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    The windscreen on my car has something on it that I can't get rid of - when its raining the wipers smear the screen making it very difficult see and at night in rain its virtually impossible to see through the screen with oncoming vehicles approaching. I have tried everything to clear the screen - using Autoglym glass polish and Halfords own brand glass cutting stuff but its still a problem. I have put new Bosch wiper blades on. When the screen is dry it is crystal clean but as soon as it rains it smears again.
    Can anyone recommend anything that will help - I'm seriously considering replacing the screen

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    Try rain x rain repellant ya can get it in most supermarkets u wont need ur wipers in rain then lol

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    Washing up liquid or if really bad a cutting compound... Washing up liquid usually strips everything.

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    Or try clay the windscreen I clay mine and goes really smooth aswel

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    You could try washing the windscreen with some washing up liquid. That ought to remove most contaminants. Some detailing enthuisiasts use it to remove previously applied products, including waxes. Just a thought. Good luck with it. It sounds like a most unpleasant problem. Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    You could try washing the windscreen with some washing up liquid. That ought to remove most contaminants. Some detailing enthuisiasts use it to remove previously applied products, including waxes. Just a thought. Good luck with it. It sounds like a most unpleasant problem. Paul
    Yea I use it intact I used it other day to strip the wax

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    Methylated Spirits will remove wax etc

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    Bw warned, RainX is one of these love or hate type things, and it's nigh on impossible to get rid of once applied. I tried it on my previous Vectra, and personally didn't like the effect it had, particularly at night. If you read up on it, you get folk trying paint-stripper and all sorts to get shot of it!

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    have you tried vinegar? sounds strange but its ace! I use it to keep the windscreen clean

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    Try Bar Keepers Friend. It's a powder type cleaner/stain remover that's been around for years, but well worth trying for this. Supermarkets stock it and it's only 2 or 3 quid.

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