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#1 Turvey

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:24 PM

I've never used a product like this before so would like to ask folks opinions please.

 

I drive a truck during the week and at this time of year the side and rear windows get really mucked up and the rain/road grime etc seems to stick on them. Is this stuff any good for vertical windows with little or no wind on them to blow away the beaded water?



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

Not tried it, seen good reviews about it online and I was told to avoid the windscreen, so could be worth a try. I use Autoglym Glass Polish on mine and that seems to do the job, doesn't seem to last long though :(



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:09 PM

Not sure who would tell you to avoid the windscreen as that is its intended use. I use the turtle wax version of it and its really good, it lasts for a few weeks at a time depending on how often you have to use your wipers.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

Some people swear by it, but a quick google will throw up some horror stories about smearing with wipers in rainy conditions. Obviously with the internet you only normally hear about the issues, people don't comment when things are running smooth!



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:38 PM

Yea, it would be really helpful for people to put the positive side of products up, not just the draw backs. But no as long as its applied as its supposed to then it works wonders on the windscreen.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:51 PM

rain x is good but it doesn't last for long.

there is a MUCH better produce out there http://www.theultima...mart-glass.aspx

i havent use this product myself but i know someone who has used the plastic restorer and his black trims still look like new and his cars 8 years old and was applied earlier this year



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:34 PM

I use rain-X - love the stuff!!

It fades, but its still doing a certain amount of work even after about 2 months with a wash every 1-2 weeks!

 

It works great for my focus windscreen after about 30mph

It doesn't really help for the grime of winter spray, but one thing I do like it that it stops frost sticking! when neighbours are on ages I cleared mine with a flick of the wipers! 



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:41 AM

Best stuff I've ever used is collinite (as in the wax) it is awesome stuff, the rain just rolls off the top of the car!
Another good one to use is g techniq g1 glass cleaner... That's stuffs proper awesome too!

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:19 PM

Rain-x is is amazing stuff, I apply it to the windscreen, front side windows and the back one and rain water just runs off... at motorway speed you barely need the wipers!

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:55 PM

Cheers guys  ;)

 

Couldn't find Rain-x in any of the places up here I was in today so bought a tin of stuff from a Pound shop instead!  :D I don't hold out much use for it but for a quid it's worth a shot.

 

I'll have a Google and see about getting some from Amazon etc 



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:18 PM

I use rain x on the side windows only now after smearing occurred on the front with the wipers on.
It was great on the front when first applied but after a while the blades would seem to smear which made it worse at night.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:06 PM

I used to use standard rain x all round and had no problems, I now use the rain x window cleaner so  get clean windows and rain x all in one. Got the last bottle from Asda for about £3



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:12 PM

Found this whilst having a look about...

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=WYlDVimu1s0

 

Go to 1 minute 50 seconds for a cool demonstration  :afro:



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:39 PM

Found this whilst having a look about...

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=WYlDVimu1s0

 

Go to 1 minute 50 seconds for a cool demonstration  :afro:

 

 

no good for glass as it will make it cloudy



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:03 PM

i've used rain x without any issues at all. follow the instructions and you'll be fine.

 

i cleaned my glass and wiper blades with alcohol wipes first - get them from ebay.

 

i now use repel from autobrite dirct as it lasts longer but costs a bit more.

 

The G1 stuff (link my mr singh) is one of the best products on the market.



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