From digest.v7.n564 Mon Nov 10 12:01:59 1997
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 01:20:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Fwd: Wiper Film Fixes
Subj: Re:Wiper Film Fixes
Date: 97-11-10 00:23:46 EST
In a recent Digest BemrBoy tells a tale of woe about drivin in the rain.
Whatchagot is a glazed windshield. Windshield wipers tend to affect the
surface tension of water on your windshield.
Start with windshield glaze (any auto parts store) and polish the junk off
your windshield. This gets you started with fresh glass.
If you are the low effort kind of guy, just repeat this annually, before you
install fresh wipers. You do replace your wipers annually, right? I'll bet
you do, starting now. (BTW, it was the '96 part, not the Cavalier part that
enabled you to see in the Chevy)
If you want to put in the effort and really be able to see, you need to start
worshiping with the Rain-X crowd. (Don't get started guys, if you like
another brand, use it - it's your windshield) For starters, apply Rain -X
exactly as it says on the bottle. But do it 3 or 4 times a week for a month,
then monthly - FOREVER.
Then, to steal a newbie quote from M. PotheauWipers,
you won't need no stinkin' wipers.
I buy Rain - X by the quart, and rarely use my -annually replaced- wipers.
As a testament to the method-- I gave this same advice to a non-car-guy
colleague who was cursing his wipers while giving me a ride to the Burbank
airport. His Volvo mechanic had tried, but gotten nowhere. Phase 1 solved the
problem, phase 2 gives him something to do monthly forever, but he's now a
For those of you in Florida- this is the only way to get through those
thunderstorms that slows everyone else to 10MPH.
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