Questions and Answers on Silicone Wiper Blades



Questions and Answers on Silicone Wiper Blades

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Silicone wiper blades are getting more and more popular mainly because of the durability advantage over rubber blades .

The use of silicone wiper blades originated in Japan , and currently they are mostly used in Japan and Southeast Asia .


Silicone wiper blades are mainly used to clean the rain and dirt on the front glass of the car to prevent the vision from being blocked when driving .

Silicone wipers are not perfect blades that get rid of all flaws of rubber blades .


Each type of wiper blade has advantages and disadvantages .


Silicone wiper blades are better than rubber in many aspects of wipe performance .

They extend the life of wiper blades by 1.5 times the life of rubber blades . Silicone wipers are also more efficient in driving at a higher speed during heavy rain .



Outstanding characteristics of silicone wiper blades


1. Temperature resistance


Silicone wipers are not only resistant to high temperature, but also low temperature , and can be used in a wide temperature range .

Whether it is chemical properties or physical mechanical properties , the change with temperature is very small .


2. Weather resistance


Not easily decomposed by ultraviolet light and ozone . Silicone has better thermal stability , radiation resistance and weather resistance than other polymer materials .

The service life of the silicone wiper in the natural environment can be up to one year .


The main principle of silicone wiper blades


The principle of the silicone wiper wiper is silicone rubber plus a lubricating coating .

The silicone oil is applied to the windshield through the silicone strip to dry the glass ( that is , the coating ) , which causes the raindrops to roll down on the windshield immediately , which is called the lotus leaf in the industry. Molecular effects . Under normal circumstances , oily glass is not wet .

Japan’s PIAA was the first international company to use silicone material as wiper rubber , but its sales volume has been small .



Below we will answer from the professional point of view of wiper blades


Silicone wiper blade Q & A :


Q : Didn ‘ t see the effect of pulling water right away ?

A: When dry brushing the wiper blade, if there is water on the surface of the glass , the coating effect will be uneven .

Therefore, after washing the car or when installing the wiper in rainy weather, the glass surface is completely dry before the dry brush coating is performed .


Q : Slight jitter ?

A: The stubborn oil stains on the glass surface will destroy the uniform formation of the initial water-repellent coating and affect the effect of rain .


Q : Why do you need to clean up the touch before installing the wiper blades ?

A: If the residual grease on the glass surface will hinder the adhesion of the silica gel solution on the glass surface , if the cleaning work is not perfect , the 100% water repellent effect may not be achieved .


Q : Does the water-repellent coated glass also need to be cleaned  ?

A: There is no need to do coating treatment , just use glass cleaning fluid to clean up the dirt and garbage on the glass surface .

However , if the water-repellent coating on the glass has no effect, please remove the coating .


Q : Can the water repellent effect be achieved immediately ?

A: After the film is removed , the water-repellent effect can be achieved by brushing to the wiper for 3 minutes in the state of removing the film without water .


Q : Can it be used together with water repellents on the market ?

A: It can be used together , the effect is obvious , and the scraping is longer .


Q : Why does the silicone wiper blade have water repellency ?

A: The silicone wiper blade itself has good water repellency .

Silicone wiper blades are made of a special technology car made by injecting this good silicone material into silicone oil .

As long as the wiper is automatically brushed , the silicone oil will automatically seep out of the driving water-repellent film .



How Do I Know What Kind of Windshield Wiper blade I Need ?


Knowing what kind of wiper blades you need is a matter of preference , but there are a few things to keep in mind to help you with your choices .


First of all , know your driving habit .

If you regularly drive at normal speed , or if your regular routes are on dirt roads , then you need the standard rubber blade .

However , if you are a speedy driver cruising highways and interstates , the ideal wiper blade is silicone , which performs better at higher speeds .

Finally , you can choose your wiper blade according to your own needs .


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