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How to Remove Stubborn Rain Spots from Your Windshield

Last updated 6 years ago

Any time your windshield is covered with stubborn rain spots, your visibility is reduced and your safety is jeopardized. Depending on the severity of water spots on your windshield, you may face anything ranging from a mild annoyance to entirely unsafe driving conditions. Removing these stubborn rain spots may seem like a frustrating and time-consuming task, but it’s quite the opposite when you follow these simple steps.

  • Wet and Soak: The first step in removing difficult rain spots from your windshield is simply to wet it using warm water. Let the warm water soak for upwards of five minutes in order to ensure that all deposits on the glass soften prior to cleaning. You can use a towel or washcloth with warm water to make this step easier.
  • Clean: There are two common and preferred options for cleaning your windshield. One common choice is vinegar and water. Use two parts water and one part vinegar to harmlessly dissolve any windshield deposits. The other option is to clean it using a detergent with ammonia. Use a towel or washcloth for cleaning and utilize a circular motion similar to how you would clean other exterior parts of your car.
  • Rinse and Repel: After you’ve gone about cleaning the dirt and smudges off of your windshield, rinse it with warm water. Pick up a dry towel and use it to dry off any wet spots remaining on the windshield in preparation for applying a repelling product. Once you’ve successfully removed the stubborn rain spots that had been ailing your windshield, apply a repellant to reduce the likelihood of damage down the road.

In addition to using this proven step-by-step method for removing stubborn rain spots, keep your windshield in great shape by contacting Glass on the Move. For over three decades, we have been Oakland’s leading glass repair service. To find out more information about our windshield repair and replacement services, call one of our friendly representatives today at (510) 338-4791.  


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