Rain Away Windscreen Water Repellant - 200ml Bottle £1 @ Poundland
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Rain Away Windscreen Water Repellant - 200ml Bottle £1 @ Poundland

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Found 5th Dec 2010Made hot 6th Dec 2010
Rain Away

Windscreen Water Repellant.

Mean Machine, Clear View, Rain Away.

£3:89 on E-Bay ....

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Can't find anything on their website called 'Rain Away'. Can you please post link to product OP?

Original Poster

Can't find link on their website either ... but, they don't list everything, do they?

Found an E-Bay listing ... same stuff ... if you search for it on E-Bay, you will find all about it.

Original Poster

^^^^ Doesn't look anything like that link^^^^

It looks like the picture I have posted .... can I post an e-bay link even though it's much more expensive on e-bay?

Here it is, this is the exact stuff:-

http://****.co.uk/Cle…50b
Edited by: "MrRee" 5th Dec 2010

A little tip..
Shaving cream is as good

richard1390

A little tip..Shaving cream is as good



Huh?! You put shaving cream on your windscreen?

Original Poster

Shaving Cream - on windscreens? Does this stop Close Shaves in the rain?

I've heard of vinegar - never Shaving Cream.

richard1390

A little tip..Shaving cream is as good



haha - if i put shaving cream on my windscreen, i wont be able to see!!!

Hot deal, but if you cant find it at pound land simply buy isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) which is Rain Aways active ingredient (diluted off the top of my head to 70%)

Won't using your wipers solve the rain problem while saving you money?

richard1390

A little tip..Shaving cream is as good



yep, good for the bathroom mirror as well, little dab on the mirror, wipe over & voilà no more steamed up mirror.

abfmdf

Hot deal, but if you cant find it at pound land simply buy isopropanol … Hot deal, but if you cant find it at pound land simply buy isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) which is Rain Aways active ingredient (diluted off the top of my head to 70%)



Can't see how isopropanol would repel rain??? It's an alcohol and is used as a solvent and cleaner usually [what you might smell from some de-icers] so can't see how anything would be 'left behind' as a rain barrier coating.......

One of the better cheaper rain repellants is Lidl's W5 Nano Solution windscreen cleaner, which is £4.99 IIRC. Other dedicated brands can be at least twice this..


what this stuff does, is fill in the tiny imperfections in the glass which vastly reduces water droplets from sticking to the screen, when you are travelling at 30mph+ the rain just runs away rather than clinging to the screen. great stuff and each application lasts about 4 weeks.

Here's another tip, use your windscreen wipers, they magically make rain go away!!

simate

Here's another tip, use your windscreen wipers, they magically make rain … Here's another tip, use your windscreen wipers, they magically make rain go away!!



the new Boy Racer mod is no windscreen wipers. aparantly increases aerodynamics. so this producs is great (_;)

This is great stuff!

another tip save your money and book a flight out of the country ..... theres 1000's of places us brits can live where it dont rain all the time......!!!!

richard1390

A little tip..Shaving cream is as good



So is treacle. Water simply runs off it!

Faythur

Can't see how isopropanol would repel rain??? It's an alcohol and is used … Can't see how isopropanol would repel rain??? It's an alcohol and is used as a solvent and cleaner usually [what you might smell from some de-icers] so can't see how anything would be 'left behind' as a rain barrier coating.......One of the better cheaper rain repellants is Lidl's W5 Nano Solution windscreen cleaner, which is £4.99 IIRC. Other dedicated brands can be at least twice this..



When you rub any of these products (which are all between 70 and 99% Isopropanol) you are indeed applying a polar solvent. Being a polar solvent is good as it dissolves polar rubbish on your windscreen (Salts and other water soluble contaminants).

But being an alcohol makes it doubly effective and removes oils and greases (Unlike most hydrocarbon solvents it also does not corrode plastics). This makes your windscreen much cleaner, allowing water to flow off it better,

When you buff in Ispopopanol it also creates a film upon the glass (much like applying wax), which itself helps water flow off better (as glass tend to be hydrophillic)

Although Rain X add small amount of other reagents (to help it last longer, and to make it more hydrophobic)

Many of these products are simply Isopropanol.

Rain away = 90% Isopropanol, <1% sulphuric acid
e-therapeutics.ca/crl…x=1





Edited by: "abfmdf" 6th Dec 2010

Original Poster

The ingredient which does the amazing thing of beading and throwing off rain is Silicon.

Nationwide AutoCentre wanted about £40 to apply the same kind of treatment to my cars windscreen, single application - their product was called DuxBack or something like?

So, £1 for numerous applications is amazing value!

Used Rain-X in the past, in fact I think I still have some in my garage somewhere. While it certainly does work as described, I also seem to remember that the wipers tend to smear the water rather more. I certainly wouldn't recommend it as a replacement for wipers, but if you can live with the smearing, it keeps the windscreen cleaner for longer.

MrRee

The ingredient which does the amazing thing of beading and throwing off … The ingredient which does the amazing thing of beading and throwing off rain is Silicon.Nationwide AutoCentre wanted about £40 to apply the same kind of treatment to my cars windscreen, single application - their product was called DuxBack or something like?So, £1 for numerous applications is amazing value!



I dont disagree (it is a great deal) the addition of silicon also does help with the beading (its why RainX gets better reviews than Rain Away). My point was you can get a close performance by simply using Isopropanol if you dont have a pound land close

Original Poster

No problem with your advice reference Isopropanol and no offence taken at all in your opinion.

The trick to the success of these things is preparation, the screen must be absolutely as clean as can be. Then, the coating makes wipers almost idle. Of course, not a replacement for wipers!

But, at £1 for multiple coatings, it just has to be the deal of the moment!

Banned

used this a few years back and once it wears off then even the wipers struggle to clear your screen and even stick on the wipe. Re-application didnt help much. I would avoid.

Banned

BigAde

Used Rain-X in the past, in fact I think I still have some in my garage … Used Rain-X in the past, in fact I think I still have some in my garage somewhere. While it certainly does work as described, I also seem to remember that the wipers tend to smear the water rather more. I certainly wouldn't recommend it as a replacement for wipers, but if you can live with the smearing, it keeps the windscreen cleaner for longer.


My point only more succinctly put

Don't put this stuff on your side windows.
I causes them to mist up far more often than without it.

I still have a bottle in my cupboard ( its Rain Wizzard- its supposed to last longer than the other brands).
I won't put it on my screen again - it causes more problems than it solves.

Original Poster

Yeah, well - like I said - preparation is the key ... if you cannot apply it properly you will run into trouble.

This is only for those who can operate more than one brain cell at any one time

MrRee

Yeah, well - like I said - preparation is the key ... if you cannot apply … Yeah, well - like I said - preparation is the key ... if you cannot apply it properly you will run into trouble.This is only for those who can operate more than one brain cell at any one time



well said, preparation is the key here. start cutting corners and it wont work as well. i have used various similar products and they cost from a fewquid to 20 quid for a bottle and do similar jobs. they dont replace yourwipers tbh but it certainly does help clearing the water off the screen.

Have used this for years and thoroughly recommend it.

Those who tried it and don't rate it may not have cleaned their windscreen properly or applied it properly.

It just takes a bit of time, effort and the ability to read the instructions on the bottle.

Cut a potato in half and use that. Works..don't know how

Original Poster

A potato will work out MORE EXPENSIVE!! Ha Ha Ha

MrRee

Yeah, well - like I said - preparation is the key ... if you cannot apply … Yeah, well - like I said - preparation is the key ... if you cannot apply it properly you will run into trouble.This is only for those who can operate more than one brain cell at any one time


I take your point. In my case I made sure that the windscreen was scrupulously clean and followed the application instructions to the letter. While I agree that it does work, I found that the side-effects of smearing and slight jerkiness of the wipers outweighed a lot of the benefits.
To give it some balance, I found that removal of ice from the windscreen was somewhat easier with the product applied.

Good deal but its Snow Away we need.

i got something similar from lidl a while back, applied it before the summer and it is still working! worth it for a quid!!

thanks op

Sounds like it's worth a try for £1!

Would this or similar stuff work for the rear screen of a saloon car with no wiper but with heated demister? Thanks

MrRee

Yeah, well - like I said - preparation is the key ... if you cannot apply … Yeah, well - like I said - preparation is the key ... if you cannot apply it properly you will run into trouble.This is only for those who can operate more than one brain cell at any one time



One might say that anyone with more than one brain cell, would just use their wipers and not waste their money, just saying.

Tbh sounds more hassle than I can be bothered with. Never found switching on the wipers a big problem.

would this work on a motorcycle helmet visor?
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