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Old 09-27-2010, 05:44 PM
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Default How do I remove rain-x film from windshield?

Looks like my windshield has a film of dirt on it but it only shows up when it's raining and my wipers go over it.. I've googled enough to figure out it's a silicone film that comes from rain-x but I haven't been able to find a definite answer as to how to remove it..

Does anyone else have this problem/know how to clean it off?
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Rain-X is like a wax so dishwashing liquid, a wax remover or a claybar shuld remove it,
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Dawn works good....

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How would I apply this dishwashing liquid? I've heard it'll mess up your wax if you get it on the paint.

Do I just put it on a try cloth and spread it over the windshield.. let it sit for a few minutes then wash it off or wipe it off with a different cloth?
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Use a soapy rag,
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Alright I just used "Invisible Glass" cleaner all by itself yesterday (2 coatings. spray on, sit for a few, wipe off) and it seems to have cleared most of it off. It rained again today and I can't really see any more spots of gunk like I used too when the wipers go over it.

There's still a small amount of film left but it might be from the wiper blades because I forgot to wipe those off. When I wash my truck this weekend after the rain stops I'll be sure to wipe down the windows a few more times with Invisible Glass.. so for anyone wondering the same thing on how to get rain-x off.. the stuff seems to work.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:55 PM
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Isopropyl Alcohol on a cotton terry towel should work.
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rainx is a silicone-based product, so you can use alcohol-based solvents but be very, very careful to keep it off the paint. After getting frustrated with rainx - I went low-tech with some foam automotive glass cleaner but used a scotchbright anti-scratch pad (from my kitchen) and cleaned and scrubbed 2-3 times. I then switched over to aquapel glass treatment which doesn't fog-up or haze-up like rainx. They say the stuff lasts 6 months and since my vehicles are garage-kept, I get 7-9 months out of one treatment. No build-up either. Don't really need my wipers over 45mph.
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^What did you use to get it off?
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I used Rain-x a few times without a problem. You apply it and then take it off with a microfiber towel just like a wax. It has been a few years sincle I last used it though,
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Believe it or not, I used to wash my truck (and other rides) with Dawn all the time. It is a really good degreaser and cleaner. Now i mostly use Mequires Gold car soap. Not cheap but very good.
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Believe it or not, I used to wash my truck (and other rides) with Dawn all the time. It is a really good degreaser and cleaner. Now i mostly use Mequires Gold car soap. Not cheap but very good.
Speaking of Mequires...I use "Final Inspection" on my black motorcycle and it is the most amazing product ever. Its the only thing that makes my black look good...at least for a day or so!! LOL
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Default No Problems with Rain-X Here

I've been using Rain-X since soon after it came out--probably around 1998ish. I've never had a problem with a layer of dirt being trapped.

I usually put on two coats before I wipe the haze off with a cloth. It's worked for me all these years. Water usually just runs up and over when going as slow as 30mph.

I've used regular glass cleaner to make sure I take any "old spots" off before reapplying after I wash the truck.
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fyi - aquapel is now called trico view glass treatment. Same stuff, different name. Apply twice a year - no headaches.
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The only time I had troubles with RainX film was improper application, You might have had imbedded dirt under the application.
I use 3M adhesive remover and a razor blade , followed by a complete scrub with a white scotchbrite pad with the remover. Then wipe down with regulat glass cleaner
This works as well for cleaning/removing the film.

I second Aquapel I get a minimum of 1 year of beading ....
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