Rain-X 2 in 1 : Disappointed

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  1. ZackyDog

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    Has anyone used this stuff? I'm pretty disappointed with it. It cleans glass, but doesn't really repel the rain. Perhaps I am better off with the original Rain-X? Usually, there is a compromise with 2 in1/3 in 1/etc. products.


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  2. Buckocaster51

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    I've had great success with the original.

    I clean the window with powdered feldspar (Barkeepers Friend), which is softer than glass (#6 vs #7 on Mohs' Scale of Hardness) and hence will not scratch your window.

    Getting that window clean is a key.
     
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    From my experience, the more rake the windshield has the better it performs. On my 914, I rarely had to use the wipers after applying it, but even on other sports cars with significant rake, it would not work as well. There was a discernible film that would bug me with glaring headlights too.
     
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    Thanks for your comments.

    Yes, there is a discernible film with the 2 in 1 formula. It sounds like I should revert to the original formula.


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  5. harold h

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    I had similar experience. On some cars it works well, some not so
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    I've been happy with their windshield washer fluid.. The original rainx that had to be buffed was/is the best. never had to use the wipers on the road..
     
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    Rain X had a toothpaste thickness Glass Cleaner, that was great.

    I would not combine the cleaning with the rainproofing functions in one product. Makes no sense.

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    Edit: the cleaner was called Rain X Extreme Clean. Don't know if they still make it.
     
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    Use the original.
     
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    I have a nearly-full bottle of Rain-X I'll never use now that I've found Aquapel. It works like Rain-X, but lasts months longer. I buy mine on Amazon.
     
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    Love original Rain-X. The 2-in-1 is iffy at best, on both counts.
     
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    I've used the wipes to try to avoid piecemeal fogging when it rains. The results are mixed, one has to use it on the windshield and windows frequently to make it work.
     
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    It sounds reminiscent of car wax. Maybe this would achieve the same result?


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    In a nutshell: car wax is better than original Rain-x. They must have change the formula for original Rain-x; it is not like I remember it.
     
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    No, that toothpaste thickness glass cleaner was in no way like that stuff. One is about really cleaning the finish, removing residue and the other is about polymers soaking into and incorporating into the finish - and just leaving the dirt where it is.
     
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    In my experience the 2 in 1 works fine but it doesn't last long. If you're cleaning the glass 3 times a week it's probably fine.

    I've started using the Rain-X windshield washer fluid. That works pretty well for me but I use my washers pretty habitually. It's not as good as the original, dedicated product but application couldn't be easier. You can find it for under $4.00/gallon.

    https://www.rainx.com/product/winds...-2-in-1-windshield-washer-fluid/#.VoFetvnF-b4
     
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    I made the mistake of using it on a motorcycle windshield (not glass) and during the summer heat it yellowed and became opaque. It was really hard to get off.
     
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    I know a few guys who made that mistake with a motorcycle helmet shield. Plexus is the best product I've found for plastic.
     
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    I love the original stuff and hate windshield wipers. I have to remember to reapply tonight if it's not too cold.
     
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    Does anybody use RainX on shower glass? I have a ritual every couple months of getting a razor scraper and going archeological on the glass, followed by regular polishing. It's the only way I've seen to get it PERFECTLY clean.

    I've considered trying RainX but wondered if there is a product that is actually made for this?
     
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    I like to use a clay bar on glass. The trick is to lift the substances off the surface and not grind them in sometimes. The glass may look dead flat but there's all kinds of voids and places for the "stuff" to go.
     
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