Rain X 600001 Windscreen Repair Kit - white/clear
About this deal
Please note I shot these images on my phone camera (a semi-recent Samsung Note) so the picture quality isn’t amazing. But hopefully it communicates the point for you well enough.
Rain-X Application is simple and easy - just ensure your windscreen is clean and dry before treating the exterior glass.You can also use Rain-X on Shower Doors, or on any glass doors or windows in your home, for more amazing water-beading magic! In tests conducted by an American University, better visibility improved drivers’ responses up to a full second or more - helping drivers make better decisions on the road.
What is important to understand is that I did not buy the kit with a view that it would provide my car with a permanent repair. The windscreen specialist in Queenstown where I originally took the car made it abundantly clear that the windscreen will need full replacement, and I have already organised this with my insurance company as my car insurance offers excess-free glass cover.After the curing process (which I probably didn’t wait quite long enough for but I was in a hurry) you peel off the curing sheets and begin the strangely satisfying process of scraping off the excess dried resin with the included razor blade..
I was driving my Subaru Legacy wagon from the town of Wanaka – where I had been staying to do some skiing – across the Crown Range road (aka “Crown Ranges”). This is a twisty piece of road that effectively provides a shortcut over the mountains that separate Wanaka from Queenstown. It is also the highest piece of road in New Zealand. The Crown Range road route is highlighted in blue – you can see there is a difference of around 40km versus the grey route (1hr 24min) Buff off the Rain-X Fog treatment with a dry cloth or a paper towel - ensure you don’t drive until the windscreen is completely clear. Unfortunately I won’t be able to give my own experience as to the long-term longevity of the repair, as the whole windshield is being replaced under insurance this week.
This recently happened to me on a trip to Queenstown, New Zealand (a town famous for its scenery and plethora of ‘adrenaline-junkie’ activities e.g. bungee jumping, skiing/snowboarding, canyon jetboating etc).