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    Streaky car wipers.. such an easy solution!

    This dropped on my YouTube recommend, and can't believe I didn't know this all these years driving - good old WD40!

    https://youtu.be/daHNfB5INkg

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    Thank you for this. I had my blades replaced last year as part of the MOT, but already they take an age to clear the screen, so I am going to give this a go.

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    Me too, mine make a horrible sound but only sometimes.

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    I really wouldn't want WD40 anywhere near a vehicle that I own. It will actually eat away at rubber & plastic over time.

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    Great tip!

    It’ll likely be the cleaning and lubricating of the rubber that makes the improvement, rather than WD40 itself.

    Video will almost certainly be a viral/influencer ad paid for by WD40.

    I’d say any waxy car soap solution would do much the same.
    Last edited by mr noble; 19th November 2019 at 08:53.

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    Rub a cloth soaked in WD40 along your wiper blades to remove black shit.
    use a clean cloth to wipe dry
    Use glass cleaner on windscreen.

    Job done, don’t bother sitting through the video - about this ‘hack’

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    Think about it, all of those products to get oil and grease off of your windscreen

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    Baby wipes or hand wipes do the same job , also remember to clean the well/ parking space the blades sit in, since thats where the crap builds up.

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    Surely isopropyl alcohol would be more suited to wiper blades, as it wont leave grease on the screen?

    Or just use a couple of 'screen wipes' from the office store cupboard, which are generally the same thing.

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    Spray Wd40 on a cloth - clea the blades - then - with the wipers "up" clean the full windscreen with a Wd40 moist rag - easy as.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    Surely isopropyl alcohol would be more suited to wiper blades, as it wont leave grease on the screen?

    Or just use a couple of 'screen wipes' from the office store cupboard, which are generally the same thing.
    It would, but you wouldn’t be able to call it a “hack”

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    Wouldn’t use any waxy shampoo on the screen, warm water and a touch of vinegar followed by a dose of glass cleaner. Use of rain x or similar always helps, I change wiper blades annually too as the rubber deteriorates in daylight, although wiper blade manufacturers recommend every six months, naturally.

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    If your windscreen is very greasy, the solution is "Barkeeper's Friend", applied using a damp paper towel, and rinsed off with plenty of water, then dry the glass and clean it with Stoners' Invisible Glass, which can also be used to clean the wiper blades.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Invisible-G...s%2C271&sr=8-4
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    Bosch Aerorwin blades are the best I've ever found. Can't see past them. If you'll excuse the pun. Any standard household window cleaner will be good enough to clean a windscreen. No need to spend money on fancy stuff. Though RainX is excellent stuff if you want to keep it clean. If the wiper blades have been on for a while then they are probable past their best. I wouldn't bother trying to clean them, just replace. I change mine once a year.
    Last edited by Kaffe; 19th November 2019 at 18:22.

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    Cheers, shall give that a try tomorrow

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    I expect you will find little difference unless you replace the blades. Tired blades will give a smear effect.

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