Dear V-8 Buick all weather drivers,
As the old saying goes: "It doesn't rain much in California, but when it rains - it pours!" That poses something of a challenge because cars can spend weeks getting dirty and then the wipers really need to perform well. For decades, I had a regime of Rain-X on the windshield glass and silicone lubricant on the rubber of the wiper blades. In recent years, I switched to Aquapel for the two Buicks that are garage kept. Since neither car gets out all that much, one application of Aquapel will last the entire wet season. We have one car that is kept outside and I have been trying to use Rain-X 2 in 2 glass cleaner, but I have trouble avoiding the fogging effect of excessive Rain-X.
Two fellows on the 65GS.com forum use Rain-X on the wiper blade rubber itself. That seemed like a strange idea to me, but might turn out to be very clever. Rain has a line of wiper blades that they claim deposits Rain-X while wiping. So I'm going to run an experiment and see if this works. Another idea that I should have tried but never thought about is using a Teflon based oil like Tri-Flow.
I have done some web searches but not found anything particularly helpful. The only advice I found seems really elementary and dubious. This Wiki-How page is typical:
So what have you guys tried to reduce the chatter of windshield wipers?
A curious mind would like to know!