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Thread: Question for 2019 CX-5 owners about wipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX5Nut View Post
    Also, after cleaning with widex as you did, apply rain-X on a reg basis. It will keep wipers running smooth! Been doing it for years.
    I've been using Rain-X for years as well. Love the stuff.
    Just before a long trip, I always retreat my windshield. I can run through a rainstorm and never turn on the wipers afterwards.
    It's also great up here in winters. Ice and snow slide off a lot easier.

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    I initially had this issue on the 17. I used Scheibenklar.

    https://www.autogeek.net/einszett-windscreen-clear.html

    This is a strong glass cleaner. I used it full strength to not only clean the windshield but also the wiper blades. They had some kind of black residue that came off during the process.

    The end result is a streak free windshield and smooth operation of the wipers.

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    Had the same issue(juddering) last night after taking the car through my other car-wash(Saturday) that I have used for over a decade. I'm wondering if it's the car wash or my wiper blades have a bad design. I just cleaned them again with Rain-X so I'll see if that helps.

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    I had a similar issue recently when I did a deep detail on the exterior. All sorts of stuff got rinsed (or over-sprayed) onto the windshield: soap, Iron-X, claybar lube, polish, wax. Then my wipers shuddered, too.

    They never shuddered before. I had to use a nylon scrub pad and lots of Windex to get the crud off. Took several iterations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX5Nut View Post
    Also, after cleaning with widex as you did, apply rain-X on a reg basis. It will keep wipers running smooth! Been doing it for years.
    Rain-X made mine bounce and dance. Horrible. Stopped using it and I just use Turtle Wax Shine n Seal. it works better, lasts longer, and no dancing wipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    Rain-X made mine bounce and dance. Horrible. Stopped using it and I just use Turtle Wax Shine n Seal. it works better, lasts longer, and no dancing wipers.
    Same - I had the exact same experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    Rain-X made mine bounce and dance. Horrible. Stopped using it and I just use Turtle Wax Shine n Seal. it works better, lasts longer, and no dancing wipers.
    That's interesting. I have a Reserve and the Rain-X works fine for me. Now, I'm retired so have not been forced to drive in inclement weather, but I've been through a few rainstorms (and a number of uses of the wiper washer fluid) without problem.

    I used Ice/Seal/Snine on my car as the final finish recently. I never gave thought to putting it on the windshield. I guess the upside would be that Rain-X is definitely not good for your finish. The Turtle Wax certainly does not have that issue.

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