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Posted: 06/16/21 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2019 Ford F-250 that I purchased March 2020 and the original wiper blades would scrape and shudder in light rain so I replaced them and then replaced the replacements. I’m wondering if this is one of those windshields that are a problem for wiper blades. Any similar experiences or suggestions?

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The wipers should function properly for several years, unless an obvious reason, such as sitting in extreme sunlight/heat continuously.

Another issue that will cause the wiper shudder you describe, is using hot wax treatment at the car wash. Try giving your windshield a good cleaning when replacing wipers, to avoid contaminates.

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Taxman2436 wrote:

I’m wondering if this is one of those windshields that are a problem for wiper blades.

Lenny


In owning and/or driving probably 100 different vehicles in the 30+ years I've had a drivers license, I cannot say I've ever heard of this phenomena.
What is it that makes a windshield a problem for wiper blades?


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Posted: 06/16/21 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good cleaning....soap/water thoroughly rinsing and then squeegee dry or micofiber towel

Afterwards ...Apply Rain-X
*Follow cleaning/applying instructions on bottle!

Light rain...won't need wipers and when you do use them they will not shudder


Had that shudder issue when bought truck brand new in 2007
After using Rain-X...no more shudder---reapply yearly
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^^^
Agree...after cleaning, apply Rain-X, excellent product!

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Thank you, good advice. I don’t get the wax at the car wash and am diligent about wiping the wiper blades with window cleaner from time to time. I’m going to try the Rainex. Thanks!

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Mr Banks explains wiper blades in this link.
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I use dawn dish soap to clean the windshield followed by application of a silicon car polish. Cleans the crud better than anything else I have used. As to rainex its ok but the silicone I find is much better as it seems to fill the glass imperfections making it very smooth and lasts longer than the rainex.

The use of microfibre towels is also needed instead of just any rag, Tshirt etc. The microfibre towels also work well with the polish to apply then wipe down. Dirt-dust will be removed just by turning on the wipers without the spray and a damp rag is all it takes to clean the windshield again.

FYI I used the above on school bus windows for over 10 years, they stayed cleaner longer even in Az heat and dry.

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I use Protect all or 303 on the blades. Mine are outside all the time so they take a “set”. I just switch them from side to side a couple of times a year.



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Can't say as if I've ever had that problem on past 3 Fords. My current '17 which was built in late '16, had orig blades on it for couple years. Yes, I've also applied Rain -X but haven't been diligent about keeping up w/ it. On the other hand, current blades are Rain-X ones. No problems. OP, are you buying good quality blades?


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