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How to Remove Rain X Film from Windshield in 5 Easy Steps

Techniques to remove rain XAfter using the Rain X Windshield Repair kit to fix your cracks and chips, sometimes residue resin leaves a film on the windshield or car window surface.  Here are five  quick and easy steps that you can follow on how to remove Rain X  film from your windshield or car windows.

Just as it is important to know how to properly use the kit and wax your windshield and car windows, it is equally important that you know the correct way of removing Rain X film from your windshield. These five easy steps do not require a lot of time, money or material. The process is so simple, anyone can do it.

How to Remove Rain X Film from Windshield

Step 1 – Clean your windshield/car window

Ensure that your windshield’s surface is clean by dusting  it with a dry rag. This will remove all dust and other foreign objects that might be on the windshield. After you’ve dusted, use a wet rag and mild detergent to wipe down the windshield. Dish washing liquid can be used as your mild detergent.

Step 2 – Choose an abrasive cleanser for scrubbing

Because Rain X  has a silicon bonding agent in its formula, wiping the windshield down with soap and water only will not do the job. The silicon acts as a water repellent and as such, the film will not break by using step one alone.

You will now need to use a wet sponge and apply a course or abrasive cleanser that has some scrubbing power. Be sure to choose a cleanser that is powerful enough to scrub, but gentle enough not to leave any scratches on the windshield’s surface.

Step 3- Test a Small Area First

Start the scrubbing process by testing a small area to the windshield’s extreme corner. Do not put the cleanser directly on the windshield, but instead ensure that you apply the cleanser to the wet sponge as outlined in step 2. Gently scrub the spot in a circular motion, checking to make sure that there are no scratches as you go along. This is a good way to see whether or not your cleanser has the right amount of abrasion. If you see scratches, the cleanser is too harsh. If you don’t see any scratches, then you are good to go ahead using this cleanser for the rest of the film removal process.

Step 4 -Scrub the Entire Windshield

After you’ve completed to the test and ensured that you are using the right type of cleanser for scrubbing, you can now move on to scrubbing the entire windshield. Scrub the windshield completely from one side to the other, using your wet sponge and cleanser. The sponge should be kept very wet at all times throughout the cleansing as a precautionary method of avoiding scratches and marks being left on the windshield. If you are not sure of how to clean car windshields and windows, take a quick look at the blog that we have on the proper way to do so.

Step 5 – Thoroughly Rinse the Windshield

When you’ve completed scrubbing the windshield, rinse it thoroughly. You can use a hose or bucket of water and your sponge. Gently wipe away the cleanser as you rinse the windshield. It is best to use cold water for the rinsing. After rinsing, dry the windshield and take a good look to see if all the Rain X film has been removed.

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Tip: If any of  the steps need to be repeated throughout the film removal  process  described in the steps above, it is OK to repeat them. Just ensure that you are not leaving any scratches along the way.

 Professional Help for Proper Car Maintenance

Now that you know how to remove Rain X film from your windshield, you’ll realize just how simple it can be sometimes to do a little car detailing yourself to keep your car well maintained. However, do not forget to get some help from professional car detailing experts for larger projects and more specialized attention and maintenance. It is important that professional maintenance work is done on your car incrementally, for longer lasting results and excellent quality preservation.

If you’d like to know the range of specialized services and detailing that professional car detailing experts can offer, call and schedule an appointment with an expert near you.

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7 Responses to “How to Remove Rain X Film from Windshield in 5 Easy Steps”

  1. John says:

    Used the cleanser “vim” which is usually used for bath tubs and so-on. Removed the Rain X film like a champ! Had tried other products with no success.. the cheapest readily available option was the solution!

  2. Liberty Baldovino says:

    Thanks for sharing, John. Can you please tell us more?

  3. Debbie says:

    Hi I have a question it doesn’t have to do with rain x but I got my car stolen and when I finally got it back my car windows have a whitish film to it and I don’t know if they smoked something in my car I can not get that stuff off I’ve tried Windex and it just makes it worse and it was already hard to see out of my shields so any solution for me would be greatly appreciated please email if you have or any body has the anwser for me thank you for your time have a great weekend ?

  4. Liberty Baldovino says:

    Hi Debbie,

    We’re very sorry to hear about that. But in order to help you, we need some photos of your car. Please send them at Also, is the whitish film inside or outside your windows?

  5. Allan says:

    in RESPONSES above, John mentioned using VIM cleanser to remove Rain-X from windshield. There are many VIM products as seen on the website
    I’d like to know VIM product worked. Thanks.

  6. Allan says:

    I’d like to know which of the many VIM products specifically.

  7. Jo says:

    Just use AutoGym Glass Polish from Halfords. Works for 100%.


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