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      02-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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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.
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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
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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.
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the best method is to not drive the car in the rain/snow
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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).
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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.
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Same here.


BMW1racer,

How is your powerlock holding up? Have you reapplied since July last year?
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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.
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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
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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.
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...Then the answer is cleaning the windshield with Bon Ami.
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