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    Windshield Help

    Need everyone's opinion. My wipers seem to get a film on them and it causes them to make a squeaking noise and after a while, eventually start to skip. Doesn't matter what amount of rain, hard or light. The windshield itself is about 2 years old.

    What I've done-

    Stripped and polished.
    Stripped and polished then applied rainx.
    Stripped.
    Always got new wipers after trying something new.

    I've tried many different brands of wipers from cheap ones to Bosch icons. I'm out of ideas.

    Here is a video of what is happening-

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    Re: Windshield Help

    Are you sure that is the blades? It sounds almost like something mechanical in the wiper motor/linkage.
    If it is the blades I would try Optimum Opti-glass.
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    Re: Windshield Help

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT435 View Post
    Are you sure that is the blades? It sounds almost like something mechanical in the wiper motor/linkage.
    If it is the blades I would try Optimum Opti-glass.
    So I don't think it's mechanical because when I put on brand new blades, no matter the brand or type, they work fine for a couple of weeks or a few days of straight rain, then they start to have issues. I feel if it was mechanical, it'd show itself a lot sooner than that.

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    Re: Windshield Help

    Give this a shot

    Stoner Glass Stripper

    You can get it at a Advanced Auto. After, do not put anything on the windshield. See if that helps.
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    Re: Windshield Help

    Quote Originally Posted by pro 4x View Post
    Give this a shot

    Stoner Glass Stripper

    You can get it at a Advanced Auto. After, do not put anything on the windshield. See if that helps.
    So I currently have Rain-X X-Treme Clean Clear Surface Cleaner on hand and have used it before but I've always treated the window after, would this work fine?

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    Re: Windshield Help

    Here's a post from a while back.

    Windshield coating - skipping wipers (new car)
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    Re: Windshield Help

    GOOD READ! Go over my #15 post.
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    Re: Windshield Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Daven75 View Post
    So I currently have Rain-X X-Treme Clean Clear Surface Cleaner on hand and have used it before but I've always treated the window after, would this work fine?
    Yes. Should.
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    Re: Windshield Help

    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post
    Here's a post from a while back.

    Windshield coating - skipping wipers (new car)
    Interesting. What's weird is that I'm not getting a chatter tho. I guess it's the same concept. I cleaned my wipers again with IPA and there was more grim on them than I expected. It should rain later this afternoon so I'll see how it works with the fresh/clean wipers before I take the next step.

    I'll grab some of the Pinnacle stuff because it seems like it's a good idea to try instead of using a sealant like rainx.

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    Re: Windshield Help

    Wipe the glass down with IPA after polishing before applying any sealant or coating.

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