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JONNYCHIRO 05-22-2012 02:32 PM

Sucky Wipers
 
You guys notice the wipers kinda blow?

They don't do such a great job with their wiping task...

TopDownInFL 05-22-2012 02:45 PM

Agreed.

JONNYCHIRO 05-22-2012 02:54 PM

Seems like years back they were amazing. Not these.

southern6er22 05-22-2012 03:27 PM

Really? I thought they were pretty good and really quiet. I suppose they could be slightly faster at the quickest setting.

JONNYCHIRO 05-22-2012 04:26 PM

No they're quiet. They just make a mess and they don't make as clean a pass as others.

Itinj6 05-22-2012 04:28 PM

Mine are good on the up wipe but then they schmear the water on the down wipe.

I been meaning to go to service and demand that they replace the wiper blades.

I thought I was the only one

XZLR8 05-22-2012 04:32 PM

I had the "schmear" problem on my first car, too. (I think we even had a thread about this once?) Don't know about the new car yet.

JONNYCHIRO 05-22-2012 04:38 PM

Yeah. Definitely a schmear. Good call.

southern6er22 05-22-2012 04:44 PM

Why does schmear sound dirty when Jonny says it?

XZLR8 05-22-2012 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by southern6er22 (Post 6850775)
Why does schmear sound dirty when Jonny says it?

Because you know damn well he's licking his lips when he says it. All sexy like.

jettie1767 05-22-2012 05:27 PM

I've never used mine because I never take it out in the rain...LOL!

JONNYCHIRO 05-22-2012 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by southern6er22 (Post 6850775)
Why does schmear sound dirty when Jonny says it?

Try reading it w your pants on. ;)


Itinj will back me up. In NYC the term"schmear" is used by everyone...

Grandmas especially ask for a big schmear of cream cheese on their bagel.

southern6er22 05-22-2012 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JONNYCHIRO (Post 6850919)
Try reading it w your pants on. ;)


Itinj will back me up. In NYC the term"schmear" is used by everyone...

Grandmas especially ask for a big schmear of cream cheese on their bagel.

Haha. I'd be so out of place in NYC it's not even funny.

JONNYCHIRO 05-22-2012 06:22 PM

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From Urban Dictionary.

Haha;);):)

southern6er22 05-22-2012 06:36 PM

I feel so educated now :D

Itinj6 05-22-2012 09:54 PM

Also Southern, one piece of pizza is a "slice" and the whole thing is a "pie"

"Lemme get a slice and a Snapple"

"I'll take a pepperoni pie"

And yes... "schmear" is very common in NYC

Hofstet 05-23-2012 03:22 AM

I applied a product called Aquapel to my windshield. It really seems to work well at displacing water and one application is supposed to be good for 6 months. I bought it from Tire Rack, but it's also available from Autogeek.

pan 05-23-2012 07:11 AM

One rain storm and a schmear on the down wipe. Disappointed but glad it doesn't rain much here.

XZLR8 05-23-2012 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hofstet (Post 6851517)
I applied a product called Aquapel to my windshield. It really seems to work well at displacing water and one application is supposed to be good for 6 months. I bought it from Tire Rack, but it's also available from Autogeek.

Thanks for the tip. I may give it a try.

JONNYCHIRO 05-23-2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XZLR8 (Post 6851790)
Thanks for the tip. I may give it a try.

May try the tip but I'm definitely getting dealership to new blades. These suck.

They also streak the side of the car w just a pass of cleaner fluid/wiper.

It's silly.

hammadurb 05-28-2012 04:31 PM

Today was my first experience with the wipers in a torrential downpour and I am very unhappy. In the 7, if you were going faster than 75mph, the rain would just slide up the windshield. For the most part, the wipers were not necessary. This was the case in all previous 7's and not just F02. Today, in the 650, the water was stationary on the windshield and I had to turn the wipers on. Even after that, it was still very hard to see when it was raining very hard. Once the rain calmed down, the wiper was able to make clean passes and visibility was better.

XZLR8 05-28-2012 04:43 PM

I wonder what the deal is... just bad blades or something more?

Itinj6 05-28-2012 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XZLR8 (Post 6861640)
I wonder what the deal is... just bad blades or something more?

Besides the blades sucking, I don't even think they're fast enough in heavy rain either (highest setting).

southern6er22 05-28-2012 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Itinj6 (Post 6862040)
Besides the blades sucking, I don't even think they're fast enough in heavy rain either (highest setting).

+1. I ran into this last weekend when the rain was coming down like crazy. I typically just hit auto, but they seemed a bit slow, so I tried to turn them faster and nothing happened.

thom.one.two 05-28-2012 10:10 PM

Agree with everyone on this thread. The wipers suck really bad. My last 6's wipers were amazing and I never changed them. These always look like bugs are stuck under them as they don't clean evenly.

I'm with Jonny. I'm gonna ask for some new ones.

I think they changed suppliers and the quality of the blades went down.


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