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    What "Lubricant" to Use to Clay-bar Windows?

    Hi! My new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has water-spots on the exterior glass, especially the windshield. What should I use as a lubricant when using a clay bar on the glass? Or should I try cleaning off the spots with vinegar first before trying the clay bar? Also, my owner's manual specifically says to NOT use any products like Rain-X because of the Eyesight safety system cameras. Is there anything to use as a finish on the clean windshield that would be safe or just go bare and clean it often? Thanks!

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    Re: What "Lubricant" to Use to Clay-bar Windows?

    The quick detailer that comes in the clay kit will work just fine. Glass Cleaner will work as well for a lubricant. If that does not get them out Meguiar's sells a glass kit. I have not had any issues with sealing the glass and any sensors associated with it.


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    Re: What "Lubricant" to Use to Clay-bar Windows?

    Also as an Subby owner (2018), I've no problems using Rain-X (at all) on it.

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    Re: What "Lubricant" to Use to Clay-bar Windows?

    I would use foaming glass cleaner for a lube for the clay. In the cool shade it will last while you clay. Good Luck

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    Re: What "Lubricant" to Use to Clay-bar Windows?

    Follow-up: I clay'd just using water (after washing and rinsing off my car) which seemed to work (or at least improve things) but I won't know until tomorrow when it's sunny again. Oh, I also put on Rain-X after clay'ing.

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