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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2002, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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wipers melting???

My TJ's wipers seem to be melting when i have the defroster on. This is the second set, and i am buying quality blades. I noticed that the windshield is getting streaks of rubber residue from the wipers. The other day, it was pouring and i needed to pull over and use a razor blade to remove the residue (both sides). Anyone else have this problem?
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Re: wipers melting???

And the rest of us complain about freezing the ol' coin purse during the winter...

FWIW, I've found the best all-around wiper blades are the $3.00 Wally World specials...
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Re: wipers melting???

Are you using a propane torch for your defrosters?

If you run your wipers when the windshield is not wet, the rubber will wear off onto the dry or nearly dry windshield. Otherwise, I expect you're getting a combination of dirt and oil on the wiper blades and streaking it across the windshield. Do you clean your wipers when you clean the windshield?
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Re: wipers melting???

1. Just curious.
2. What type of windshiled washer fluid are you using?
3. Is it happening on the back hardtop wiper as well (assuming you've got a hardtop on)?
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Re: wipers melting???

OK, this started happening when i first got the Jeep this summer. I noticed it with the first blades, thought it was the blades, and replaced them with premium blades for Pep Boys. They worked fine for the last two months, then this weekend they started to "melt" agaim. I have streaking residue marks all across the windshield. I didn't have fluid until recently, pep boys again. The rear wiper is fine. No propane enhancements either.
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Re: wipers melting???

Do you let it idle a lot? I've heard these fossil fuel burners can create "acid rain". If you see a cloud forming, move your jeep out from under it. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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