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Old 02-24-2010, 08:59 AM   #1
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soft top window treatment

Has anyone ever tried using Rain-X (or a similar product) on soft-top windows? I would assume using a microfiber cloth is a good idea as to not scuff the windows. If it's not a good idea - what's a good product to use on them? Thanks!

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Old 02-24-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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What are you trying to do? I don't know what benefit rainx would have on a plastic window as it doesn't see an action from the wipers. To clean them I would just use some hot water with dawn dish detergent or some simple green. just be careful there isn't any debris on them as they scratch REALLY easily! Good luck!

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Old 02-24-2010, 09:08 AM   #3
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I'm just trying to get the rain to "slide" off of the plastic windows. My experience with Rain-X is that rain sheets off glass even without using wipers....just curious what it would do with plastic. But I don't want to try it and have it end up putting some weird permanent haze on the windows or something crazy.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:20 AM   #4
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Do not use RainX on vinyl windows. It will lead to cracking/crazing and discoloration. It's made for glass, not vinyl.

There are treatments for vinyl windows (we sell one, but others do too). It's more designed to keep the vinyl clear than to help water run off, though.

Please make sure that any chemical you put on your clear vinyl is specifically designed for that.

Mild soap (liquid dish, not powdered detergent) and a soft cloth are always useful.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:22 AM   #5
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now that's what I'm talkin' bout. Thanks for the response. Glad I asked before I went all crazy with the Rain-X.
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