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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 12:49 PM
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I've had excellent luck using vinegar to clean spots off my windshield of various vehicles.

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Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I will hopefully have time to try some things this week but I have to prepare the Mustang for winter as well. I will update the thread on what I find. I guess I'll start with vinegar because that's cheap and easy to get and I would like to experiment while I'm at it.

I still want to try the glass cleaner I linked in the OP because I am very curious about that stuff. It's expensive though being $20 for the bottle so I can't decide if I want to go that route.

And I guess it turns out Seiya put the spots on my windshield with his magic attack.
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I had time to try removing the spots from my windshield. I decided to use a product I found on Amazon. It was a little more expensive but I wanted to experiment a little. I attached a photo of the product I used.

I found out that if I blew hot air onto my windshield, I could see the little dots pretty well. After rubbing the crap out of my windshield I blew on the windshield again and no dots! I will make sure they are completely gone throughout the next few days due to every morning being so cold they show up very easily. If it goes how I think it will, the product worked great!
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Ah. Something like CLR. Cool. Hope it works!

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Saw a video where a guy used a Mr. Clean eraser pad.
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I have attached photos of my windshield this morning. A lot of moisture was built up on it and there are no dots. This makes it much easier to see out of if it starts to fog up at all. I'm very happy with the results and the ease of using the acid gel. It smelled good as well.

I'm sure there are many other ways to remove the dots and I wish I felt like spending the money and trying out a bunch of different products but sadly I do not. Luckily the first one I did try worked great.

I'll be trying rain x on my windshield for the first time in the winter. It says it helps with snow and ice but I have never tried it so I will soon find out. If it doesn't do well, I will remove the rain x with my new acid gel!
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My thoughts on Rain X...I use it on my rear window, but not on my front windshield. It is awesome when it's fresh, but I find it to be worse than an untreated windshield when it starts to wear off over time. It gets streaky and smeary...almost like when your windshield gets foggy on the outside on cool/humid mornings. Living in rainy Seattle, I prefer to have a nice clean windshield and fresh wiper blades without any treatment on the windshield. Water doesn't bead off like it does with Rain X, but it doesn't smear either.

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My thoughts on Rain X...I use it on my rear window, but not on my front windshield. It is awesome when it's fresh, but I find it to be worse than an untreated windshield when it starts to wear off over time. It gets streaky and smeary...almost like when your windshield gets foggy on the outside on cool/humid mornings. Living in rainy Seattle, I prefer to have a nice clean windshield and fresh wiper blades without any treatment on the windshield. Water doesn't bead off like it does with Rain X, but it doesn't smear either.
This is a good observation. I love Rain X right after it is applied. Not so much when it starts wearing off.

Another thing I read in the OM: Application of "Rain X type" products may interfere with the operation of automatic wipers on vehicles so equipped. YMMV.
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