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Old 04-25-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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In Norway they actually advice changing them 4 times a year (which, no one does of course) because of the winter driving conditions (salted roads, lots of grime and muck).

I used to replace mine just before the beginning of the winter season, then again when they began streaking, usually a little over mid way true the season, and then again in spring.

Surprisingly, I found that the cheapest blades I could find lasted longer and was nicer on my windshield than the expensive brands, going to have to do some research over here though, as the brands are different.
I'm a nut about wipers too. If a wiper leaves a streak after wiping it off and cleaning the windshield carefully its gone.

RainX helps too especially with snow and ice which usually does not stick to a RainX window.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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I have streaks and this weekend will be using a clay bar to remove the residue. That was the advice on one of my car forums from other owners. I have Pilkington glass on my car, a Pontiac GTO, which is rather soft.

I have also considered using the glass cleaner as is used on ceramic glass kitchen counter tops. That was the advice on a different forum.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Clean the windshield with Bar Keepers Friend, then a coat of RainX, use RainX washer fluid and the wiper of your choice, I use cheap $8 blades swapped out with winter blades and get 2 or 3 seasons out of each set.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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In South Texas with the heat I replace my wipers every year.

Even then, when I see streaks, I replace the blades no biggie...
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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Keeping a check on the wiper condition is the best way to avoid one breaking apart and letting the metal ruin the windshield Just one minute of having it rub will cut the glass.
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