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RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by Maniac » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:40 pm

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In Asda at the moment, reduced from £4 to £2. Not quite the £1 they did it for a bit back, but still worth a look. Bought one to give it a go later, if its any good, I'll stock up :)

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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by gingertosser » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:44 pm

cheers manic
stop off tomorrow and get some 3 bottles should do the trick :thumbsup:

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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by dan425 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:55 pm

Good find, but personally I can't stand their rain repellent stuff.
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Post by gingertosser » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:03 pm

dan425 wrote:Good find, but personally I can't stay their rain repellent stuff.
why ? tell me more before i buy

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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by markeg » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:19 pm

I find that rainX is smeary on the windscreen (and yes, I do try to polish it with a dry cloth etc as per the instructions), but is great for side windows/rear/wing mirrors.
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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by Maniac » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:20 pm

I've used it and had no problems at all other than it wears off over time and needs doing again. i've not used this cleaner/top up tho so hence giving it a go :)

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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by dan425 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:34 pm

I've found RainX to be smeary and that it doens't last too long. Just personally wasn't a fan.

Maniac, let us know how the cleaner/top up works out. :)
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Post by thepits » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:34 pm

I've used RainX for years, and yes it does go smeary on the windscreen, but only after you've used the wipers. :wink:

It works at speed, so is no use around town @ 20/30 mph, also some road lights can cause a funny reflection.

It comes into its own over 40mph, so ideal for motorways :) It also stops water freezing, so no more scrape/scrape :thumbsup:
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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by mmm-five » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:47 pm

Didn't do that well in the AutoExpress group test last year.

Would have been slightly higher in the ranking if it had been cheaper.

I thought I'd try the EnduroShield one for a change, and it's been on for about 6 months. Doesn't need reapplying yet, and doesn't smear with the wipers.
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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by Maniac » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:50 pm

I don't expect this to be full on rainX.. just a cleaner with a bit of rainX in it... TBH I'm more interested in trying it on the shower screens, cos if it keeps em clean, I'll buy crap loads as I hate cleaning the bloody shower.

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Post by mr wilks » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:51 pm

I have some RainX which i only apply before long motorway journey,s , definitely needs buffing off once dry & have always found it works well at speed with no need for wipers . As already mentioned its ineffective & pointless under 60 mph
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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by dan425 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:58 pm

Maniac wrote:I don't expect this to be full on rainX.. just a cleaner with a bit of rainX in it... TBH I'm more interested in trying it on the shower screens, cos if it keeps em clean, I'll buy crap loads as I hate cleaning the bloody shower.
Now that, my good man, is a bloody good idea.
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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by mr wilks » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:18 pm

Don,t LOL but ive been using car wax periodically on my shower screen & tiles for years , also use it on inside of house windows & glazed door,s :oops:
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Post by andysat » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:09 pm

dan425 wrote:
Maniac wrote:I don't expect this to be full on rainX.. just a cleaner with a bit of rainX in it... TBH I'm more interested in trying it on the shower screens, cos if it keeps em clean, I'll buy crap loads as I hate cleaning the bloody shower.
Now that, my good man, is a bloody good idea.
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Re: RainX Glass Cleaner and Protector

Post by jswillia » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:57 pm

RainX is really good for keep scum and lime scale off your shower door I found.

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