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On 7/30/2020 at 6:59 PM, ThailandRyan said:

If you can find some RainX polish it will work wonders on the windscreen and help the water wick off the window as well.  I had to order mine from the States and shipped over. 

yes I've been using it 'religiously' since 1979. First came from the US under the Unelko brand, as an ofFshoot from the Aerospace industry. 

 

It is not actually a Polish per se. A polish has 'build up' - but Rain-X you can put on as much and as often as you wish... It is a synthetic Acetic acid - like mix (so anyone not used to it must be made aware to keep it the heck away from the Duco!  

 

My windscreens all heavily pitted and scratched, and as said, Rain-X gets in deep. It is a psuedo Etch-like process - but has a similar effect to that of rubbing a sliced potato over the glass!

- the effect is basically a 'water off the ducks back' 

 

My sisters windscreen is the worst I have ever encountered - yet Rain-X restored the water beading effects instantly

You can easily get 1000km between reApplications...  

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2 hours ago, tifino said:

yes I've been using it 'religiously' since 1979. First came from the US under the Unelko brand, as an ofFshoot from the Aerospace industry. 

 

It is not actually a Polish per se. A polish has 'build up' - but Rain-X you can put on as much and as often as you wish... It is a synthetic Acetic acid - like mix (so anyone not used to it must be made aware to keep it the heck away from the Duco!  

 

 

What is Duco ?

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Practical suggestions:

 

1. Have a go or better get a professional to polish out the scratches as best as possible. (wiper scratches are caused by the using wipers waaaaaay beyond their best. Wiper blades should be changed annually in the Thai sun, at least bi-annually.

 

2. Apply Rain-x

 

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the oncoming traffic's lights are sort of diffused/blurry

This is typical of eyesight degeneration and the possible onset of cataracts. Have you driven other vehicles at night to see if you have the same problem?  Get a thorough professional eye test.

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2 minutes ago, Lancashirelad said:

Practical suggestions:

 

1. Have a go or better get a professional to polish out the scratches as best as possible. (wiper scratches are caused by the using wipers waaaaaay beyond their best. Wiper blades should be changed annually in the Thai sun, at least bi-annually.

 

2. Apply Rain-x

 

3.

This is typical of eyesight degeneration and the possible onset of cataracts. Have you driven other vehicles at night to see if you have the same problem?  Get a thorough professional eye test.

Have you driven other vehicles at night to see if you have the same problem?  - Some others, yes

Get a thorough professional eye test. - Yes. Annually

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If that is a 'yes', the same issue is experienced when driving other cars, then it is indicative of an eyesight issue. It's a very common thing.

 

(I notice we are the same age to within a few weeks).

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13 hours ago, Don Mega said:

Will it polish out small scratches per the OP's question ?

No but it will make the scratches less of a problem and improve visibility in the wet

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