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Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?

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Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?

Post by oragex » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:50 pm

I used this for the past two years. Recently, my windshield fluid reservoir level sensor stopped working. Google it, and found some information about the silicone contained in the Rain-x

in particular this review
http://www.amazon.com/Rain-X-Windshield ... B003VOF6A6

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Re: Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?

Post by rafmarkham » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:36 pm

I'm seeing this a little late, but in case it helps... I use the Rainex on our V70 (and Miata), which is applied to the windshield itself with great success, although re-applications are periodically needed. I clean the glass thoroughly, then apply the Rainex, polish it off, and may apply a second coat, buffing it clear. Front windows are a good idea. At highway speeds the rain beads off so well wipers are hardly needed.
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Re: Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?

Post by vtl » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:42 pm

Volvo (Pilkinton) uses hydrophobic application on the windshield, it needs no Rain-X when new. Of course, don't do any "sealant" in car wash.
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