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cleaning windshield wiper blades

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tacomaman06, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i love my bosch icon wiper blades, but i really need to clean them a little. i thought about using rubbing alcohol or vinegar, but decided against those, as i figure it would dry out the blade.

    any thoughts on what to use instead???
     
  2. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I used with good results, some very fine sand paper (just make one pass on them), and then wipe clean with a wet cloth. :)
     
  3. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    i may try that soon. thanks man.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    Yeah me too thanks Chris-sounds like the idea is to fluff off that oxidated buildup right??:)
     
  5. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    YW! Give it a try and let me know what ya think. I got the idea from Trico. They make wiper blades. :)
     
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    My father in law swears by Armoral. He just sprays some on a paper towel, and then wipes the blades with them. It restores the rubber, and cleans the blades at the same time. I tried it once when I needed the wiper blades to work better, it worked well, but I still bought new blades the next day.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    Exactly! I actually had a little square thing that was made exclusivley for cleaning the wiper blades. I found out its just a sand paper square. :eek:
     
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    that sounds like an awesome idea too man. thanks!!:)
     
  9. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    I heard that before. I havent tried it, though.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    sounds good......as it should make the rubber more supple. i hadnt thought of that.
     
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    windshield wiper mod...lol. my stock blades are awesome and they get lots of use. all i do is wipe them when i wash my truck, about once every couple of months maybe
     
  12. Jun 5, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    Sorry but the word supple is hot....why, I have no clue.... maybe cause it is close to nipple or succle(sp)

    Im going back to missileman thread:D

    giggity goooo
     
  13. Jun 5, 2008 at 8:47 PM
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    [​IMG]eh-hehe he thed thupple eh-hehehe
     
  14. Jun 5, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    EXACTLY!!!! I had a bevis and butthead moment.... I tried to rep ya but it said to spread it around first..
     
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    :D Thanks Chris
     
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