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    Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Been using Rain-X for years - mainly as a solution before the Aero Wiper mod but they have now brought out a combined glass cleaner / wax which is a lot easier to apply and seems to last just as well - i.e. 2-3 weeks!

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165568

    It's on 3 for 2 at the moment and you get 20% off for trade, they also do a box where you get some anti fog wipes for the interior glass for a quid more which is well worth it!

    It really is superb stuff, I'm not getting any frost at the moment and no fog on the insides - my 5 year old Lupo wiper blades no longer judder and i've also used this on the headlight protectors, number plates and mirrors to stop dirt sticking!


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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Love Rain-X... Been using it since the days of Air-cooled... (and you thought Rado wipers were bad! )

    Gotta laugh at the looks from your passenger as you drive down rain-soaked roads with the wipers off!

    Found treating the screens to 2-3 layers of Original Rain-X lasted a good couple months... Longer on unswept areas
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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Rain-x used to do a bottle that was split down the middle, one half was the cleaning solution, the other was the rain repellent, which did seem to work better than using normal glass cleaner and then rain-x, haven't seen it like that for a few years though.
    I still find the Star Trek warp effect it creates a little distracting though
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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by coolrado
    I still find the Star Trek warp effect it creates a little distracting though
    So I'm not the only one then!
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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by vwdeviant
    Quote Originally Posted by coolrado
    I still find the Star Trek warp effect it creates a little distracting though
    So I'm not the only one then!
    No


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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Been using this stuff for the last two weeks and it is very good and the wipes. Wife can't get used to the trace effect though. Still get frost though and misting.
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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Rain-X's anti-fog stuff is good too!
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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesewire
    Rain-X's anti-fog stuff is good too!
    Yep - thats what the wipes are - good sheeeet!


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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by vwdeviant
    Gotta laugh at the looks from your passenger as you drive down rain-soaked roads with the wipers off!
    yep! it never gets old!


    Quote Originally Posted by coolrado
    I still find the Star Trek warp effect it creates a little distracting though
    i've almost had some potentially pretty serious crashes cos of that!


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    Re: Rain-X Glass Cleaner

    I haven't used Rain-X, but there is an alternative in the market made by Carlack.

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/engine.../prod_348.html

    It's called the Glass Sealing Kit, and is basically two bottles, one a cleaner, the other a sealer. A mate of mine who uses Rain-X couldn't believe the results I get from using it. At £12.95 though it is a bit more expensive (that said it lasts for ages).

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