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Old 10-18-2014, 05:34 AM   #1
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How to remove RAIN-X???

I have a film of Rain-X on the windshield and want to remove it, then re-apply more RainX prior to our trips.

Got a solid roadblock trying to use Windex, so what do you guys use that works?

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Old 10-18-2014, 05:41 AM   #2
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I've always just applied more rainx over the old.....I don't think you have to strip it first.

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Old 10-18-2014, 06:02 AM   #3
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I have seen affects of what may be too much rainx. Windshield wipers juddering across the glass, and black lines left where the blades skip. Maybe dirt becoming embedded in the rainx film, or rubber deposits from the blades?

The stuff works very well for a while, but I stopped using it. Maybe just out of laziness...

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I've always just applied more rainx over the old.....I don't think you have to strip it first.
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I personally don't like RainX everytime I've tried it it always has made the wipers ineffective, I use a good set of wipers and forget the RainX, IMHO.
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Fine steal wool!

Make sure the steel wool is marked "0000". This is Super Fine grade.
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You may try Rain x wiper blades. I have found that rubber blades tend to skip and chatter when used with Rain x. I believe that Rain x is a silicone based product and doesn't work well with rubber. Walmart sells Rain x blades.

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I contacted rainx a long time ago and they told me to use barkeeps friend or some other non abrasive cleaner. I bet the 0000 steel wool is your best bet. Do not use anything more abrasive.
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RainX isn't all it is cracked up to be. It is hard to put on and hard to take off.

You will get better results with Rejex.You can coat the whole coach, polished rims and all. I use it on the coach, all windows, the windshield, and even in the shower.
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Originally Posted by dons2346 View Post
RainX isn't all it is cracked up to be. It is hard to put on and hard to take off.

You will get better results with Rejex.You can coat the whole coach, polished rims and all. I use it on the coach, all windows, the windshield, and even in the shower.
hmmm..I use Rejex on the coach but never thought to use it on the windows or other areas. I wonder if I should remove the RainX on the windshield before putting Rejex on it?
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I removed (I believe) Rain-X with vinegar & water. It is lousy, smeary to look thru. I use Turtle Wax Ice synthetic car polish on our coach windows inside and out, counters, sinks, mirrors, and the face of the microwave, ref, oven, and the entire coach exterior including the rubber mouldings around the windows. It does not turn white on the rubber but you do have to rewipe the windows and mirrors a day or two later. Everytime I wash the coach or clean the windshield I reapply the Turtle Wax Ice. Wipers really aren't needed after an application as the rain drops run right off.
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Wink Rain X works if....

I've been using Rain X with excellent results for years, this does however require actually reading and following the instructions on the package. Recently replaced the original windshield wipers on our 2012 C with Rain X blades and they are the best I have ever used. As far as removing it, just keep driving as mine always disappears with time and mileage. I usually reapply about every three months.

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Never had to remove Rain-X,wears off after a while.Good product use it all the time,good for shower doors also.
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I have used Rain-X for many years on my street cars and race cars. Find it makes removal of ice in Winter much easier too. Bug splat also comes off very easy too.
The haze you get when first applied can easily be removed with a squirt of water.
Have never found I need to remove it just re-apply once every few weeks or couple of months.

The windshield does need to be real clean when you first install it. Whenever I refresh the Rain-x on the glass I end with giving the ww blades a simple wipe with the application paper towel. This removes the oxidized rubber and leaves a nice thin coat on the blades.

I have found that when properly applied I almost never need the wipers as the window stays cleaner as the water quickly blows off. The more water as when passing a truck, the faster the windshield clears. Sometimes even faster than using the wiper.

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