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Old 09-12-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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How to remove Rain-x

What is te best way to remove Rain-X from the windshield?
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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Re: How to remove Rain-x

Dp Glass Restorer should work, its abrasive and cleans well too.
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Re: How to remove Rain-x

Once, I made the mistake of spraying Rain-X on the inside glass...it fogs like crazy so I used APC+ 10:1, followed by a wet rag and then my Megs glass cleaner to removed it and it worked well for me.
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Re: How to remove Rain-x

As you know it can be a pain to remove. The job becomes simple with a buffer, and bonnet over the pad. It's a huge time saver too. You can do all of your windows in minutes.
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Re: How to remove Rain-x

Rain X is yucky....I find anyones Quick Detail/Spray Wax does just as good and doesnt build up like Rain X
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Jimmie, what products doe use with your recommended method?
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As you know it can be a pain to remove. The job becomes simple with a buffer, and bonnet over the pad. It's a huge time saver too. You can do all of your windows in minutes.
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Yep - will never make this mistake again!
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Jimmie, what products doe use with your recommended method?
Mine are light blue microfiber bonnets like these:
Special Purchase Microfiber Bonnet 6 Pack, microfiber buffing bonnets
You can also use one to apply Rain-X.
Quick and easy compared to hand apps.
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Dp Glass Restorer should work, its abrasive and cleans well too.
Scott recommended this to me a couple of years ago and when I tried it I was really amazed how well this did work!

I did the windshield on my truck, which looked clean to me, and I was very surprised at the clarity once I was finished.

I used DP Glass Restorer on a White 5 1/2" flat foam pad with my Porter Cable 7424 dual action polisher on speed 4. It took be only 10 minutes or so to give the glass a new fresh look.

Once I was through I washed it with Meguiar's Glass Cleaner, thoroughly dried it then applied a complete coat of Aquapel...

This product is very impressive, give it a try, I'm sure you'll be impressed...
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Re: How to remove Rain-x

The most sure fire (no pun intended) way to completely remove RainX is to use naptha. Regular Zippo-type lighter fluid is naptha based. So is Coleman (or similar) camp fuel. You can also use VM&P naptha...found at most home improvement and paint supplies stores.

Naptha eliminates any RainX that has even found its way into auto glass' microscopic 'pores'.


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