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Now the weather is changing, does anyone else have the same problem with their Rav 4, when operating the windows it does NOT clear off rain water/ condensation on the outside.Any ideas ? 

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This is pretty standard on cars nowadays.  The glass moves slightly inward before going down.  I think it's to protect the seals.  I have to wipe the glass down with a rubber-bladed tool before driving off.

I have heard of a product you can apply to very clean glass, which is supposed to reject moisture and dirt, but never seen any endorsements. A quick Google gave me this.

If you decide to try it, let us know what you think of it.

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RainX will work

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On 10/7/2020 at 8:00 AM, IanML said:

This is pretty standard on cars nowadays.  The glass moves slightly inward before going down.  I think it's to protect the seals.  I have to wipe the glass down with a rubber-bladed tool before driving off.

I have heard of a product you can apply to very clean glass, which is supposed to reject moisture and dirt, but never seen any endorsements. A quick Google gave me this.

If you decide to try it, let us know what you think of it.

RainX for sure

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Our new 2020's clear fine, the 2017 Rav didn't clear at all. 

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On 10/9/2020 at 7:23 AM, 182_blue said:

Our new 2020's clear fine, the 2017 Rav didn't clear at all. 

Probably due to the state of the glass.

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On 10/7/2020 at 8:00 AM, IanML said:

This is pretty standard on cars nowadays.  The glass moves slightly inward before going down.  I think it's to protect the seals.  I have to wipe the glass down with a rubber-bladed tool before driving off.

I have heard of a product you can apply to very clean glass, which is supposed to reject moisture and dirt, but never seen any endorsements. A quick Google gave me this.

If you decide to try it, let us know what you think of it.

And to stop bits of grit scraping the glass.

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1 hour ago, IanML said:

Probably due to the state of the glass.

Not at all, the 2017 never cleared the side windows (from new) , the rubber just didn't touch the windows properly. 

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