RainBrella by Wipe New/Rust-Oleum
Available at: Canadian Tire, Amazon.ca
Rain-X has some competition from the windshield therapy aisle, but if this other product is well worth the additional money is your choice. Wipe New RainBrella by Rust-Oleum comes in a box with two towelettes saturated in a solution of isopropyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone and inorganic acids. Also in the box is a set of rubber gloves and a microfibre fabric.
It is a very simple product to apply. Wipe it on, wait five minutes, wipe off and repeat. 1 package is good for a single application on one windshield. The packaging suggests it is going to repel rain, sand and dirt out of your windshield for more than 100 car washes but doesn’t say anything about snow or what scraping ice will do to the therapy.
However, it’s impressive in the rain. Water beads and flees in the windshield like kids running from chores. Yes, the windshield wipers do their job, but RainBrella manages the area of the windshield not cleared from the wipers, giving you broader visibility.
If you decide to use this item, heed the advice of the packing and then open the garage door and wear the gloves. It is stinky and corrosive.
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