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#1 pologuy

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 02:46 PM

Hi,

I have been told that cleaning your glass and then putting a coat of was over it is just as good, if not better than using rain x?

Anyone do this?

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 03:02 PM

I like rain x on the windsheild. I had used a carnuba based wax a few years back and it made a mess during a rainstorm. I had to stop driving. Since then only rain x on the front.

I do use LSP on all the other glass usually, unless its carnuba.
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 03:06 PM

i recently put rain x on all of the windows of my wifes car. It worked great for about 2 weeks and at 3 it was like nothing was on them.

How long is Rain x supposed to last?

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 03:41 PM

rain x is highly overrated IMO, use a sealant, Klasse AIO, or a wax, preferably the Klasse.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:24 PM

Is it me or is sealing your glass just a waste if you're after any kind of durability? Both RainX & LSPs typically don't last more than a rain storm on my windshield.

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#6 wagonproject

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:37 PM

Always just "polished" the glass. Works nice and leaves a nice finish on the glass so to speak.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:38 PM

I have tried a lot of crazy stuff on glass, and I must say, for the time it works, RainX is God when it comes to window water beading.

The way I do it is to apply it before washing each time. Then when washing, I can remove any excess left over. It is just part of the weekly routine. It is kind of pricey if you do it every week, but with the amount of money yall spend on the specialty products, it should be in your arsenal.

I use it on every single exterior detail I do, and my customers love it.
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#8 harold97

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:40 AM

I apply Rain-X about three times a year, and it works great. I use the old kind that gets buffed onto the glass, and have never had a problem with it breaking down, in either the Midwest (sun...) or New England (a few minutes of sun, and all other weather).

Wouldn't a lot of waxes or sealants have some sort of oils that would then be on your glass?

#9 wfedwar

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:43 AM

Acrylic sealants (Klasse, Werkstat) have always worked well for me.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:15 PM

Zaino Z-2 or Z-5 Works extremely well on my glass. I usually do not use my windshield wipers if I am going over 30 MPH because the water beads and runs off the windshield so fast it is clearer to do that then put the wipers on.
Any type of quality sealant should be like this as well.

What I have noticed is when you put the sealant/wax on buff it in real good and leave it on there for 2-3 times longer then you would normally do on your paint. Do not ask me why this works but for me it makes a night and day difference.

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#11 JohnnyDaJackal

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:41 PM

I just use Meguiar's NXT glass cleaner or the Rain-X glass cleaner when I'm cleaning my car. You get nice clean windows and decent beading, but it doesn't last too long, especially on the windshield.
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#12 sixty7mustang22

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:54 PM

I really like RainX. Sealants and waxes have never lasted as long as RainX has for me.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:23 PM

i've always had good luck with rain-x. last at least 3-4 months on most my cars. seems to wear off faster on my truck than my wifes suv.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:43 PM

I haven't use Rain-x but did use wax several years, and I didn't like the hazy look when driving at night.

Aquapel is guaranteed to last 6 months per application. Works good and nice beeding too.

#15 Infraggable Kru

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:18 PM

Random question for you guys


I want to apply something on the inside of my headlights so they don't fog up

Would rainx or FogX be a good idea ( is ti 100% clear ? )

#16 kaotikdt

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:25 PM

Random question for you guys


I want to apply something on the inside of my headlights so they don't fog up

Would rainx or FogX be a good idea ( is ti 100% clear ? )


If i were you I would seal them correctly instead. Look for any cracks that may be letting water in. I doubt any product will help that though IMO

#17 gofastman

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:36 PM

I find ONR QD works the best. On really dirty windows Duragloss Nu Glass works wonders, mist with ONR to keep it working longer and boom, crazy beading. I tried carnuba but it made my wipers chatter like crazy.
Amsoil Rain Clear works well too, lasts longer than RainX

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:04 PM

I put 476s on my windows about 6 months ago and they still bead great including the windshield.

Poliseal and KIO have worked great as well.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:10 PM

Try Aquapel. I heard this is the best in durability and beading. After I polish my windows, I am definitely trying this.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:01 AM

If I polish the glass, I normally use Optimum's Poli-Seal. I always clean my glass with Clearkote's Quikshine, customer's too. Rain beads off as well as it does with RainX and lasts longer too.

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