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Old 18th September 2007, 11:53   #1
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Cool How to maintain your Wiper

today morning while i was reaching the connector to the 4 laned NH 47 I saw the red light stopping the traffic along the main road and just as i was to enter the highway those folks got the green. I felt like entering the main race after a pit stop..all was well but suddenly i felt my visibility wasn't that good as i was tailing a large truck infront...mind you it was drizzling...I turned on the wiper but it only got more foggy...Guys, could you enlighten us on how to maintain your Wipers in good condition, i think it is something we realize only when you are in a situation like the one i was ...
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Old 18th September 2007, 13:43   #2
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Wipers have very little life. Heat,cold and other environmental factors wear them out very soon.

Replace wipers before the monsoon starts,every year.
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best ways to increase the life of wiper are

1. whenever you clean your car,clean the wipers blades acche se and preferably with the some shampoo or some other detergent based stuff

2. always mix shampoo with water in the wiper liquid container.

3. never ever try to run wiper without running water(water+shampoo) alongwith

4. try to notice the discrepancies in rotary movement of wipers specially along the lower ends

all above things increase the life of wipers a lot

and before every rainy season do get them checked up
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Old 18th September 2007, 14:13   #4
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I wash wipers with Colins-type shampoos. Plus, there can be small particles stuck on the wiper which have to removed - else they start scoring the windscreen, also denting the rubber permanently
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Look out for the stiffness on thw wiper balde( rubber part) and also see for miinor cracks.

If you notice any such go for the replacment.
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today morning while i was reaching the connector to the 4 laned NH 47 I saw the red light stopping the traffic along the main road and just as i was to enter the highway those folks got the green. I felt like entering the main race after a pit stop..all was well but suddenly i felt my visibility wasn't that good as i was tailing a large truck infront...mind you it was drizzling...I turned on the wiper but it only got more foggy...Guys, could you enlighten us on how to maintain your Wipers in good condition, i think it is something we realize only when you are in a situation like the one i was ...

1. Change the wiper blades immediately.
2. Mix glass cleaning fluid like Colins (u will get in supermarkets) with wiper fluid water.
3. Never use wiper without wiper fluid (when the windscreen is dry).
4. Clean the wiper blades frequently.
5. When you are using wipers after parking your car for some time, see for dust accumulation at the contact betwen wipers and windscreen. If so, pour water first at the contact point and then use wipers.
6. Always distilled water as wiper fluid.
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Replace wipers before the monsoon starts,every year.

I agree. Bosch ones at that.
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Old 18th September 2007, 14:36   #8
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Recenlty changed to Bosch wipers, excellent functionality. Before were stock syndicate, but became nonfunctional after just few rainy occasions.
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Distilled water for wiper fluid , thats something new I learned today. (unless the water in your area is hard)

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6. Always distilled water as wiper fluid.
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@dadu, don't worry, you can use plain water mixed with shampoo , or use the water from outlet drain of ACs.
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Also if your car is parked for longer period, like 10 days or more, develop a gap between the viper edge and windshield.

You can either unfold them completely or put some cloth at the joints to develop some gap.
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Wipers rubber blades will become brittle due to ageing. Use fine grit sandpaper preferebly #1200 or above. Gently Rub against the rubber blade & the sand paper will just remove the hardned rubber. Clean wiper thoroughly after that & use. This will increase life of wiper.
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maintain wipers??? they dont need maintenance as such, just proper usage habits.

- NEVER put them on when windscreen is dry
- always use a good windshield washer fluid
- wipe the blade every morning. a car wipe guy's job will do.
- throw them away after the monsoons, and get a new one.

What I learnt after my search for a Bosch Aerotwin for use here in Mumbai was,... they are useless and costly in the long run. Use the low cost ones like Syndicate and change them atleast once in 6 months,... they dont cost more than 4 litres of petrol.

Wipers are to be treated as use n throw and not like a long-term-investment-like car accessory.

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Need to change to bosch wipers soon. Its not cleaning as it should be. Does syndicate come as stock on the baleno?
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Need to change to bosch wipers soon. Its not cleaning as it should be. Does syndicate come as stock on the baleno?
hmmmm, when I got my wipers changed for my Baleno, they've changed it to Bosch and it's an MGA for Baleno it seems. BTW, I don't find much difference between Syndicate and Bosch (atleast the type I'm having)
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