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      01-18-2013, 12:21 AM   #1
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Wiper streaks;(

Can someone tell me that it's possible to remove this ugly windshield wiper streak??? It's driving me CRA-ZEE!!!!!! And pleassssse don't tell me I need a new windshield(fingers crossed)
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      01-18-2013, 12:35 AM   #2
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How old are your wipers? Maybe try changing them first.
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If you're under warranty the dealership will replace your blades for free if you tell them about the streaks
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How old are your wipers? Maybe try changing them first.
+1. Should be the first thing that comes to mind. New wipers and Rain-X your window.
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He drives an 06 330 and joined this month, I would think his wipers are old.
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dude change your wipers not the windshield!

Now thats thinking with your dip stick Johnny!


I replaced mine and still had odd streaks after rain x it was perfect sooo

+ a coat of rain x

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Can someone tell me that it's possible to remove this ugly windshield wiper streak??? It's driving me CRA-ZEE!!!!!! And pleassssse don't tell me I need a new windshield(fingers crossed)



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clean your windshield nicely to remove grease on the surface, and then replace your wipers.
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first step: clean your windshield wiper and windshield
still streaking? apply rain-x
next action: new wipers

new windshield for streaking? never
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I can give another reason for poor performance of the wipers....it had me baffled on my Nissan (through the course of time, new windshields, new wipers, still doesn't work right). The wipers have a linkage where when worn, the arm cannot put the correct pressure on the glass. I kinda doubt it's the case on the '06 unless the OP lives in Seattle or something. BMW has TSBs about what angle the wiper should be wiping, that's how nuts the Germans are. To have the dealership perform the TSB out of warranty shouldn't be too bad, maybe $600-$700 LOL
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first step: clean your windshield wiper and windshield
still streaking? apply rain-x
next action: new wipers

new windshield for streaking? never
Those three actions will not cure the problem in 100% of cases. And the Rain-X imho is a very bad idea.
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You make it sound like your block is cracked or something terrible. Just change your wipers
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You make it sound like your block is cracked or something terrible. Just change your wipers
Yep yep I'm just a big worry wart lmbo!!!
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Those three actions will not cure the problem in 100% of cases. And the Rain-X imho is a very bad idea.
Why ya gotta hate on Rain-X? Love that stuff!
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what everyone else said..but u should also clay yer windshield.
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Get OEM wipers, I believe they are Bosch Icons. They are expensive though, just got mine changed for about 80 bucks a pair.
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I can give another reason for poor performance of the wipers....it had me baffled on my Nissan (through the course of time, new windshields, new wipers, still doesn't work right). The wipers have a linkage where when worn, the arm cannot put the correct pressure on the glass. I kinda doubt it's the case on the '06 unless the OP lives in Seattle or something. BMW has TSBs about what angle the wiper should be wiping, that's how nuts the Germans are. To have the dealership perform the TSB out of warranty shouldn't be too bad, maybe $600-$700 LOL
Good point. My old Mercedes had a special tool to adjust the angle of the wiper arm. If it wasn't adjusted right the blades would streak and squeal like a pig. I adjusted that before changing the blades but after the Rain-X.
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Clean wiper blades with rubbing alcohol. Get a piece of towel paper, apply rubbing alcohol to it, wipe the blade. You will see black crap come off the blade. Repeat. If that doesn't work then buy new wiper/wiper blade .
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Yep yep I'm just a big worry wart lmbo!!!
Although I am not a big worrier, I am a little OCD myself, so I get it.

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Clean wiper blades with rubbing alcohol. Get a piece of towel paper, apply rubbing alcohol to it, wipe the blade. You will see black crap come off the blade. Repeat. If that doesn't work then buy new wiper/wiper blade .

I even clean brand new blades with either rubbing alcohol or goo gone and then wipe them with water. It's amazing how much black gunk comes off fresh out of the box blades.
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Personally, I'd change them with the OEM blades. You can get them for $45/pair through Tischer.

I've had mine on for over 2 years now, and they still work perfectly. No streaking or chattering, and cleans just like when new. Well worth the money in my opinion!
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