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post #1 of 13 Old 01-20-2011, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Decrease Ice And Snow Buildup On Windshield Wipers

For those of you that drive in the snow you know what I mean when I say that Jeepís (CJ YJ TJ LJ) flat windshield is not snow friendly. The snow splats instead of aerodynamically blowing over it. Then the wiper blades start to get ice buildup stuck to them and next thing you know you have to stop and slap the snow and ice off of the blades.

I removed my wiper blades at the base (splined end) and moved them one notch on the spine, which moves them higher on the windshield. The driverís side is now in the path of the defroster and at city speeds it keeps the snow off of the blade for at least 4 to 5 times longer. (Havenít tested at highway speeds yet) This doesnít help the passenger because there is no defrost vent blowing on that wiper.

This is a major improvement at zero cost.


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post #2 of 13 Old 01-20-2011, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the tip. I will go try it tonight. I live 18 miles from my job. So we are getting a storm now. I had to pull over 3 times tonight to "slap" the wipers and scrape the ice off the blades.

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Here is another trick for keeping ice from building up is silicon spray on the wiper blade. Just protect the windshield from over spray. Do not ask I found out about that the hard way.

A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
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Ive had great luck with spraying it down with rain-x. I do the same with my glass and I never have to scrape ice and the snow just falls right off. Very hassle free and cheap too.
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-27-2011, 11:42 AM
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waxing the windshield and spraying the silicon on the blades really helps along with the spline adjustment. also if you have those small pits in the glass the wax eliminates alot of them.
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What is snow?

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What is snow?
Come to the north you will findout. You guy that live out on the west coast miss a lot of fun. NOT!

A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
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What is snow?
I'm so jealous of that question. lol

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-29-2011, 12:50 PM
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I would also like to know what the snow is and rust? What is this rust everyone speaks of??
Snow is fun! Rust, not so much so...

A week or two back, a buddy of my advised the WK wipers also has a design flaw for just this reason - blades are too low in relation to defroster vents and the wipers collect freezing run-off. Snow predicted on Monday... Time to get out the rain-ex bottle to try first... Thanks!

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Sounds like a pretty good idea, might have to try it since they are forecasting another big storm next week for nj.
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My original wiper arms were starting to feel weak so I put two new wiper arms on. The additonal pressure on the glass if very noticable. Autozone part #42591. Next time it snows I will give them the test.



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I was just driving in the snow today and thought it was a dumb design that the defroster doesn't blow near or on the wiper blades. I think every car I've owned the defroster hits the glass right at the blades and aides in thawing them out.

Great idea on kicking the arms up a notch. BAM! You're like the Emeril Legasse of the Jeep world now, haha.
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