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Model X windshield wiper replacement blades?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by madodel, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    I see lots of complaints about the wiper blades in the Model S, but nothing so far about the Model X. So far in rain they are smeary, which is disappointing for a brand new car. But worse is action in snow. Today we had a few inches of fine snow and the blades left streaks of snow on the windshield. I used the fluid spray but it hit too high and wouldn't clear the bottom half of the windshield, and even with the top part I had to push multiple times as a lot of the spray goes up the windshield before the wiper can swipe over it. Eventually using the defroster and a lot of wiper fluid cleared the windshield but by then I was almost home. May in part be my fault as I didn't think to turn on the wiper heat until I was having the problem. I see in the Model S threads that the fluid jets can be aligned better which would help, but the wiper blades seem so thin. Anyone know if there are better replacement wiper blades? I see no mention of sizes in the manual and Amazon says the much praised Model S recommended Bosch Icon replacement blades are not for the Model X.
     
  2. ptsagcy

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    Hi madodel - I've found that wiper blades often get glazed and rubbing them with a scrubbee or sandpaper (lightly) revives them. It's also possible that they accumulated a little ice and that will definitely cause streaking and skipping. Picking mine up tomorrow.
     
  3. shelbri

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    I've wiped with rubbing alcohol to revive streaking blades. I've never tried sandpaper.
     
  4. Aljohn

    Aljohn Member

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    It is a new Windshield.... and thee wiper area is most like 'rough' Try RainEx on the Windshield. I may help quit a bit.
     

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