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Old 03-29-2005, 08:27 PM   #1
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Wiper insert tips from Honda

Windshield Wiper Blade Care and Replacement
A buildup of road film, oil, or grease on the
windshield or the wiper blades can cause the
wiper blades to smear, streak, or chatter when
being used. If your customers complain of this
problem, and their wiper blades are less than
6 months old, try doing this before you replace
the blades:
• Use Glass Cleaner (P/N 08732-0050,
H/C 7646573) or equivalent, to thoroughly
clean the windshield. Make sure you clean it
well enough so that water slides off of it, not
just beads up.
• Use Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner &
Antifreeze (P/N 08798-9025, H/C 6864045)
straight from the bottle on a soft cloth to clean
the wiper blades. This stuff contains a wetting
agent that conditions the blade rubber.
If the wiper blades still smear, streak, or chatter
after you’ve cleaned the windshield and the
blades, then blade replacement is in order. Make
sure you install the rails from the old blades on
the new blades like this:
If the old rails are curved:
• Install them on the new driver’s-side wiper
blade with the ends bowing away from the
windshield. This makes the blade press harder
against the middle of the windshield,
providing a clear center of vision for the driver.
• Install them on the new passenger’s side wiper
blade with the ends bowing toward the
windshield. This makes the blade press harder
against the edges of the windshield to clear off
any water at the upper and lower ends of each
wiper pass.
If the old rails lie flat:
Install them on either new wiper blade.
If one of the new wiper blades is shorter than the
other (this is common on many vehicles), just
install the shorter blade on the driver’s side.
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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Re: Wiper insert tips from Honda

thanks for posting these lars!
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