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Old 03-01-2017, 07:34 PM   #1
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Does Rain-X work on salt water? My luck with wipers hasn't been the best and I'm guessing boat wipers won't be any different. Rain-X seems like a natural as long as it works on salt water.
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Rain X dose help and is better than nothing and works ok with salt water but its 100% useless compared to good wipers
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Is that because, unlike cars at highway speed, the boat speed is usually too slow to blow the rain drops off the glass?
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I used in whenever I had to steer from the lower station, I didn't have wipers on that boat, and it did fine but I would put it on every day I needed to steer below.
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I use RainX and am very satisfied with results in salt water. I find it more effective than wipers smearing salt brine.
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That's good news.
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If you must use a Rain x type produce used Gtechniq G1 ClearVision Smart Glass. it lasts 18 months + unlike Rain x 2 weeks
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At that price, it ought to. Thanks Gaston.
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At that price, it ought to. Thanks Gaston.

If you only put it on every 18months its cheap .I did the boat and 4 cars with one bottle
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Rain X dose help and is better than nothing and works ok with salt water but its 100% useless compared to good wipers
Tend to disagree to the 100% charge. Rain X applied in a preemptive application prior to departing in threatening weather will find the need for wiper use reduced. Of course conditions may have a factor in specific areas of operation. I speak only to the Southern South East Alaska region where I operate. In the past years of rainy weather or with a small craft as ours is, salt spray, the Rain X has been sufficient that wipers were not utilized.
This rebuttal is not meant as a argumentative statement, only that expressing such a statistic is a bit over exuberant for actual history to ignore.

I would encourage the OP to begin a habit of applying Rain X prior to departure of a port with pending weather anticipated.

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Can it be used on Perspex/Lexan?
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My understanding is no it can't. A couple of years ago I had to remove some bad water spots on windows. I was in Anacortes at the time and someone was detailing a boat across from us. I asked him how he would remove the water spots. His response was use 3M rubbing compound and when they were gone, use carnuba wax on the glass. I have done that ever since including expanding use to our car and truck. It lasts much longer than RainX and does a better job.

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Mr. tp. Thanks. Our 3 main front window are glass but the curved side windows are perspex/lexan (don't know which). Was just checking...
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To use wipers on glass in heavy weather it is usual to add a fresh water spray to keep the salt from scratching the glass.

Never use wipers on any grade of plastic.
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RT. Why bother? Just raid your bilge for another bottle of wine when the rain starts and soon (a few bottles) it will go away (or you won't care). ��
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Mr. BF. Not MY bilge, Mr. L_t's....
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My understanding is no it can't. A couple of years ago I had to remove some bad water spots on windows. I was in Anacortes at the time and someone was detailing a boat across from us. I asked him how he would remove the water spots. His response was use 3M rubbing compound and when they were gone, use carnuba wax on the glass. I have done that ever since including expanding use to our car and truck. It lasts much longer than RainX and does a better job.

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Which rubbing compound?
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I did not have good results with Rain X. Perhaps I didn't apply it correctly or perhaps my windows weren't completely clean, but the Rain X seemed to cloud the windows and I had a very difficult time removing it.
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Which rubbing compound?
What will polish plastic or glass to perfect clarity is using ceramic stove top cleaner.
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In the "old days" there was a glass cleaner called "Glass Wax". You would wipe it on, let it dry and buff it off. Much like you do with rubbing compound or polish. It worked well.


I have found a similar product, "No StreekŪ Glass Polish" at Ace Hardware. It works like Glass Wax and is pretty effective. It seems like it is a very mild abrasive and good on water spots. It's the only thing that would get the Rain X mess off my windows.


If you're going to use rubbing compound, I would try the finest grit you can get.
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