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  • How to remove rain-x from windshield

    Hey guys i just brought a brand new car and my front windshield has rain-x on it and it really messes up my vision.IS THERE WAY I COULD REMOVE IT...PLEASE NEED HELP ASAP..THANK YOU

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    Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

    Moved into Detailing 101 for you

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    • #3
      Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

      You can use some window cleaner and some micro fibers.

      I find that following up my windows with a dry microfiber makes a big difference to remove smears.

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      • #4
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        oh my god i have been trying to find the answer to this question forever !!! i have rain-x treatment on my windshield...and i hate it. yeah it might repell water but it leaves the worst streaks when trying to clean the windshield.
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        • #5
          Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

          Tim has recomended lighter fluid to really make sure all is gone.
          2017 Subaru WRX Premium - WR Blue

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          • #6
            Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

            Originally posted by speed3blackmica View Post
            oh my god i have been trying to find the answer to this question forever !!! i have rain-x treatment on my windshield...and i hate it. yeah it might repell water but it leaves the worst streaks when trying to clean the windshield.
            I have to come up and defend Rain-X here.

            True that it leaves streaks, but that's only if it's not done properly. It's the same as waxing your car, except oddly more complicated heh.

            I find that using a completely dry microfiber removes any streak though. Or just use a paper towel since it's the windshield.

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            • #7
              Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

              I love RainX, but doesnt mean it is for everyone.
              2017 Subaru WRX Premium - WR Blue

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              • #8
                Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

                It also depends on the windshield too. Mine has a lot of streaks and scratches in the windshield from the wiper blades. When the sun comes up it makes horrible lines.

                This only stands to reason that it's likely the rain-x becomes "trapped" in these small grooves in the glass. I notice I don't have a smearing problem on the other windows, only the windshield.

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                • #9
                  Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

                  lighter fluid ? how would paint thinner work ?
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                  • #10
                    Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

                    Originally posted by speed3blackmica View Post
                    lighter fluid ? how would paint thinner work ?
                    No idea, hopefully Tim will stop by.
                    2017 Subaru WRX Premium - WR Blue

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

                      I'm not sure I'd trust paint thinner near a car that is.. well... covered in paint >_>

                      Granted clear coat is a bit different and all, I would still be careful.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

                        I would think isopropyl alcohol would work as well - anyone tried that?

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                        • #13
                          Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

                          Originally posted by xantonin View Post
                          I'm not sure I'd trust paint thinner near a car that is.. well... covered in paint >_>

                          Granted clear coat is a bit different and all, I would still be careful.

                          i meant just on the windshield...and yes being very careful...i might try some isopropal aclohol tomorow.
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                          • #14
                            Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

                            RainX makes a glass cleaning liquid, it's pretty thick and it's a pain in the butt to get off after it dries, so you gotta work fast, but it works rather good for me. Advanced Auto Parts had it on clearance a couple months ago, might want to check it out.
                            -Kyle

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                              Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

                              Originally posted by ziggo99 View Post
                              RainX makes a glass cleaning liquid, it's pretty thick and it's a pain in the butt to get off after it dries, so you gotta work fast, but it works rather good for me. Advanced Auto Parts had it on clearance a couple months ago, might want to check it out.
                              was it there glass polish ? thats what ive heard it is calledd..
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