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    Question Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    Guys, there is one query that troubled me for some time and hope experts here can help me.

    1) Should the front windscreen polished with wax?

    2) If it is polished with wax on the windscreen surface, will the wiper judder after some time?

    3) Is it best for the wiper to work with no-wax glass surface if the answer to question 1 above is "NO"?

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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    1. I don't because for me, it has only led to chatter
    2. ^^^
    3. Get silicone blades.


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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by roushstage2 View Post
    1. I don't because for me, it has only led to chatter
    2. ^^^
    3. Get silicone blades.
    I use silicon blades before and it will also coat the windscreen with silicon, when you wipe with less water, it will judder also.

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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    I tend to use RainX and have not gotten chatter, but some people do. Seems like it is soemthing that must be tried for each car/wiper to see if it works.
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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    I tend to use RainX and have not gotten chatter, but some people do. Seems like it is soemthing that must be tried for each car/wiper to see if it works.
    So anyone know whether the windscreen need to be wax or just plain glass surface without anything so that the wiper can glide smoothly over the windscreen?

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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    I would give claying a try. I have never used a rain-x type product on the exterior glass. However, I have noticed a huge improvement in the glass after claying. I also wipe down the blades each time I wash my vehicle. No chatter, skipping. This combo works well for me.
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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    I'm trying UQD on the glass - so far it's working well. On my car when the windscreen is very clean and with nothing on it, I get a tiny bit of chatter. The UQD stops the chatter, and once it has worn off the chatter returns to the same level as before.

    It's early days yet but my initial impressions of the longevity of the UQD on the glass are positive. We've had a lot of rain here lately and it certainly didn't wear off straight away from the wipers.

    I once tried a standard carnauba based car wax on my windscreen and that DID cause a lot of chatter. However, I have also tried an acrylic sealant, and the sealant was ok - no chatter. (but didn't last long in the rain)

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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by carlover76 View Post
    So anyone know whether the windscreen need to be wax or just plain glass surface without anything so that the wiper can glide smoothly over the windscreen?
    At this time Meguiar's does not offer a product for waxing or treating glass nor do we recommend applying any of our automotive waxes for this purpose.

    Glass is nothing like automotive paints.

    We offer NXT Glass Cleaner and Glass Cleaner/Concentrate in our Professional Detailer Line, but at this time we don't make any kind of wax or sealant to treatment for glass.

    There are other products on the market for this job as someone else mentioned, Rain-X is a mainstream glass treatment that you can find at most automotive stores. Don't know if it will fix the problem you describe but it is an option you can test.

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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    Wax, no way. You can try a chrome / glass polish.

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    Re: Should the windscreen treated with wax?

    Actually what I've found is that the jutter is usually due to cheap wiper blades. I use to get that, and without changing anything but going to Bosch blades, I can now say that my wipers make NO noise, work fine, and we are talking about letting them sit in the SoCal sun for a good 6 months now, and I see no reason why they won't stop working till the end of the year. This is with a waxed window and without.

    I am temped to get some RainX though. The only thing that steers me away is that I have tried their interior fog product and was rather disappointed.

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