Rain x alternative

Rain x alternative

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Spare tyre

Original Poster:

5,363 posts

89 months

Sunday 18th October
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Always been a fan of rain x ( used to do 60k a year, years ago, so put a lot more effort into car maintenance). Have baby now so don’t have time for constant re application

What’s the stuff of choice now? I’m only asking as my parents and in laws always start getting stressed about Xmas gifts and I always end up with carplan shampoo and a tyre guage.

Is there something a bit more expensive that lasts a decent amount of time?

thebraketester

10,128 posts

97 months

Sunday 18th October
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G technic. The 2 part one works well and lasts.

WyrleyD

1,269 posts

107 months

Sunday 18th October
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Rain Racer if you can find it, many years ago it could be bought in bulk and was used on things like cruise ship windows, glass shower screens and of course car windscreens. I've still got a little bit left but the burnishing gel went solid and is useless now.

Sump

5,464 posts

126 months

Sunday 18th October
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The Big G

916 posts

127 months

Sunday 18th October
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If you don’t want to go to the full effort of a ceramic glass coating, angelwax h2go lasts a lot longer than rainx and seems to be a great compromise. Soft99/fusso also go a good rain repellent too.

Mr_J

22 posts

6 months

Sunday 18th October
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thebraketester said:
G technic. The 2 part one works well and lasts.
This.

Defcon5

5,574 posts

150 months

Sunday 18th October
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Last winter I got one called ‘super glaco’. The packaging was all in Japanese so that’s all I know, but i found it better than rain x and it comes in an applicator (like a liquid shoe polish thing) so there is no wastage

ecsrobin

11,563 posts

124 months

Sunday 18th October
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thebraketester said:
G technic. The 2 part one works well and lasts.
I use rainx washer fluid these days quite a compromise but it seems to do the job above 40mph. The gtechnic I’ve previously used and was brilliant from 30mph but I couldn’t be arsed to keep coating every 6 months.

defblade

5,899 posts

172 months

Sunday 18th October
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I haven't used RainX for years, since they started supporting Brake.

Last time around, I used the Meguiars sealant https://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/glass-sealant and it did last pretty well through the winter; just about to do it again now, but would expect to top it up come the new year.

Mr-B

2,684 posts

153 months

Sunday 18th October
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Depending on how often you wash your car you could try something like Autofinesse Aquacoat or Gyeon Wetcoat. Spray on, rinse off and dry no buffing involved. Be careful with Aquacoat as I have heard that it can leave marks like water spots that are hard to remove if the product is left on too long.

pills

1,467 posts

196 months

Sunday 18th October
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Another vote for G technic.

alorotom

8,479 posts

146 months

Sunday 18th October
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I started using Stoners but it can be a mate to get hold of for reasonable money in the U.K.

snotrag

12,221 posts

170 months

Sunday 18th October
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PIAA silicone wipers.

Expensive, but they are the best thing you'll ever buy for your car.

Haltamer

1,519 posts

39 months

Sunday 18th October
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Soft99 Glaco Rain repellent - Super easy, lasts a long time, does the job perfectly for me!

A1VDY

3,306 posts

86 months

Sunday 18th October
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pills said:
Another vote for G technic.
+1


Summit_Detailing

1,377 posts

152 months

Sunday 18th October
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Gtechniq G1.

Cheers,

Chris

Daveb257

323 posts

98 months

Monday 26th October
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I’ve used Duxback for years (ever since a demo box followed me home) there’s a sweetspot to getting the application right so maybe try on a side/rear window first
https://www.duxback.co.uk/

Summit_Detailing

1,377 posts

152 months

Monday 26th October
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Daveb257 said:
I’ve used Duxback for years (ever since a demo box followed me home) there’s a sweetspot to getting the application right so maybe try on a side/rear window first
https://www.duxback.co.uk/
This would be my 2nd recommendation, but as you say application isn't quite as straightforward as G1.

Cheers,

Chris

Daveb257

323 posts

98 months

Monday 26th October
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I’ve bit tried the G1 Chris, is it worth trying for latest addition (ahead of the free Duxback?)
I do like Gtechnic stuff, have some of the C4 trim restorer, haven’t got round to using it yet

Summit_Detailing

1,377 posts

152 months

Monday 26th October
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Daveb257 said:
I’ve bit tried the G1 Chris, is it worth trying for latest addition (ahead of the free Duxback?)
I do like Gtechnic stuff, have some of the C4 trim restorer, haven’t got round to using it yet
If you have some Duxback for free then crack on with that, it performs well and lasts a decent time, just not as long as G1.

Also make sure you follow the instructions to the tee.

Cheers,

Chris