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Rain can cut down vision through a vehicles windscreen significantly, especially if the wipers are worn, but there is a way to make it clearer and safer.
It’s called Rain-X Original Glass Treatment and just one application can make a dramatic difference to driving visibility. It’s simple to apply and can be used on any type of glass.
Rainx seals the microscopic pores of glass with a super-slick, no stick invisible barrier that repels rain, sleet, and snow on contact. Rain drops bead up and are blown away by the aerodynamic wind flow from driving, improving all-weather visibility, safety and driving comfort.
Winter brings more rain and reduced light, so now is the ideal time to apply the Rain-X treatment, according to Tim Paterson, National Sales Manager with Griffiths Equipment, which imports and distributes Rain-X products to automotive and other retail outlets throughout New Zealand.
“Driving is more hazardous this time of year, with increased amounts of rain and less sunlight, so it’s important to maximise visibility. It’s not generally well-known that glass is porous, trapping water and making it more difficult to disperse. Over time you also get a build-up of dirt, grime, oil and other chemicals on the surface, which makes it even more difficult to see, as plain water won’t easily remove it.
Available in an easy-to-use trigger spray, Rain-X Original Glass is applied to the glass surface with a cloth and rubbed into the glass exterior, then allowed to dry before buffing with a dry cloth. For best results, a second application is recommended, particularly if the glass has not been cleaned for some time.
The difference can be seen immediately as raindrops have little to adhere to and fly off the windscreen while driving. Rain X also works well in repelling sleet and snow and on frosty mornings it’s much easier to remove ice from glass. Dead insects are also easier to remove.
Tests conducted by a major university in the United States not only supported the claims of better visibility, they also indicated improved driving response time of up to a full second or more in vehicles with glass treated with Rain-X. At highway speeds, that’s the equivalent of almost four car lengths of extra stopping distance.
Mr Paterson says retailers around New Zealand have been stocking up on Rain-X Original Glass Treatment in readiness for the winter rush, so there should be sufficient supplies available. But it’s not just winter that requires good visibility on the road and drivers are recommended to apply Rain-X regularly throughout the year to get the best safety benefits.
And just as Rain-X Original Glass Treatment can keep vehicle glass clearer, it can also be used on shower glass to prevent water smears caused by a build-up of soap and scum.
For further information contact Tim Paterson, National Sales Manager, Griffiths Equipment Ltd phone (09) 525 4575 or 0274 731 203.