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dinosaur1 11-02-2011 07:36 PM

Rain X issue
 
I applied this on my new windshield. Works great on my wife' suv, but for some reason it will not stay on long on mine. Actually when it rains the window is so smudged up all over it dangerous to drive. To be honest I NEVER had this issue until now. What's the most effective way to remove this 100% off of my windshield?

Bud Cline 11-02-2011 07:52 PM

Coca-Cola.:)

dinosaur1 11-02-2011 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Bud Cline
Coca-Cola.:)

What about isopropyl alcohol

Bud Cline 11-02-2011 08:34 PM

Coca-Cola.:yes:

dinosaur1 11-02-2011 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Bud Cline
Coca-Cola.:yes:

I take it that's a no? This rain x bottle is 3 yrs old. Is that why it's working crappy? What else is good to use in place of it?

Bud Cline 11-02-2011 08:42 PM

Rain-X probably does have a shelf life.:)

ukrkoz 11-02-2011 08:57 PM

well, they came up with window cleaner with rain-x and it ain't worth a flip.
it's silicone based, it's very hard to remove. best bet is to take a blade and scrape it off, then clean with acetone or MEK. MEK is better, but it's very toxic. then wash with regular soap a few times, or glass cleaner.
then simply use fresh rain'x. I am suspiscious, it was not applied to a clean glass, hence trouble. there's always oil film on windshield.

dinosaur1 11-02-2011 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ukrkoz
well, they came up with window cleaner with rain-x and it ain't worth a flip.
it's silicone based, it's very hard to remove. best bet is to take a blade and scrape it off, then clean with acetone or MEK. MEK is better, but it's very toxic. then wash with regular soap a few times, or glass cleaner.
then simply use fresh rain'x. I am suspiscious, it was not applied to a clean glass, hence trouble. there's always oil film on windshield.

It was a brand new windshield that was just put on my suv. I cleaned it thoroughly and again I never had this big of an issue with Rain X. How can I post a pic on here? I'll show you. Its so bad I almost can't see where I'm driving at night.

dinosaur1 11-02-2011 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ukrkoz
well, they came up with window cleaner with rain-x and it ain't worth a flip.
it's silicone based, it's very hard to remove. best bet is to take a blade and scrape it off, then clean with acetone or MEK. MEK is better, but it's very toxic. then wash with regular soap a few times, or glass cleaner.
then simply use fresh rain'x. I am suspiscious, it was not applied to a clean glass, hence trouble. there's always oil film on windshield.

Here are the pics.

dinosaur1 11-02-2011 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1

Here are the pics.

This is the classic Rain X. Not the one with window cleaner.

ukrkoz 11-02-2011 09:11 PM

i know. been using rain-x for years. it has to go onto a clean glass, or it will create gray looking film with every wiper swipe. been there. if you have rainbow-y reflections on the windshield, you got oil spilled over it. I was handicapped once by a truck that drove in front of me and shagged a ton of half burnt oil on the windshield from exhaust.

dinosaur1 11-02-2011 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ukrkoz
i know. been using rain-x for years. it has to go onto a clean glass, or it will create gray looking film with every wiper swipe. been there. if you have rainbow-y reflections on the windshield, you got oil spilled over it. I was handicapped once by a truck that drove in front of me and shagged a ton of half burnt oil on the windshield from exhaust.

No it's not that. Just big gray smudges. Can I use something else other than what you mentioned. Isopropyl alcohol maybe? I don't have this other products you spoke about.

rpulley825 11-02-2011 09:20 PM

Rain-X issue
 
First make sure w/shield is oil free and sediment free. alcohol works very well. Apply Rain-X over whole windshield, apply ample water with sponge side of combo sponge/squeege over w/shield, use squeege to dry. worked well for my stores that had lof service free if not done in 30 minutes or less and included Free Rain-X application

dinosaur1 11-02-2011 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by rpulley825
First make sure w/shield is oil free and sediment free. alcohol works very well. Apply Rain-X over whole windshield, apply ample water with sponge side of combo sponge/squeege over w/shield, use squeege to dry. worked well for my stores that had lof service free if not done in 30 minutes or less and included Free Rain-X application

Can you explain this a bit more. How do you mean? "apply ample water with sponge side of combo sponge/squeege over w/shield, use squeege to dry"

dinosaur1 11-02-2011 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by rpulley825
First make sure w/shield is oil free and sediment free. alcohol works very well. Apply Rain-X over whole windshield, apply ample water with sponge side of combo sponge/squeege over w/shield, use squeege to dry. worked well for my stores that had lof service free if not done in 30 minutes or less and included Free Rain-X application

What's a good way to take rainx off with isopropyl alcohol?


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