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What A Torrential Rain


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What A Torrential Rain
What A Torrential Rain



For those who travel all year round, early spring is not an easy time. Glasses of cars are continuously poured by water mixed with road dirt, and they also strive to sweat from the inside. But a car is not a plane, you can’t get far on just one instrument - you need to see what is happening around. Recently, the anti-rain and anti-fog chemicals have been widely used to help drivers in the fight for clean glass. We conducted a brief consumer test of the compositions of this class and want to talk about the results.

Miraculous water repellent fluids ideally operate as follows. Processed glass and drive yourself - moisture will slide down, like a goose. If everything were so simple …

Four similar products: Rhine-X, Rhine-clear of Turtle-Vax, Prehon-repellent of Preston, and the domestic Antiozhd from Avtokoninvest stripes on a clean and even fat-free windshield. First, with the help of an impromptu shower, rain was modeled. Conditions, of course, are hothouse. Real rainfall is increasingly acidic, and when mixed with road dirt, they turn into a terrible solution that covers our cars abundantly. Let us return, however, to the experiment begun. The freshly moistened surface instantly dried out where the turtle Rhine Clear had been applied. Droplets of water, indeed, rolled down, like a goose. The Rhine X was a little worse; in the same place where the glass was treated with Rhine-repellent and Anti-Rain, it remained wet for a long time. In fairness, we emphasize - the car was motionless and the headwind was not blown.

Then they turned on a regular cleaner and served a portion of non-freezing washing fluid (although it happened in a warm box, it was freezing outside).

A well-worn “janitor” brushed away all the moisture in one pass, without leaving the usual drops and streaks. Moreover, the effect did not depend on how a particular section of the glass was processed. Later, having traveled through real mud, salt and snow, we noticed that where the Rhine Clear was lying, the wiper blades began to leave behind a rapidly disappearing film of tiny droplets of moisture. With "Anti-rain" and "Rhine-repellent" such phenomena did not occur. But the drug from Turtle-Vax was still ahead of the competition in another. He has the best ability to repel dirty slurry flying from under the wheels. After a trip along a wet salty highway, two more transparent stripes were visible on the darkened glass. The first belonged to the Rhine Clear. The second is to Rhine-X, but it is noticeably less effective and is not much ahead of the remaining drugs. But in general, the conclusion is this: even the best composition is not so strong that the glass remains transparent in heavy rain, and even more so in the autumn-winter slush. All the same, you have to include the "wipers".

After a week and a half of intensive washing and cleaning, the effect of anti-rain preparations gradually came to naught. Processing had to be repeated. It is clear that in the summer, when the road is cleaner, the coating will last longer. A brief instruction on the labels, by the way, recommends applying compositions to the glass every two to three weeks.

To summarize. In this case, "chemistry", including the most advanced, is just an assistant. She is not able to replace the wiper and washer. Therefore, for your own safety, first of all, take care of the serviceability of these simple systems, and only then think about water-repellents. A certain effect, which is mentioned above, they give. But if you have a dilemma - one or the other, opt for good branded wiper blades.

There is no alternative to anti-fog formulations. Unless, of course, you take into account such an ancient method as the periodic rubbing of glasses with a rag. In our mini-test, two competitors crossed the swords - the “Anti-Fog” of the Preston company and the Anti-fog of the domestic company Avtokoninvest. Glass was processed by the simplest methods described in the instructions. The drug is applied to a clean, dry surface, wait until it dries, and polished with a cloth until the glass becomes clear. When performing this procedure, the leader was determined immediately - “Anti-Fog”. It is easier to work with him, faster and as a result there are practically no stains left. “Anti-fog” dries longer, it’s as if fatter and it is necessary to polish it with zeal. Nevertheless, a couple of days on the glass visible plaque, which subsequently disappears. In the same period, exposure to moisture causes subtle turbidity. But over time, the lag of the domestic composition from the foreign disappears, and both act completely identically. The areas covered with solutions mist significantly less untreated. And if there is frost on the street, then the hoarfrost formed on them as the warming-up of the cooked-out cabin melts faster. But you have to pay for everything - the dirt falls on the film of the drug more readily and it is more difficult to wash it than from unprocessed glass.

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