Okay as far as damaging the poly but I was more concerned that the
Rain-X would do nothing to remove the smaller scratches you referenced.
I took a look at the Rain-X bottle I have and this not billed as a
cleaner but rather a topping after you have the windshield scrupuously
cleaned with other chemicals, etc. To remove the scratches there should
be some microabrasive component to the Rain-X, no?
Also the ingredients are two kinds of alcohol and siloxyate (Sp?) Could
this be a dreaded silicone act alike? It's a stretch but should any
product with silicones even be in the shop? That shit is so persistent
you never can get rid of it.
Haven't found the can yet, but haven't spent much time digging yet - nor
have you seen my garage and shop area<g>
What I did do is search on the product using Google and came up empty.
Could be that even if it does work, if you don't already have a can
you're out of luck. Still looking though<g>
On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 03:20:31 GMT, Unquestionably Confused
No, they do it the other way - there's a gap-filling aspect to it that
will infill the finer scratches and make them disappear optically,
rather than physically.
Yes. I'd never let Rain-X anywhere near the workshop.
I'd also not use it on my car. I did use it once, and it worked
pretty well. Then it started to wear and the streaking was _awful_.
Once you've used it once, you really have to keep up using it. You
can't stop, and you can't clean it off.
After you apply it, give it 30 min. to cure and then wipe gently with
pure ethanol. No more streaking. BTW, for those who have to scrape
frost from their windows on a regular basis, rain-x is brilliant.
(remove all letters after y in the alphabet)
On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 03:20:31 GMT, the inscrutable Unquestionably
Not necessarily. The film portion (left after wiping) fills in the
scratches so they pass instead of reflecting light. I was amazed at
how good my 14 year old windshield looked after the first application.
And I love the dance raindrops do on a freshly Rain-Xed windshield.
I'm on my 3rd bottle, and have bought the large size since finishing
the small one years ago. Good schtuff, Maynard.
I believe it's an acrylic polymer coating, a plastic, with none of
those silly cones. That said, I'd use the pair of nitrile gloves I
keep with the Rain-X to buff the face shield.
The painter I used to work with used naphtha to remove any trace of
silicone from the cars before he painted them. You're probably
thinking ArmorAll, the bane of all it touches. The wash kid" at work
had it all over him, and he almost killed me once after he ArmorAlled
the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals in a car I had to test
drive. I got to the bottom of the driveway and my foot slipped right
off the brake pedal as I slid sideways into the street. Luckily no
trucks were coming by at the time. I just love that ArmorAll sh*t.
The kid was using ArmorAll right next to the paint shop one day and
Dennis nearly killed the guy when he saw that the job he'd just
prepped and sprayed was ruined by it. Dennis was the guy who knew his
paint gun so well that he could lay metalflake on metalflake and stand
the flake at just the right angle to match perfectly in full sunlight.
He was a true artist with a perfect eye for color, too.
That's my current task in the shop: Finding countertops, benchtops,
and the bloody _floor_.
I found Davies Klear-to-Land, Plexus, Myles Supercoat, Diamondite,
303, LP Aero Plastics 210, and AeroShell Plexicoat, but no
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larry.. I used rain-ex anti fog on the inside of a face shield..
good news: It worked great and never fogged...
bad news: the smell of the stuff never went away and I couldn't stand wearing
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Hell, shaving cream would have the same effect. It will keep the
mirrors in the bathroom fog-free. Downside is that it would probably
negate the effect of any anti-static spray. Sometimes, you just can't win.
dunno, that might be better than that perfume/chemical smell..
BTW, the fog-x is great for bathroom mirrors, except that at my age, you WANT
them fogged up when you get out of the shower..
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I have used Pledge spray furniture polish to deal with fine scratches
in face shields and polycarbonate glasses. It works well for that, but
I can't say that I've really observed what it does as far as static
cling is concerned.
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bring something to kill"
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