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    Rubber deposits on windshield

    Hey all,

    My wiper blades are putting deposits on my windshield. They started the second time it rained and I was using them. I cleaned off my window and applied Rain-X. The deposits started again. I cleaned the wiper blades with 409 spray and wiped them off but still leaving deposits.

    Then I had the wiper blades changed and after the second time of use more deposit on the windshield.

    I don't know what to try next. Do I need to get other than stock wiper blades? Any ideas?


    (this has also been posted in the mid-atlantic forum)
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    I am confused by what you mean by 'rubber deposits'
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    As the blade wipes the windshield it leaves lines of rubber on the windshield. They are black and it takes some effort to clean them off. When this happened with other cars, older cars, that I've owned I usually just changed the blades, cleaned the windows and it stopped. But these are new blades, if fact two sets of new blades. Even the dealer said that this should not be happening. He gave me some instructions which I followed as stated in my previous post.

    I hope this makes it easier to understand.
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    So there's one or two things happening- the wiper blades are dragging along a windshield that has a surface like sandpaper, or the blades have something applied to them that is deteriorating or "melting" them/destroying the molecular bonds and rubbing the windshield the rubber just smears. Any other guesses?

    Test time? Try waxing your windshield with an auto wax, like turtle wax, nothing exotic, just auto wax- and do a good job. It'll leave a wax film as well as fill in all the imperfections on the glass and leave a slick surface. Skip the rain-x this time as a test. Install new wiper refills. Send me a check.

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