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1 minute ago, petitepedal said:

Does anyone make heated windshield wipers :dontknow:. Defrost on high window open so I can breathe....still can't keep up with the ice forming on the wipers

Open the window - reach out and snap the wiper at it's apex.  Not recommended at highway speeds.

Or attach a Bernzomatic torch to the wiper.

 

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There are wipers made especially for ice and snow but they aren't heated. I have seen devices that heat the windshield washer fluid, but putting hot water on cold glass seems risky to me.

Have you changed your cabin air filter in the last 15K miles? A clogged filter might restrict the defroster.

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4 minutes ago, team scooter said:

Another life lesson learned from the best movie ever. :nodhead:

elwood.jpg

I definitely don't remember that scene in Star Wars!  Are you remembering correctly? Or is that from some special edition George Lucas remastering of the epic?

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13 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

Open the window - reach out and snap the wiper at it's apex.  Not recommended at highway speeds.

That is a tricky maneuver, but when it works it's very satisfying.

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1 minute ago, jsharr said:

No offense, but what does a Texan know about these sorts of things? Two folks who shouldn't weigh in on this are YOU and @shootingstar.

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2 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

No offense, but what does a Texan know about these sorts of things? Two folks who shouldn't weigh in on this are YOU and @shootingstar.

BAM.  The n00b finally makes some sense.

 

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2 minutes ago, Scrapr said:

Yes! I hate to be 1% on all of you though. My Volvo has heated steering wheel heated windshield and heated wiper blades. I think the washer fluid is too

insert pinky finger extended while sipping hot black coffee

Heck, in Hawaii, no one needs any of that nonsense.  Just a good cabin air filter for when the convertible top is up.

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1 hour ago, JerrySTL said:

There are wipers made especially for ice and snow but they aren't heated. I have seen devices that heat the windshield washer fluid, but putting hot water on cold glass seems risky to me.

Have you changed your cabin air filter in the last 15K miles? A clogged filter might restrict the defroster.

Naw, we throw big pots of hot water on the windshield all the time.

But thanks for the air filter idea, I didn't even know it had one. Then again, maybe it doesn't, but I'll check it out.

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19 minutes ago, Scrapr said:

Yes! I hate to be 1% on all of you though. My Volvo has heated steering wheel heated windshield and heated wiper blades. I think the washer fluid is too

insert pinky finger extended while sipping hot black coffee (from McDonald's because it's a $1)

My OG Chrysler 300 has heated steering wheel, seats, side mirrors, and heated rear window.  Front is just forced air defrost.  No heated wipers.

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2 hours ago, Page Turner said:

...this thread reminds me of the big blizzard of '86.  I wuz drivin' a 8 horse team for the Overland Stage Company, and the horses' eyelids kept freezin' shut.  Damn, that takes me back. :DeadHorse:

Through Indian territory?  Did you turn around before Deadwood?  

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3 hours ago, Scrapr said:

Yes! I hate to be 1% on all of you though. My Volvo has heated steering wheel heated windshield and heated wiper blades. I think the washer fluid is too

insert pinky finger extended while sipping hot black coffee (from McDonald's because it's a $1)

Gear snob.

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2 hours ago, maddmaxx said:

Gear snob.

But the MCD coffee makes me a man of the people. I should have asked for "Senior" coffee...only 25 cents!

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3 minutes ago, RalphWaldoMooseworth said:

No shit!  How old do you have to be? :D

Senior minds want to know........I'm pretty sure I qualify for this previously unknown aarp benefit.

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I don't think they  ID. Maybe go to the old folks home & lift a wallet

just ask for a Senior coffee. At the MCD by the office there at at least 10 Seniors all drinking Senior coffee. Some go get refills. I think refills are free, but not sure

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