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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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removing rain-x stains?

my truck sat for a little while before I bought it, and there are these tiny rain drop sized "spots" on the windsheild that I think are from rain-x and they absolutly will not come off. I even tried paint thinner with no luck. anything else I can try?

there are also some weird stains on the fenders which I can't get off, I think the truck needs a good buffing, something which I am not wanting to do, I guess I'd have to take it to a body shop to have it buffed out?

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I doubt the stains are Rain-x. More likely acidic precipitation.

My truck has them too and I've spent hours with the Dual Action polisher and Adam's stuff working on them.

I should probably have just wet-sanded the whole dang thing, but it's been far too long since I've wet-sanded to go that route.

I think the body shop is probably your best option.

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sounds like acid rain to me also.
get a more aggressive compound than what adams has and try buffing them out. then finish the job off with adams.

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Adam's swirl and haze remover with an yellow (very very aggressive) or orange (aggressive) can fix some pretty serious damage. But if you are looking for something a bit more aggressive Meguiars M105 compound is a good compound.

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I had a bad problem with acid rain on my windows on my toyota.. I tried everything, the local tint store had some kind of spray that they sprayed on one to show me what it would do, it looked like a brand new window in the spot they did it, but they didnt do the whole thing since they was just showing me so i had acid rain and then a perfectly smooth spot on my window.. I wasnt willing to pay what they wanted to charge me just to spray that on there and wipe it off just like they was windexing it even though it did an amazing job.. I went to the auto parts store and bought some kind of blue magic headlight restore (i think thats the right name) Its in a small blue bottle.. Just put it on there and get a paper tower or rag and put it on like your waxing it.. It will take some elbow grease but it gets the job done

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If the spots are Rain-x then Rain-x will level them out. Failure mode after about a year resembles the color change on widow tint. The stuff will fill some of the rainspots and does a good job of improving vision in traffic when it rains.

Degreaser is the only stuff that I have found that will remove Rain-x.

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how abotu really fine steel wool.. i know my budy at the tint place use's it to clean windows..
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That is a 'hot iron' trick from the used car back end, requires skill to know when to quit.

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