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Old 06-10-2019, 08:35 PM
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2014 Acura RDX Front Windshield Haze/Scale

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Need some help with this one. I have tried CLR, Bartender's Friend Paste, Windex, Spray 9, Denatured Alcohol, etc. Still, this haze takes over my windshield when my wipers operate. I have also attached a picture with my defroster turned on and you can see this scale pattern forming, which is the exact pattern that is on my windshield. Vehicle is a 2014 RDX and this is my 2nd windshield (first one took a nasty rock). The windshield was perfect when I got it less than a year ago but after this winter this haze is back with a vengeance. My OEM windshield did the exact same thing with the hazing/scaling. Any suggestions on what is causing this and how to remove it. I should tell you that my wife a 2017 CRV whose windshield is perfect and she parks in the same driveway.




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Old 06-14-2019, 09:27 PM
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Is the haze on the inside or the outside?
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by samiam_68 View Post
Is the haze on the inside or the outside?
It is on the outside
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:18 PM
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I would suggest two things:
1. Change your wiper blades.
2. Clean the haze off with your favorite glass cleaner and apply Rain-X.
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Do you think the Rain X will help prevent the formation of that pattern? It almost seems like water is sticking to my windshield after the wipers make their pass
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:29 PM
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Do you think the Rain X will help prevent the formation of that pattern? It almost seems like water is sticking to my windshield after the wipers make their pass
Only one way to find out!
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:15 PM
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Looks similar to wax from car wash on windshield. That causes wipers to haze the windshield.

Are both cars washed the same way? Did you try a solvent to get rid of a wax buildup?
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:32 AM
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Looks similar to wax from car wash on windshield. That causes wipers to haze the windshield.

Are both cars washed the same way? Did you try a solvent to get rid of a wax buildup?
Yes they are washed the same way, however her car does not get washed nearly as much as mine (maybe 1/10 of the washes that mine has been through). I do use some type of wax/wash soap (Turtle wax or some similar type brand) when doing my entire car so maybe that has really built up on the windshield. I am very perplexed by the situation though, as I have used CLR on my windshield and that is some pretty potent stuff. I used de-natured alcohol on my windshield but that is the strongest I have gone so far with solvents. I didn't want to use anything too powerful at the risk of damaging the windshield. If you have a recommendation for a solvent that will not damage the windshield, I will give it a shot.

I feel like my windshield at this point is definitely clean and the water seems to almost be sticking to the windshield in that haze pattern. I am tempted to use Rain X just for the heck of it and see if it makes a difference or changes the pattern on the front windshield. If it does change or help the pattern then I know it is an issue of water sticking rather than something being on my windshield that I can't remove.
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Suggest you clean windshield with a cleaner that will remove wax buildup such as used to clean floors. Maybe something like Varsol or similar. Maybe bug and tar remover.

Try on a small area of the windshield out of the line of vision with a cloth or paper towel dampened with the wax remover so it does not run into unwanted areas.

And keep it off the paint finish or you will be re-waxing the car.

If it works, use it on the rest of the glass.

I can`t think of what else would cause the issue and I have seen it myself on my own vehicles and regular glass cleaners do not take off the wax build-up..
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