I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I used Rain-X.
Then it rained… and wow!
Raindrops that used to smear my view, especially at night, just beaded up on the windshield and literally blew away.
I don’t even need wipers anymore during light and medium rains when driving at speed.
Wipers are still needed for slower driving and heavy rains, but even then the visibility is hugely improved.
Just What is Rain-X?
Rain-X is basically a water repellent that you apply to your car’s windshield to help rainwater bead up and roll off, rather than smearing and obstructing your view.
Rain-X has been around for decades and has a loyal following of users, including me.
How Does Rain-X Work?
Rain-X works by creating a hydrophobic, or water-repelling, layer on the windshield.
This layer causes water to bead up and roll off, rather than sticking and spreading out.
The result is a clearer, unobstructed view of the road, even in heavy rain.
Rain-X uses a special formula that chemically bonds with the glass, creating a non-stick surface. Rain-X not only repels rain but also sleet and snow, making it a useful tool for all types of inclement weather.
How to Apply Rain-X?
Applying Rain-X is easy.
First, you need to clean your windshield thoroughly.
Then, apply the Rain-X product using a cloth or paper towel, using firm, circular motions.
Once it dries to a slight haze, you just use a dry cloth or paper towel to polish it. If a haze remains, sprinkle a little water on the windshield and then polish it dry. That should take care of it.
The result should be a smooth, clear windshield ready to repel water.
Is Rain-X Worth It?
Rain-X is relatively inexpensive and makes a huge difference when driving in the rain. A single application lasts for several weeks, depending on the weather conditions.
Rain-X is one of those few products that works as advertised. Raindrops bead up and blow right off as you drive, greatly improving visibility when you drive in the rain.