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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

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    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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    Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

    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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    Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

    Tim has recomended lighter fluid to really make sure all is gone.
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    Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

    Quote 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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    Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

    I love RainX, but doesnt mean it is for everyone.
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    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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    Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

    lighter fluid ? how would paint thinner work ?

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    Re: How to remove rain-x from windshield

    Quote Originally Posted by speed3blackmica View Post
    lighter fluid ? how would paint thinner work ?
    No idea, hopefully Tim will stop by.
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