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    Annoying wipers.

    Can someone help, I have the world's most annoying wipers. On the up stroke they make that squeaky grinding sound (like when you rub your finger on a wet mirror). I have genuine aero wipers on that are a year old, I use screen wash in the correct quantities, keep the windscreen clean (slightly OCD about that), the windscreen is 3months old and I have thoroughly taken apart and re-greased my wiper mechanism in June.

    It's doing my head in and I'm out of ideas? Should I bend the arms one way or the other by a few mm? Or is it new blades time?

    Any ideas chaps?
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    Has the screen be degreased? Some people clay them to get them clean.
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    Hmmm... no. I am at work at the moment, but will give that a go as soon as I get home. Never thought of that, thanks!!
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    Hmmm... Initial results are mixed. It wipes much quieter, but seems to jump across the screen now!
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    Did you degrease the blades too?
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    Ahh, probably not! I just sprayed them and ave them a good wiper with a cloth. Should I try and clay them too?
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    Lol I'm not sure how you'd go about claying them!

    A wipe with a cloth with some spirit on should do it.
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    I used window cleaner on a cloth and gave it a wipe. Maybe I'll go and try some spirit, sounds a bit more 'hardcore.'

    I think claying the wiper blades may count as OCD?
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    change the blades
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    I think I found what it was. It was the drivers side wiper making the noise. When I took it off to put white spirit on it, there's a little bit of plastic on the end of the stalk that's designed to swivel and let the wiper blade move +/- a few degrees as it wipes. It was all gunked up and I could barely move it. After a few seconds of wiggling pressure, I managed to get it free - gave it a good clean (with an old electric toothbrush head), greased it and... silent wipers!
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