BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
AudiS4
Second Lieutenant
 
AudiS4's Avatar
 
Drives: Volvo s60 Audi S4
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern NJ

Posts: 216
iTrader: (0)

Cleaning wiper blades

What's the best method? I've heard rubbing alcohol on a cloth (seems harsh). I've also heard vinegar. Currently, I just use washer fluid on a cotton or microfber, several times, until no black color continues to rub off on the towel.
__________________
2009 BMW mSport. 6 MT

Last edited by AudiS4; 02-01-2013 at 12:45 PM.
AudiS4 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
GaryS
Colonel
 
Drives: 2009 135i 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maryland

Posts: 2,089
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 135i  [3.25]
I use this stuff, 303 wiper treatment. I don't know if it's the best, but it does help.

http://www.amazon.com/303-Products-W.../dp/B002U29OZI
GaryS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #3
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 15,692
iTrader: (1)

Once the wiper blades no longer clean the windows well... I just replace them with new wipers. BMW pays for new wiper blades every year in the US. Just buy new wipers.
Dackelone is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
Gray_Panther
Major
 
Gray_Panther's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Upstate NY

Posts: 1,012
iTrader: (0)

the best method is to not drive the car in the rain/snow
__________________
2012 BMW 128i 6MT Deep Sea Blue Metallic
FX-R Bi-Xenon Projectors With 5000k Bulbs & Halo's More Kick Ass Than Any BMW
Gray_Panther is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
Section147
Good To Be Alive!
 
Section147's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 135i ***Convertible***
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The North Coast

Posts: 605
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
I wash/wipe the blades almost every time I wash the car to remove the accumulated road film. That gunk will effect performance
whether the blades are a week or a year old. I just use the soap & water straight from the bucket...I've used wipes like the 303s
and found no difference just using soap & water. But Dack's right, get your blades replaced for free at the dealership annually
(especially if you drive your 1er year 'round).
__________________

Vermillion Red • Boston Black • Walnut Trim • DCT • M Sport Pkg. • Premium Pkg.• PPK1 • PE
18" 313s • Michelin PPS • LUX 5k • Blackline LCI Tails • CF Diffuser & Mirrors • XPEL Ultimate


"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" - W. Shakespeare
Section147 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 01:01 AM   #6
bmw1racer
bimmerphile, technogeek
 
bmw1racer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 128i Coupe 6MT Sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,844
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Section147 View Post
I wash/wipe the blades almost every time I wash the car to remove the accumulated road film. That gunk will effect performance whether the blades are a week or a year old. I just use the soap & water straight from the bucket...
Same here.
__________________
bmw1racer is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 09:54 AM   #7
Gray_Panther
Major
 
Gray_Panther's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Upstate NY

Posts: 1,012
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmw1racer View Post
Same here.


BMW1racer,

How is your powerlock holding up? Have you reapplied since July last year?
__________________
2012 BMW 128i 6MT Deep Sea Blue Metallic
FX-R Bi-Xenon Projectors With 5000k Bulbs & Halo's More Kick Ass Than Any BMW
Gray_Panther is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 10:52 AM   #8
bmw1racer
bimmerphile, technogeek
 
bmw1racer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 128i Coupe 6MT Sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,844
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gray_Panther View Post


BMW1racer,

How is your powerlock holding up? Have you reapplied since July last year?
I reapplied late December... With the rain we were getting at the time, I felt that the car needed a new coat.
__________________
bmw1racer is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #9
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 15,692
iTrader: (1)

I also clean my wipers each time I wash my car. But we get a lot of rain over here in Germany and I always find that each year or sooner I need new wiper blades. They aren't cheap either at 28 euros for two complete wipers. Here is how you change them...

DIY changing your BMW wiper blades…
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472014
Dackelone is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #10
GaryS
Colonel
 
Drives: 2009 135i 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maryland

Posts: 2,089
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 135i  [3.25]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
I also clean my wipers each time I wash my car. But we get a lot of rain over here in Germany and I always find that each year or sooner I need new wiper blades. They aren't cheap either at 28 euros for two complete wipers. Here is how you change them...

DIY changing your BMW wiper blades…
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472014
I replace my blades twice a year and clean the blades when I wash the car. If I don't do all that, I get streaks. Maybe I'm picky about that, but I hate it. Sometimes I get streaks even with doing all that. Then the answer is cleaning the windshield with Bon Ami.
GaryS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #11
Section147
Good To Be Alive!
 
Section147's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 135i ***Convertible***
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The North Coast

Posts: 605
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryS View Post
...Then the answer is cleaning the windshield with Bon Ami.
+1
__________________

Vermillion Red • Boston Black • Walnut Trim • DCT • M Sport Pkg. • Premium Pkg.• PPK1 • PE
18" 313s • Michelin PPS • LUX 5k • Blackline LCI Tails • CF Diffuser & Mirrors • XPEL Ultimate


"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" - W. Shakespeare
Section147 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST