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Old 09 Dec 2003, 12:35 pm
Bryan Canter
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Default Windsheild wipers streaking

Accord 2000. I have put in new wiper blades 2 months ago and they
worked well for some time. Now the driver's side wiper leaves a haze.
I don't think it is the blade again. I think there is not enough
pressure in the middle of the wiper arm to clean thoroughly. I was
wondering if Rain X would help. But a quick search through this NG
makes me think that it might be a bad idea in the current snow, salt
and dusty conditions -- I will probably put it on the other windows as
many do.

However, that leaves the problem of Windshield. Is there anything that
will clean it up real good and would make the wipers work better?

The other problem is the wiper fluid jets not hitting the center and
just dribbling out some foamy stuff. Basically I am scared of using
them on a highway because the fluid barely reaches the bottom and the
wiper picks it up and spreads it on the entire windshield without
wiping it clean. I just drove for 2 hours with a dirty windshield and
did not use the stupid washer fluid. It is that bad.

I would look into the washer fluid levels and try to clean the jets in
the afternoon. But please share your experiences with cleaning the
windshield and wipers if you can.

Thanks in advance,
bc
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 01:06 pm
Brian Smith
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"Bryan Canter" <bcnewsgroups@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> However, that leaves the problem of Windshield. Is there anything that
> will clean it up real good and would make the wipers work better?


I use Aquapel on my Windshield http://www.ppg.com/gls_aquapel/main.htm

I don't use my wipers hardly at all any more.

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Old 09 Dec 2003, 03:41 pm
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Default Re: Windsheild wipers streaking

I clean the windshield with windex, and the blades with silicone spray
on a paper towel. bob
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 04:44 pm
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"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
news:PaoBb.116641$PD3.5824347@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
>
> "Bryan Canter" <bcnewsgroups@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:614be1fb.0312090935.2fea5829@posting.google.c om...
> >
> > However, that leaves the problem of Windshield. Is there anything that
> > will clean it up real good and would make the wipers work better?

>
> I use Aquapel on my Windshield http://www.ppg.com/gls_aquapel/main.htm
>
> I don't use my wipers hardly at all any more.
>
> --
> Brian
> www.accesswave.ca/~orion
>
>


Checked out aquapel at a local detail shop--they want 49.95 CDN for an
application. Just a tad pricey I felt considering it has to be redone in six
months.

Any one else have pricing in either Cdn or US dollars?

The Artful Codger


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Old 09 Dec 2003, 05:36 pm
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Default Re: Windsheild wipers streaking

Update: a straightened paper clip took care of the jets on the hood.
They were clogged and not pointing right. The pointing part is not
easy to fix but I tried and it is better now.

The wiper problem just went away after the washer fluid drenched the
windsheild thoroughly.

Just goes on to show that a little bit of cleaning now and then helps
:-)
bc


bcnewsgroups@yahoo.com (Bryan Canter) wrote in message news:<614be1fb.0312090935.2fea5829@posting.google. com>...
> Accord 2000. I have put in new wiper blades 2 months ago and they
> worked well for some time. Now the driver's side wiper leaves a haze.
> I don't think it is the blade again. I think there is not enough
> pressure in the middle of the wiper arm to clean thoroughly. I was
> wondering if Rain X would help. But a quick search through this NG
> makes me think that it might be a bad idea in the current snow, salt
> and dusty conditions -- I will probably put it on the other windows as
> many do.
>
> However, that leaves the problem of Windshield. Is there anything that
> will clean it up real good and would make the wipers work better?
>
> The other problem is the wiper fluid jets not hitting the center and
> just dribbling out some foamy stuff. Basically I am scared of using
> them on a highway because the fluid barely reaches the bottom and the
> wiper picks it up and spreads it on the entire windshield without
> wiping it clean. I just drove for 2 hours with a dirty windshield and
> did not use the stupid washer fluid. It is that bad.
>
> I would look into the washer fluid levels and try to clean the jets in
> the afternoon. But please share your experiences with cleaning the
> windshield and wipers if you can.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> bc

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Old 09 Dec 2003, 06:29 pm
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"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
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>
> Checked out aquapel at a local detail shop--they want 49.95 CDN for an
> application. Just a tad pricey I felt considering it has to be redone in

six
> months.


It costs $24.95 plus tax, of course <g>, here in Halifax. Speedy Auto Glass
is where I have it done.

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Old 09 Dec 2003, 06:30 pm
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"Bryan Canter" <bcnewsgroups@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Update: a straightened paper clip took care of the jets on the hood.
> They were clogged and not pointing right. The pointing part is not
> easy to fix but I tried and it is better now.
>
> The wiper problem just went away after the washer fluid drenched the
> windsheild thoroughly.
>
> Just goes on to show that a little bit of cleaning now and then helps


Preventative maintenance is a wonderful thing <g>.

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Old 09 Dec 2003, 06:47 pm
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"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
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> "Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:4nrBb.23213$r%u1.10070@twister01.bloor.is.net .cable.rogers.com...
> >
> > Checked out aquapel at a local detail shop--they want 49.95 CDN for an
> > application. Just a tad pricey I felt considering it has to be redone in

> six
> > months.

>
> It costs $24.95 plus tax, of course <g>, here in Halifax. Speedy Auto

Glass
> is where I have it done.
>
> --
> Brian
> www.accesswave.ca/~orion
>
>



That's more what I thought it would be worth-- Guess I better check some
other shops.
Thanks for the tip.
The Codge
>



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Old 09 Dec 2003, 08:07 pm
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"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
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>
> That's more what I thought it would be worth-- Guess I better check some
> other shops.
> Thanks for the tip.
> The Codge


You're welcome. Also keep in mind that, if the treatment wears off within
six months, they will apply it again, no charge. So, basically, you are only
paying for it once a year. And, it's been over eight months on the second
application, with no discernable difference in performance.

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Old 10 Dec 2003, 05:55 pm
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billbjohnson555@nospamhotmail.com (Bill B. Johnson) wrote in
news:billbjohnson555-1012031458410001@pm5-broad-104.snlo.dialup.fix.net:

> In article <614be1fb.0312090935.2fea5829@posting.google.com >,
> bcnewsgroups@yahoo.com (Bryan Canter) wrote:
>
>> Accord 2000. I have put in new wiper blades 2 months ago and they
>> worked well for some time. Now the driver's side wiper leaves a haze.
>> I don't think it is the blade again. I think there is not enough
>> pressure in the middle of the wiper arm to clean thoroughly. I was
>> wondering if Rain X would help. But a quick search through this NG
>> makes me think that it might be a bad idea in the current snow, salt
>> and dusty conditions -- I will probably put it on the other windows as
>> many do.
>>
>> However, that leaves the problem of Windshield. Is there anything that
>> will clean it up real good and would make the wipers work better?
>>
>> The other problem is the wiper fluid jets not hitting the center and
>> just dribbling out some foamy stuff. Basically I am scared of using
>> them on a highway because the fluid barely reaches the bottom and the
>> wiper picks it up and spreads it on the entire windshield without
>> wiping it clean. I just drove for 2 hours with a dirty windshield and
>> did not use the stupid washer fluid. It is that bad.
>>
>> I would look into the washer fluid levels and try to clean the jets in
>> the afternoon. But please share your experiences with cleaning the
>> windshield and wipers if you can.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> bc

>
> bc,
> I noticed that several other intelligent posters provided you with the
> information that you requested. I just wanted to add that a company
> called Bosch has developed a new type of wiper (called Bosch Micro Edge
> Excell) that works much better than regular wipers such as those sold by
> Honda. I plan to get a pair on my vacation. You can call 1-888-TOP-BLADE
> for a retailer or visit this web site: boschusa.com
> If you can't get there with the above URL, visit the Google search
> engine and type in the words boschusa.com. That's what I had to do to
> find the site.
>


Have you tried putting a small amount of Simple Green Soap into the washer
fluid? That cures any streaking problems I have that are caused by oils
on the windshield.

Mike

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