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Old 05-15-2003, 04:23   #1 (permalink)
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Sydney's big wet + streaky wiper blades, any hints?

My wiper blades are around 1 year old and during this weeks big storms, I've had some bad streaking caused by the wiper blades.

Does anybody have any hints to improving visibility during rain? I'll get new blades put in this weekend and have already toped up the washer bottle and added Bars Bugs additive.

A couple of weeks back when I polished the car I used "Meguiar's - No Smear Glass Cleaner" on all the glass inside and out, I have a feeling that was the cause.
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The old metho and newspaper is hard to beat for the windscreen.

If your blades are a year old I'd change them as well.
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What type of blades are you using? Apparantly carbon based ones last about a month before becoming streakers and silicon ones are the go.

This is what the guy that installed my new windscreen said anyhow.
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Silicone are the go in my books..have used the double blades most of my life.

A detailers trick that you may ormay not of heard...use polish on your windows (outside only if you have tint inside). I have never used a liquid. Let the polish turn powery then wipe off...I GUARENTEE YOU WILL HAVE NO STREAKS WHAT SO EVER.

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when my car was detailed they polished the windscreen and it made visibility s**thouse, I've always found that a little Morning Fresh in the wiper bottle is magic!
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Put Rainex on your windscreen and you won't even have to worry about turning on the wipers.
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I cleaned mine with kitten glass cleaner (the one that leaves the white powdery residue you wipe off when dry) & then treated it with Rainex. I also put Rainex windscreen washer addative in the washer bottle. Combined with some good quality silicone wiper blades I have crystal clear vision in the wet.
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If you need to get a few weeks more from your streaky blades, takes the baldes off the then give em a good spray with armorall. Leave it on the blades for about an hour and wipe off. The oils in the amorall will eliminate the streak for a while and doesn't leave any noticable crap on the glass.

Or fork out $15 for a new pair.
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I woulnd be putting moning fresh in my wiper bottle at all. its absolutly a killer for your paint and it brings rust issues. I would be changing it straight away AUforte its got salt additives and all sorts that morning fresh and rember the water travels orr your windscreen over door pillars down nooks and crannies nip i wouldnt put it in my bottle if i were you. Of couse my opinion only
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I dont even use my wipers, I just put rainX on the windscreen, as long as you are doing above 80 u can see better than with the wipers going

Around town i use them though
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