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    Cleaning Wiper Blade

    I would like to periodically clean the rubber blade on my wipers. I had used IPA before but then realized that might dry out the rubber. A silicone product might make it too oily/greasy.

    what have you used with success or what would you recommend?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

    I've heard of others using 303 on them. I personally haven't tried it myself though.
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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

    Ive always used Glass Cleaner.
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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

    If they are working without issue, I don't mess with them other than just a wipe off when washing. If they begin to shudder/skip I strip and start over on the glass. If they are over 6-9 months old I simply replace the inserts too.

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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmers View Post
    I've heard of others using 303 on them. I personally haven't tried it myself though.
    I saw a video where someone pre-treated and conditioned new wiper blades with 303 before applying them, so I tried it and it seems to have worked. He said to periodically clean them (I believe, every 6 months or so) with 303 and they should last for a pretty long time. Time will tell if this actually works.

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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

    Quote Originally Posted by craigv View Post
    I would like to periodically clean the rubber blade on my wipers. I had used IPA before but then realized that might dry out the rubber. A silicone product might make it too oily/greasy.

    what have you used with success or what would you recommend?

    Thanks!
    I use whatever I wash the car with.

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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

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    I use whatever I wash the car with.
    Same here. Plus, I change mine out every spring and fall so they are never more than 6 months old.

    40 bucks twice a year is well worth it to me.
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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

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    Same here. Plus, I change mine out every spring and fall so they are never more than 6 months old.

    40 bucks twice a year is well worth it to me.
    You know surprisingly I cleaned my blades every wash and have not had to replace them on past 2 cars for for 3 years each. This was in the north east, with OEM wiper blades on my Dodge Chargers.

    Otherwise I've use the Boch Icons and Rainx Lattitude and were loads better than than cheap ones. They offered a cleaner wipe, longer lasting, amazing in rain, snow and sleet. Worth the money over cheaper ones.

    The Rainx Lattitude also seem to apply Rainx via the blades when they are new. I think my past newer cars have had factory silicone blades and hence the great performance?

    I applied Mothers CMX to my current blades along with windshield and its doing great. Your market my vary. I think my current blades are silicone.

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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

    Quote Originally Posted by 392hemi View Post
    You know surprisingly I cleaned my blades every wash and have not had to replace them on past 2 cars for for 3 years each. This was in the north east, with OEM wiper blades on my Dodge Chargers.

    Otherwise I've use the Boch Icons and Rainx Lattitude and were loads better than than cheap ones. They offered a cleaner wipe, longer lasting, amazing in rain, snow and sleet. Worth the money over cheaper ones.

    The Rainx Lattitude also seem to apply Rainx via the blades when they are new. I think my past newer cars have had factory silicone blades and hence the great performance?

    I applied Mothers CMX to my current blades along with windshield and its doing great. Your market my vary. I think my current blades are silicone.
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    Re: Cleaning Wiper Blade

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    MOPAR blades.

    All things MOPAR are superior......
    Mopar or no car!

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