Questions and Answers on Silicone Wiper Blades
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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