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Old 09 Feb 2011, 12:42 pm
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Question Help with windshield blades leaving rubber marks

Hi,

I own a 2008 PT cruiser and i have been having problems with my windshield wipers since the fall. i have taken the car to the dealer since it is still under warranty, but they say it is fine.
i continue to change the blades for new ones, but they all not just make a lot of noise, but also leave behind strange rubber marks as if the pressure that is being made upon the blades is too strong.

since i have already replaced the blades at least 3 times, even tried mopar original ones, i am wondering if this can be due to any mechanical problem.

could someone help me?

thanks!
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 12:50 pm
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Default Re: Help with windshield blades leaving rubber marks

the noise from windshield wipe blades is usually caused by something on the glass or to dry a condition when you use them. Make sure there is enough rain to wipe away or else it will be like running a squeegee over a window pain you will have some noise.
Second if there is any silicone residue or adhesive type residue from replacing or factory fitting the windshield left on the window you will get a noise. I recommend cleaning the window and rubbing it down with alcohol and a paper towel to remove any residue. Then rinse with water and give it a try.
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 01:09 pm
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Default Re: Help with windshield blades leaving rubber marks

I also use Rain-X on my windshield a couple times during rainy season. First it almost makes wipers absolete because the water literally runs off of the glass when you are moving, second it makes the wipers run smooth. But do make sure the windshield is impeccably clean before applying.
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 01:30 pm
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Default Re: Help with windshield blades leaving rubber marks

I totaly HATE wipers and almost refuse to use mine I use rain X and put it on evern night when i clean my windsheild ( about 200 mikles a day of highway will leave a lot of crap on the windsheild)

Anywa i hate wipers they annoy me going back and forth and if they do that RUBBBBBB thing It drives me nuts
not a answer i knwo but just saying i love rainX and there is another product that NAPA sells that is really good as well
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 10:08 pm
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"Religiously" use Rain-X.
To me, the only drawback is some slight fogging, until you use the wiper spray, or wipe it down very well.
The other best practice is....
Silblades (tm) - teflon coated silicone blades. (Come in color combos)
(5 year warranty. I have had mine on soonercruiser here in the winters and severe heat of summer in Oklahoma for 4 years with no problems.)
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Old 12 Feb 2011, 08:17 pm
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Default Re: Help with windshield blades leaving rubber marks

Clean your windshield two---- no three----- maybe four times and then only use your wipers when the glass is wet.

Jerry
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Old 12 Feb 2011, 09:32 pm
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Default Re: Help with windshield blades leaving rubber marks

Here's a comment on windshields and wipers. Whenever you go to the car wash even if you don't pay for the wax they still put some wax. This can build up over time enough so that new wipers will not wipe well. You'll see a smeared look after each wipe of the blade.
You'll need to get the wax off with ammonia.
That said, if you run your wipers on anythng but a wet windshield you will heat the blade up until it could melt.
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Old 13 Feb 2011, 03:32 am
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Default Re: Help with windshield blades leaving rubber marks

rainX windsheild washer fluid and rain clear gel FTW rain clear dosent fog and lasts longer then rainX i find.
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