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  • clive18clive18 Posts: 1
    Hey, I washed my Toyota 4runner with Rain X wash and wax 3 days ago. Yesterday I noticed my windshield molding (weatherstripping) coming loose and last night driving down the hwy it just about completely came off. I don't want to jump the gun if these things are unrelated, but how often does windshield molding lose its grip? Especially with that type of sealant. Now I have to get the molding replaced and I hope they don't break the glass when removing it. Plus, I have tar-like sealant on my paint just above the window and I have to figure a way to get that off without hurting the paint (hopefully with turtle wax bug and tar).
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Rain X does seem to "penetrate", and it's slippery, so I can see how it would loosen something. But that just means the weather sealing was not, well, sealing.

    My guess is it would have come off sooner or later regardless.
  • rjk4rjk4 Posts: 1
    I was told that the Rain X blue and orange should not be mixed and will smear with a dangerously glaring result. Use a fluid syphon pump ($6 for a cheap one) and suck out all of the fluid. replace with some other brand, eipe down the windshield and wipers and you'll be good in a day or 2.
  • kevin111kevin111 Posts: 991
    I have an '02 WRX with over 130k miles. After 30 minutes the engine gets coarse and loud. I was wondering if there is a concern of the turbo going? If so, how much is a replacement turbo?

    Generally, the car has been very good to me, even with a great deal of hard driving. Great car.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    1.) Impossible to diagnose 'course and loud', over the internet......and conclude it is a turbo problem.

    2.) What the heck does that have to do with Rain-X?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,781
    Oops, you're in the wrong place.

    Why don't you try this question in our nifty, amazing ANSWERS DEPARTMENT

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  • rwengrrwengr Posts: 177
    I have to replace the water pump on my 97 JGC, 4.0L V6. I have removed the belt and the 4 nuts from the bolts that go thru the pulley. BUT, I cannot remove viscous fan drive or the pulley. Tried a 12 in. pry bar and a hammer with 1x2 wood stick. It doesn't budge. It almost seems welded on. Is there any way I can remove these items without damaging them? If you can't remove the pulley, I'm not sure I can get the water pump bolts all the way out? Or is the best way to remove the water pump and separate these items on the workbench? Any input appreciated.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,781
    Hi---you're in the wrong place to post this type of question.

    Please re-post in our ANSWERS DEPARTMENT

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  • rwengrrwengr Posts: 177
    Yeah, I know. Thanks. We can't all be as perfect as you.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,781
    That's true. No sense setting impossible goals..... :P

    However, we can help you over there.

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  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    edited October 2010
    I know the post has nothing to do with the RainX product, but what does the service manual say you should use? I would have thought a pulley puller would have been the first probable tool, if you can get it in there.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,781
    Tell you what....post the question in Answers and meanwhile I'll go looking for repair information on my databases. My job as Host here is to make sure we stay on topic so that other visitors don't get confused when looking for RainX info. I hope you understand the need for "lane discipline" so to speak. Also in Answers we have some professional technicians who jump in as well. So it's a great place to get a possible answer.

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,677
    Shifty, after his wisecrack I have to say, you have more patience than me!
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    I thought this was a great line...

    "That's true. No sense setting impossible goals..... "

    What's a JGC? Jeep ?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,781
    Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Indeed, you handled that quite well.

    I would've said something like "soak the part in RainX and all your problems will be solved".
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,677
    After the experiences I had with Rain-X I wouldn't soak anything in it!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Works great for me.

    Repells rain and I'm cancer-free!

    Of course I never had cancer before, but I am cancer-free! LOL
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,677
    Yeah, I know. Some people like the stuff.

    I tried it two or three times and I followed directions per the label.

    I might as well have smeared my windshield with vaseline. It seemed to feed on itself.

    But then, some people like Armor-All too.
  • The one thing about Rain-X I will say is the stuff YOU put on is much better than the Rain-X they put on at the carwash. No comparison. Might as well flush the extra $2.50 they add to your carwash bill down the toilet. Just having Rain-x shower over your car as it goes through the car wash does very little and it lasts about 2 weeks.
  • I have tried rain x, but I found you have to reapply it way too often. It "works" for a couple months but the quality of the effect degrades very quickly and doesn't do much after a couple weeks. I found some stuff called Water Armour (www.waterarmour.ca) and it works wonders! It does a lot more things than just bead water, too. It also protects from scratches, UV light damage to the interior, and some other stuff. It lasts for like a year, too. I would highly recommend it over rain x.
  • achildersachilders Posts: 1
    I just got some on my paint and it dissolved the clear coat and made the undercoat bubble up 5/6/2013.
  • Hi all,

    I just hit the side of the curb with slow speed. And there are some small damages to my right front tire. Curb chopped a small piece off, but it did not go through and the tire did not reshape. Before the hit my tires are in good condition (my car only has 20k miles on it). I attached several pic links for details (How to attach pics btw?). My question is do I need to change my tires? Any input will be much appreciated!

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,781
    edited November 2013
    Hi crichris,

    You seem to be in the wrong topic here...this is about RainX products....but I'm going to direct you over to TIRES TIRES TIRES.

    Just cut and paste your post and re-post it there. We'll see you over there to answer your question!

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