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Rain-X Original 473ml $21.74 +Delivery/Click and Collect @ Autobarn

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Rare seeing this in stock, even more rare seeing it on sale. Just in time for the winter rains.
Can be used on your shower doors too.
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    I have been looking for the Rain-x product that is specifically for shower doors, but it looks like it has been discontinued. I notice that this says to try it on your shower door to see the beading. I guess the formulation is probably pretty similar?

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      I'd say yes, but i haven't tried it myself. Looks like good feedback for people who tried it tho
      https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeImprovement/comments/9vmwzv/rai...

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      I am more interested to find their shower glass cleaner (not sure if that's the same as what you are talking about). It appears to have good reviews and they were sold in Bunnings but I just couldn't find it.

    • +1 vote

      wait until Sat 3 July, aldi has Enduroshield,
      it lasts about 2.5-3yrs.

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        Good to know, thanks

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    Do you believe that Rain X could damage the wipers. What's your view? Thanks

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      From my personal experience it preserves my wipers much better, as i didnt need to use it that much due to the rain beading on my windshield.
      Even when I do use it, it has much smoother strides. I havent used any products like this on my previous car but I'd say its a must have for rainy days now.

    • +3 votes

      don't use your wipers after you've just applied the rainx. the denatured alcohol eats plastics

      if you wait until the application dries, I have not noticed any discernable difference in lifespan of the wiper blades with or without rain x applied

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        agree, thanks

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        Usually how long take the application dries? 2 or 3 hours or much quicker. Thanks

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          5 minutes :)

          it's when the haze comes up, higher temperatures make it come up faster so you'll be out of the cold quicker :)

    • +2 votes

      I am using it almost last two years and apply the rain x every 60 days, didn't see any damage or deterioration

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        Same here, never had problems with my wipers and RainX.

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    Does anyone have any experience between the spray applicator vs. the 'concentrated' one that is applied by cloth?

    https://www.autobarn.com.au/ab/Autobarn-Category/Brands/RAIN...

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      I use the one where you squeeze it out onto the cloth and buff it on. Never had any problems with this method.

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    Thanks all!. Some users said online that the best one is the original one in a box or bottle something like that, which is the only one should be purchased. I don't know if it's true. I have actually never used this product before. Maybe I don't often drive on highway so didn't see the most benefit from this product.

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      I wouldn't be buying the fluid additive or any other products as you mentioned, the original is always going to be the best and I don't see how a wiper fluid additive would help since it would need to bond to the screen. Perhaps if you had a main application + fluid it would "top" it up so you don't need to apply it as often

      on a fresh application and in semi continuous rain you will see the difference even at 40km/hour in a school zone, with NO wipers activated

      anytime you use wipers you will instantly notice the difference, regardless of speed

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        Can I confirm if the product is the original version or there is another version with different packaging? I know that this product has the word "original" but just would like to confirm. Just one more thing, is there any product can help to prevent the dust or dirty etc? Thanks

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        I had a bottle of the windscreen additive and I threw it out. After every screen wash, when dries, would leave spot staining on the screen which is hard to get off. I would only use the rain-x wipe on, wipe off. I might even give this trigger spray a go, but NO for me for the windscreen additive.

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    Thanks OP. Been looking this stuff up for a couple of week and yeah you are right they are hard to find.
    Just out of interest, is there any difference between the 2? Or am i just better offer getting the original?

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    I find that if it’s not heavy rain it causes a lot of smearing (worse for visibility than if it wasn’t on there in first place) anyone else notice this?

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    My order just got refunded. Might try the other bottle instead.

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    I've never really had good results with this stuff. Sure, it works, but it seems like it doesn't last as long as I'd like.

    If I'm not mistaken, its just alcohol (used to be methanol but now something else as methanol is "dangerous")

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      it depends heavily on how much dust is in your area, or garage etc.

      i found that in melbourne i could get a decent 4 months of use out of a single application whereas in Perth you'd be lucky to get 2

      the application method matters a lot too. So in melbourne i would make sure to apply after the car was warm, coming back from shops or other outing, then blast windscreen with hot air on the inside. The outside temperature of glass optimally works best at or above 25 ish i would say. So during winters it was a necessity to apply it like this.

      In summer you just go straight on after a wash, parked in direct sunlight

  • +6 votes

    I wash and clay bar my windscreen. Then I use isopropyl.

    Make sure it's completely clean and dry, then use ceramic car wax.

    The results last a very long time.

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      I recommend a high silica ceramic coating too.

      NanoAge on Aliexpress performs very well, costs $20, and will last at least 1.5 years. Enough to do your entire car too, or if you aren't into that, all of your windows/glass in the house too.