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Unread 02-03-2013, 12:38 AM   #2431
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Interesting, does it let air into the system at all when changing it out? I'm so fed up with the dang squeaking noises it makes that ill pony up and replace it. I just left my bleeding tools at home and snapped a bleeder screw off last time I tried to bleed the brakes so I'd like to avoid that until spring if at all possible.
No need to bleed the brakes when changing a booster, just move the mc out of the way for the booster removal installation.

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Unread 02-10-2013, 01:55 PM   #2432
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Finals coming up soon and I've been doing some short trips lately so I took a nice drive out to a spot I like to go to relax and drive around some old farm roads. Not much to my surprise they hadn't been plowed, so it was a nice relaxing cruise and my jeep was just floating over the snow. Last pic is my favorite spot, had to do a bit of hiking but totally worth it. Disclaimer: Low Maintenance roads, its all legal so its one of those things where they'll stay open so long as people don't abuse the privilege of driving on them. This also reminded me how sometimes I wish I had a camera better than my phone. Maybe that will be in the budget soon, knock on wood nothing has really been breaking anymore on my Jeep so I might have some free reign with my wallet.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #2433
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So! This has been pissing me off since the day I bought my jeep, been through several sets of wipers and I've scrubbed the windshield with dish soap once or twice. It always ends up like this again. You get streaking for a good couple seconds after the wiper wipes then it fades away to clear. Anybody know how to get rid of it?!
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Unread 02-19-2013, 06:31 AM   #2434
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Okay so following a couple recommendations online I took a mr clean eraser to the windshields quite vigorously. Guess what, it looks like it may have worked! We had a good bit of rain today and my wipers were working like never before, nice even and smooth wipes. Ill be able to tell for sure tonight though when there is shining light and glare though. I think I'm going to start using a commercial product like rain-x regularly with this "clean slate" so to speak and I think that will help.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #2435
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Skip the Rain-X. Try Aquapel. Works much better and doesn't cause the chatter that Rain-X does. That stuff won't touch my windshield - I just use it on side windows, mirrors, and headlight lenses. Nowhere that a wiper touches.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #2436
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Skip the Rain-X. Try Aquapel. Works much better and doesn't cause the chatter that Rain-X does. That stuff won't touch my windshield - I just use it on side windows, mirrors, and headlight lenses. Nowhere that a wiper touches.
Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like it will be cheaper as well so ill look into it.

Edit: looks like I can buy aquapel at the local Ziebart or for $10 on amazon ill have to check this out later this week.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 06:46 AM   #2437
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I've never heard of that either. I've just waxed the windshield, which is nice, beads and water fly right off. But, it just doesn't work so well when I flip the wipers on. Leaves one big smear of water for a second or two. I do not know what is on the windows but for as long as we have had it, water has beaded and just slid right off.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:27 AM   #2438
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Interesting. I've always waxed the windshield and had no issues with it until recently. The water beads up and rolls right off, and if I turn the wipers on, they work great and are dead silent. Recently though, I've had the same awful streaking as Matt.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:36 AM   #2439
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I still believe that the streaking you all had or have is from hard water. It may not be the wax as much as the washer fluid. I'll spray it heavy and it will wipe off clean but takes a second or two to evaporate off that film it left behind.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:47 AM   #2440
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About once every two months I hit all of my windows with MEK. It removes all of the hard water spots. Just don't get it on the paint...

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Unread 02-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #2441
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You guys all need Nothin's Better. Its a powder hard water stain remover. I do a regular cleaning of the windows, then work this powder in with a damp rag. After a few minutes of rubbing your glass is so clean it starts squeaking under your rag. Literally squeaky clean. After I do the whole windshield I do a rinse, then apply one or two coats of Rain-X following instructions. It usually lasts me a year or more, I'll never venture away from this method. I don't usually have to use my wipers above 20-25 mph

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Unread 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #2442
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I'll definitely have to look into that!
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Unread 02-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #2443
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Sounds solid. I think I might look into ordering a container of the "nothins better" and then treat it with the stuff Richard suggested. As for now though after using just the magic eraser and not treating the windshield, the wipers are literally working amazing.

Michael, come to think of it my wipers actually used to work perfectly until I waxed my windshield one day a couple years ago when I got my WJ. It was amazing for about a week and then it started doing the streaking thing and its never been "right" since. I tend to avoid driving at night in general let alone in inclement weather so I suppose it has never been a pressing issue.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #2444
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I'm going to have to try out the Magic Eraser trick myself. Already have them, and lord knows it rains in WA a lot.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #2445
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I tend to avoid driving at night in general let alone in inclement weather
Now if we invert this, you've got me covered! "Oh, it's dark, 6 inches of snow and blizzarding? I think I'm gonna go for a drive because I'm bored"
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