rain-x Plastic

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    Jebiruph Well-Known Member

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    #1 Jul 24, 2018
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    After seeing jeeps delivered with streaked soft top windows and knowing how easy they scratch anyway, I searched for something that would offer some level of protection and found rain-x Plastic. I put it on after cleaning the windows. It goes on like car wax, apply a light coat and hand buff it off after it hazes over. Water beads up and dirt hoses off easier.

    treated window
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    wet treated window
    rainx wet.jpg

    Here's what it looks like. I use the 303 cleaner to clean soft top fabric.
    soft top chems.jpg
     
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    @Jebiruph Jerry: how was this stuff at getting water on the plastic windows to bead up during rain, like conventional Rain-X normally does on glass windows? From the picture of the wet window it's hard for me to compare what the window might have looked like wet without your application of the product.

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    Putting the Rain-X on was the first thing I did when I got it, but from my experience it does a good job of beading up the water. Here's a new pic, it's been 3-4 months since the last treatment. It's probably not an accurate comparison with the first pic because it looks like I soaked it a little more in this pic.
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    Looks good. Thanks for sharing. Would you say it gives a level of protection from scratches? Also what security trunk do you have? Look like it fits nice, looking through the window. Lol. Do you like it?
     
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    The RainX helps the windows by making it easier to rinse the dirt off of them when you wash them, which helps avoid the small dirt scratches that fog the windows up over time. The security trunk is the Jeep Backbone which I like for the clean look and ease of removal. https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/jeep-backbone-security-cover-mods-and-tips.26616/
     
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    What did you use to clean the plastic windows before applying the rain-x plastic?
     
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    I hose them off and use a soft sponge and a lot of soapy water.
     
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