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Old 12-18-2003, 10:16 AM
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I have been using the Rain-X brand wwf for quite a while, with no adverse effects. I have base coat -clear coat paint. just my .02. I like the stuff........
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In the winter I run Rain-X WWF with De-Icer and in the summer Rain-X Bug Wash. BOTH are PHENOMINAL and I use regular Rain-X when washing my truck and wifes car. The Rain-X WWF helps keep the Rain-X working longer and better and the cleaning properties are excellent. I don't think it is much more than regular washer fluid either. Doesn't matter I don't even CONSIDER anything else.
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Notice he quantified his statement? We don't have enought time between all of us for his real problems!

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John,

You're in luck. I manage a BMW dealer service/parts dept.

How much do you need and where do I send it??

All for 10% over my cost.

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I used to detail cars, and you can tell where the "pattern" lands on the roof, and where drips land or get over swiped onto paint when using Rain-x, when not properly wax protected.

I am a firm believer in Rain-x, and I only put it on VERY carefully with a squeeze bottle and a paper towel. I am just saying, if you are going to use it in a spray, make sure you are very well coated with wax, and you will be fine. GM and Chrysler both had problems with Silver paint (sticking to the metal) in the past 15 years. Rain-x would only accelerate the pealing around the winshield frames, etc.
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Notice he quantified his statement? We don't have enought time between all of us for his real problems!
Hey I deal with mine you deal with yours, a good conservative approach to resolutions.
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Rain-x would only accelerate the pealing around the winshield frames, etc.
I have no experience with their WW fluid, but.....

Be very careful using Rain-X repellant; - Brian is right about its paint damaging characteristics. It's also not good around acrylics or plastics (i.e. plexiglass) if exposure is prolonged. I knew a hot-shot know-everything pilot thought it was great stuff (and legal, NOT) to put on the windshield of his jet- ruined a $17K windshield - it got an opaque appearance after time and had to be replaced.
I know old habits and product usages are hard to break, it was for me too, but I now use Castrol Accu-Vision. It goes on much easier, doesn't hurt any nearby surfaces, and its repellancy is incredible. Stands up pretty well to the WW fluids too.
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