Will RainX ruin your windows?

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by brokenpower, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. brokenpower Registered Senior Member

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    I heard that RainX will deteriorate your windows if you come into contact with salt (such as road salt):shrug:

    is there any truth to this?
     
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  3. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    Hmmm... this sounds like a load of crap. It's just a silicon based wax, I think. Your windows are made mostly out of silicon too, so I don't see how it could hurt.
     
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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Been using the stuff in Minnesota winters - road salt capital of the free world - for many years. The bodies of my vehicles rot away. The windshields are fine.
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I never have used anything on my windshield except the wipers. I change them every 2 to 3 years to be certain they stay in good operating condition. I don't think rainx is any better than good wipers but it does cost more because you have to re apply it every so often.
     
  8. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Silicon or Silicone?

    Silicon is a semi-metallic element.
    Silicone is a Silicon-Carbon-Hydrogen Polymer.
     
  9. brokenpower Registered Senior Member

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    ok, thanks guys because i heard this from someone i worked with and i wanted to call bullshit because i use it all the time.
     
  10. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    Well, would it be fair to say that even silicone is "silicon based"?
     
  11. thinking Banned Banned

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    yes it seems

    so is " Rain-X "

    a good Idea

    if no objections come forth

    it works terrifically well , from experience

    and I recommend this product , for if nothing else than safety

    objections ?
     
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  12. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Yes, but it's the same as calling a PVC pipe carbon.
     
  13. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Do you often criticize movies without seeing them first???
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    By making a statement that I only use my wipers doesn't mean that I'm criticizing anything so where do you get off on saying that? :shrug:
     
  15. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Gee man, Alzheimer setting in? From your next sentence:

    You never tried RainX, so you are making a guess which is not even educated, because well, you never tried the product.

    By the way, if you ever want the Star Wars "speeding through the galaxy" effect (when the stars become lines) try RainX without the wipers turned on in a light sparkling rain. It is fun!
     
  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Just an opinion but based on what I have seen and heard about RainX I think it is a valid opinion.
     
  17. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah I heard Watchmen is a good movie, they told me. Well, other people told me it sucked, so I am confused!

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    By the way I use RainX based carwash and the car is shining like hell...
     
  18. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Do you like allot of violence and killings?
     
  19. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, they instructions say apply a little but the stupid thing is annoying because it leaves fog, even when I do what it says and use a little. It always makes foggy window and hard to see, leaving residue

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  20. superstring01 Moderator

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    Same here in Cleveland.

    I apply the stuff (straight from the bottle) directly to the windshield as often as I can (ahhh... okay, once a year...) and use the Rain-X variety of windshield washer juice as well. My lovely new-ish (well, it was new in 2006) car has all sorts of dents and scratches... but the windshield is just peachy.

    ~String
     
  21. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    You are suposed to put it on the OUTSIDE of the windshield....
     
  22. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Not understanding an analogy, eh??? The point was, .... nevermind...
     
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