How to prevent ice from forming on cascadia windshield wipers?

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  1. dextrdog

    dextrdog Light Load Member

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    No matter the temp , today it’s 31 and snowing and my left wiper keeps forming ice on it preventing it from clearly wiping. What’s a good temp setting to prevent this? Never had this problem with other trucks....
     
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  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i cannot believe you did not have this problem with other trucks..it's ice, it gets everywhere.

    buy winter wiper blades, and coat the arm with WD 40, try not to get any on the rubber?

    coat the entire metal arm (from the connection at the transmission) with WD 40 as well, or any silicon sprays for that matter.

    some people also recommend pulling down the inside sun visor close to the windshield, to trap air up in there to help the window stay warmer, i never found that to work.
     
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  3. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    If there’s no road spray hitting your windshield try keeping it real cold inside so the snow bounces off your windshield, I used to wear a heavy sweatshirt and a sock cap while driving
     
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    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    If it’s close to the freezing point, lots of heat on the windshield.
    If it’s colder and your going down the highway, no heat on the windshield. The ice will evaporate on its own.
    Winter blades help. I found that the factory blades are too long 24-26”?) I went down to 20” blades , that helps the wiper cut through the snow better.
     
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  5. dextrdog

    dextrdog Light Load Member

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    Man I wish my blades were longer. I’m 6’4 and if it’s snowing or raining I have to sit low otherwise I can’t see
     
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  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    but then, you get to use a taller shifter, and fingerless gloves, and dark mirrored sunglasses..>!!!!!
     
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  7. Studebaker Hawk

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    Welcome to Freightliner World of nice weather driving. Been battling this for 20 years in my Argosy, Century Class platform.
    And has been expressed, an industry wide issue.
    Smaller winter blades, bend the arm so more spring pressure is applied, as much heat as you can direct, except in dry snow conditions.
    Stop if needed and break the stuff off, pro active helps,soon as it appears the conditions are ripe, start the checklist.
     
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  8. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    The best way I've found is to never drive north of the I-10 in winter. Works like a charm. :cool:
     
  9. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Light Load Member

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    I use the winter RainX wiper fluid. Pretty good at melting the snow to a certain point. Around the negatives it’s smudges more than clears though.
     
  10. dextrdog

    dextrdog Light Load Member

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    Hell yea! Hahah
     
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