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Old 01-24-2013, 08:25 AM
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I've cleaned mine (has rain sense) with 0000 steel wool with no problems.

Per what hacksaw mentioned, I had this same issue as well. Tried tweaking the bow in the arm a bit to add some extra downward pressure on the glass. No dice.

As for the streaking, I've had several sets of blades that did this. Tried adjusting the driver's side wiper arm at the mounting post a bit to give it a lil extra range during the outbound swipe. Seems to kick that extra lil bit of pooling off the windshield to help eliminate the streak of death. On another note, I've been using RainX Latitudes with zero problems ever since I moved the arm a bit.
So you removed it from the post and put it back on a cog higher ?

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:13 AM
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

And here I thought I was the only one. I replaced with the Rain-X latitudes which worked fine for a short time, but then the streak appeared again. Have Bosch now and going to try and adjust as per Ratchet's advice.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:46 PM
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

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I've cleaned mine (has rain sense) with 0000 steel wool with no problems.
Please explain this process
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:37 AM
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

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So you removed it from the post and put it back on a cog higher ?

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Hacksaw: Yes. Just rotated the arm a few ticks on the mounting post. If it was like mine, the wiper arm is going to be stuck down on the post pretty snug. Had to convince it a bit. Reinstalled the mounting nut (but not securely tightened and gave the mounting post a few taps with a small rubber hammer. Arm popped right up after that.

acidvoodoo: it's not a complicated process at all. Just make sure the windshield is completely dry. Grab some super fine (0000) steel wheel and start rubbing. I prefer to NOT to apply a ton of pressure and also prefer to polish in a left to right direction....not circles. After a few swipes with the steel wool, you will feel the friction get less and less and the glass will be butter smooth. I'd suggest wearing some latex gloves or something of the like since the steel wool is very fine and if fragments of it get under your fingernails, you will not have much fun trying to get it out. If you like, you can even take it a step further and apply Rain X. Some like it some dont.

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:39 AM
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

Wow, it doesn't damage it? I've never heard of using steel wool on a windshield like that. Thanks Ratchet, I think I might give it a try.
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

WOW, I have had teh same issue. I have replaced with brand new Bosch, same thing! I even replaced the arm, same problem.

I may try the RainX lattitude...
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I've had the rainx latitude on my 2010 wk for about 6 months now and just put up with that 3" wide streak that remains on the down stroke 90% of the time. I just replaced my sisters wipers for the same vehicle and thought I'd try the Bosch icons. Completely different experience. Her boschs worked great during the recent storms in the Midwest so I just replaced mine with the same.

Bottom line, the latitudes just don't seem to work right and I won't be trying them again on my jeep.
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

The factory blades on my JGC streaked from the get-go. If I rubbed the edge with my fingers it was like they were melting, and left my fingers black. I thought about taking it to the dealer, but decided to put Icons on it. No problems since.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

I replace my blades each spring and fall. Currently using Bosch Icons. Yes, there is sometimes some lift in the center of driver's side. I clean the blades with cotton cloth and clay bar the windshield.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

I am a cheapskate, and Costco sells Goodyear beam-type blades for $8 each and I've been using them. Sometimes they leave the streak and sometimes they don't. It seems to depend on the individual blade.

I got fed up a few weeks ago and bought a pair of Icons, on sale at O's for $18 passenger side and $19 driver's side. I put the driver's side on only. OK it works better than the Goodyear brand; I no longer get the center streak. But after a week the blade developed three nicks in the rubber that correspond with rock chips on my windshield. These are small divots, not sharp bumps, so the rubber should just ride over them without getting damaged. This did not happen with the Goodyears.

I kept the receipt, planning on taking the blade back, but I've been too busy to do so. This afternoon I had time but there is no warranty information on the package. So I cleaned the rubber with silicone and put it back on.

I recleaned the windshield with Gunk glass cleaner and a fresh razor blade. The razor does not hang up on the chips at all. Then I put the passenger side blade on to see if that gets nicked up as well.
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Re: Windshield wiper streak

I'm using the same blades since I bought the Jeep and they are still working like new.
I clean the windows with vinegar and water.
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I'm using the same blades since I bought the Jeep and they are still working like new.
I clean the windows with vinegar and water.
Gives your Jeep that clean feeling, inside and out.
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