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DRIVERS have been left amazed by a clever hack to stop water clinging to their cars' wing mirrors.

The smart trick was tested in a social media video and left viewers stunned with how effective it was.

The handy advice is to coat your wing mirror in soap and then gently wipe it with a rag, leaving a thin film of water-repellent soap on the glass.

Then, when water is splashed onto the mirror, it slides right off it without leaving droplets collected on its surface.

Originally found on a TikTok video, the advice was tested on camera by Instagram user Michael Khieu.

He posted his clip of his test with the caption "Fact Or Fiction?".


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In the video, he tested the hack on one of his own cars, a Ford Mustang, to determine whether or not it works.

He used the sprinkler attachment on a hose to simulate rainfall, spraying his wing mirror with droplets.

He then wiped it down with soap, followed by a rag.

Finally, he soaked it with water from a plastic bottle, which drained off with not a drop left on the mirror.

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Khieu showed his amazement that the hack worked by plastering ninja emojis all around the video.

Commenters were amazed by the clever tip.

One wrote: "That's science".

Another simply said "boom" with 'mind blown' emoji.

Trying to explain the hack, one commenter said: "It's because of the oil in the soap."

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This is the case, in theory at least, because water oil does not dissolve in water and so oil-coated surfaces are water-repellent.

However, another commenter urged caution, warning that the oil layer could excessively reflect light from other cars behind.

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