RainX – From Wipers to Tires

  Ray Sands Glass has held the long standing position that Aquapel is the top quality product of it’s kind – and we still think so.  But due to our nation’s current economic situation, top quality isn’t always the priority.  It seems most people are thinking more along the line of “top value” these days.

   Whenever considering a large purchase, I always ask the salesperson “Which is the best value?”, because I don’t want the cheapest, but I don’t need the very best – with all the bells and whistles.  But it seems lately this applies just as much to our small purchases – such as a windshield rain repellent.  For that reason Ray Sands Glass will now also carry a line of products from Rain-X in addition to our stock of Aquapel.     Continue reading


How to Apply Aquapel Glass Treatment to Your Windshield

We see a lot of questions online about the proper way to apply Aquapel, so we have some answers today, as well as a few tricks and tips we have learned over the years of working with this product.

To start – the surface must be clean, weather using it on a glass shower door or an auto windshield.  On the car windshield we recommend a high quality glass cleaner without ammonia or high alcohol content.  Clean it well, that often means a few times, making sure you remove all the grease and bugs to allow Aquapel to bond to the glass. Continue reading

Getting to the Bottom of RainX Residue

There has been lots of comparison between RainX and Aquapel, because they are both made to serve the same purpose – windshield rain repellents.  But they work in completely different ways, with different types of chemicals.

RainX and similar products are silicone based materials that make a filmy layer on the windshield causing the water to roll off , similar to the effect of rinsing greasy hands.  But eventually it wears down and degrades. The film left behind can affect the clarity of the windshield, as well as build up on the wipers and moldings, especially if you also use the RainX wiper fluid.  Continue reading