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Re: A4 driveline shudder / synthetic oil / Rain-X nightmare/Rain-X Alternative
Dan Masi wrote:
> On Dec 3, 8:24pm, Chris & Karen Newbold wrote:
> > ====> Rain-X nightmare
> > About a year ago I started using Rain-X on my windshield. I
> > gave up after about four months because it isn't really effective
> > at speeds < 50 MPH and using wipers just hastened the demise of
> > the application.
> > Now (eight months later) I've got the *NASTIEST* film/slime/goo
> > on my windshield. Even at mid-day, it's downright dangerous trying
> > to see through the smearing (let alone at night)...
> > I've tried glass cleaner and light (and later, heavy) scrubbing
> > with Bon Ami. No dice. This s**t just won't come off. Any one
> > have any bright ideas (besides replacing the glass or reapplying
> > the Rain-X)???
> Wow. I was beginning to think that I was the only one in the
> world who's ever had this problem? Can't help you, but if you
> find a solution I'd *love* to hear it!!! Raix-X works great,
> as long as you reapply it every week or two. But once you
> start using it, it would seem that you're stuck using it forever.
> Dan Masi
> '96 A4Q
I've used a similar rain-repelling product sold by the Amway company
(distributors everywhere it seems)for several years. It's called "Hard
Surface Protectant" (appx $9/bottle) and repells water from glass
amazingly-very good vision without wipers at highway speed. Durability
is approximately a month and, significantly, when it begins to wear off
there is zero residue affecting vision! These guys/gals sell the stuff
primarily for household use, but it works great on cars.