[HCV 19] Honda Clarity: Windshield Wiper Blade Performance FIX: Replacing VS Cleaning.

So many Honda Clarity owners has complained about bad windshield wiper performance. Its either bad wiper blades or it needs cleaning. I have been using Rain X (https://amzn.to/2vKe9Lv )since I bought my 2018 Honda Clarity and never noticed it until my last week when it rained. And the Rain X, wore off. Rather than applying another coat for the season, i wanted to fix the wiper performance issue. Of my 3 Hondas and Chevy Volt, the Honda Clarity was the only one with this issue.

To find out if its the wiper blade or the design. I cleaned both wipers with rubbing alcohol and rinsed them off. For control, I left the original passenger side Honda wipers on. I replaced my driver side wiper blade with a new Michelin Guardian wiper blade 26 inch ( https://amzn.to/2UjgaIy ) i got from Costco during a sale a few months ago.

I cleaned the exterior of the windshield with rubbing alcohol 50% (https://amzn.to/2GMBQoq ) on a microfiber cloth ( https://amzn.to/3b6Qp4q ) to remove any grease or residue. I could have just applied more Rain X but that would not have solved the problem any more.

After driving through wet fog and using the windshield wipers the driver side was clearer with out marring. We will need to see how long the blades last. It seems like the Honda wiper arms are applying enough pressure but the rubber may be leaving a residue. So the cleaning with rubbing Alcohol may just fix this, but having a pair of replacement wipers help.

My 2017 Chevy Volt uses the same wiper blades for over 3 years now and its been great. Even with the pressure against the window. So perhaps the Honda Clarity got some bad rubber. I dont know.

For the windshield fluid reservoir, its small so i carry a bottle of distilled water with me in case i run out of wiper fluid.

Stay tuned for a future update!

Honda Clarity Vlog : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgrMhCGsZ9-MbJyxtbsTAVM7
Honda Clarity Tips : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgrt0lGwV60TxkKDXD6FApXX
Chevy Volt Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgr1sBSRtccywl7p3tEdfGHT

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