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JRW2
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[Help] How to get f@%$^%@ing Rain-X off my windshield!

Made the mistake of using wiper fluid with this CRAP in it and now EVERY drop of water smears on the glass and I can't get it to stay clean. I have brand new wipers and that is no help.

Is there any way to completely remove this from my windshield??
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Mospaw
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Try alcohol and a razor blade to scrape it off.


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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reply to JRW2
Rain-X is like a wax. So dishwashing soap, wax remover or a claybar should remove it.

Buy good wipers and replace them every year or so. That's the trick to clear view in rain

Aquapel is best if you want water to bead off the windshield.


The Pig
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reply to JRW2
If the above don't work (if you do them) try Goof-Off!


JRW2
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reply to JRW2
I googled this too, and one of the suggestions was to use lighter fluid to remove it...

I guess you douse the whole car, set it on fire, and then call the insurance company to get a new car without this CRAP on the windshields.
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No_Strings
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Goof-Off is lighter fluid, but you can charge more when you package it as a cleaner.

Bob4
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reply to JRW2
Make sure you change your wiper blades at the same time, or you'll just smear the windshield again.


The Pig
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reply to No_Strings
said by No_Strings:

Goof-Off is lighter fluid, but you can charge more when you package it as a cleaner.

And?


alkizmo

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reply to JRW2
Don't worry about it JRW2

People complained about the product not lasting very long on the windshield.

So it basically washes off by itself in a few weeks.
Imagine what you can do with soap and hot water.

Heck, go through a car wash, I bet that will do the job at the same time that it cleans up your car.


Caddyroger
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reply to JRW2
Try a bottle of coke cola it might take it off. I washed my car last week. I use car wash with wax in it. it was a hot and the wax dried on the windshield before I could raise it off. I tried windex glass cleaner purple power. I have heard of people using coke to clean their windshields. I got a bottle and used it and worrked no wax spots.
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sparks

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Bonami


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said by The Pig:

said by No_Strings:

Goof-Off is lighter fluid, but you can charge more when you package it as a cleaner.

And?

And have a nice day.

IamGimli

join:2004-02-28
Canada
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reply to JRW2
I wouldn't blame Rain-X, I'd blame the specific product you bought that includes it.

The REAL Rain-X, the one you apply yourself and lasts for months, make it so you don't even have to use your windshield wipers.


AVD
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said by IamGimli:

I wouldn't blame Rain-X, I'd blame the specific product you bought that includes it.

The REAL Rain-X, the one you apply yourself and lasts for months, make it so you don't even have to use your windshield wipers.


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AVD
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reply to JRW2
drive faster, don't tailgate trucks and you won't need wiper blades


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reply to JRW2
I'd try some household/paint solvents in this order:
- denatured alcohol
- paint thinner
- xylene or toulene
- acetone or MEK
Mahe sure to not get any of these, especially the last two on paint.
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AVD
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brillo and sandpaper


JRW2
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reply to AVD
said by AVD:

said by IamGimli:

I wouldn't blame Rain-X, I'd blame the specific product you bought that includes it.

The REAL Rain-X, the one you apply yourself and lasts for months, make it so you don't even have to use your windshield wipers.





That's the CRAP I used, either the first one or the second one. Nothing but smears on my windshield since, even weeks afterwards...
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Rifleman
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I used to use the Rainx that you applied with a rag and was amazed at how wipers weren't needed in heavy rain. After awhile though it was like you said-----smears.


VegasMan
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reply to alkizmo
said by alkizmo See Profile
Aquapel is best if you want water to bead off the windshield.
[/BQUOTE :

I tried that Aquapel stuff and I actually think RainX was better.
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DKS
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reply to JRW2
Good down to 25F? Nothing but water. You need the -45C stuff they sell up here. Almost straight methyl alcohol. And I replace the wipers every 6 months, regardless.
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fartness
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reply to JRW2
Did you mix it with the blue normal windshield washer fluid? I did that and had the same results. I waited until 100% empty of the blue stuff, then filled it with Rain-X and everything is fine now. Don't mix the stuff.

ortin468

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reply to JRW2
Try scrubbing the glass with Comet cleaner.... gets all the crud off too...


EGeezer
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said by ortin468:

Try scrubbing the glass with Comet cleaner.... gets all the crud off too...

I love the nice frosty glass I get when I use abrasives. Driving into the sun or oncoming lights at night gives me a beautiful halo effect.

There seems to be a lot less traffic too, after applying it.

But I hear a lot more horns blowing.


id09542

join:2002-04-25
Bloomington, IL
reply to JRW2
Use standard Rain-X and reapply according to directions. It will fill in where it was incorrectly applied via the washer fluid. It will then wear off consistently in a month or so. you may end up liking it and reapply each month.

peterboro
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reply to aurgathor
said by aurgathor:

I'd try some household/paint solvents in this order:
- denatured alcohol
- paint thinner
- xylene or toulene
- acetone or MEK
Mahe sure to not get any of these, especially the last two on paint.

I've tried all those. Ended up taking a G10 or swirl remover and final stage buffing compound used on paint jobs to polish it off.


aurgathor

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Wow! I haven't seen very many non-water soluble things that can be applied from a bottle, and would not get dissolved by at least one of these.

Of course there are some even stronger (and much more dangerous!) solvents that one could try on a glass (i.e. carburator cleaner, nitric, sulphuric or hydrochloric acid), but I wouldn't recommend them.

Some more chemicals that not too dangerous and can be tried are ammonia and vinegar, though I highly doubt that they would work, but one can never be sure without trying them first.
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boogi man

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Jacksonville, FL
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reply to JRW2
that's funny the rain-x washer fluid is all i use. love that stuff. green in the summer orange in the winter, not that it gets that cold but that's what is on the shelf.
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uncle6

join:2005-04-03
Marriottsville, MD
reply to JRW2
Multiple applications of glass cleaner will do it and not damage your windshield. It will be quite tiring, but will work.


SychoSly
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I use the Rain-X deicer washer fluid year round and have no problems. It works great.

Problem might be somewhere between the steering wheel and drivers seat. Please Please no applause.
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