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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-03-2018, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if the windscreen wipers on my Sprint GT can be improved to a modern standard, in most modern cars there is the intermittent first and second position on the column stalk I wonder if this could be integrated in to my car? Anyone made this mod? What about the wiper mechanics can this be improved?
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I was wondering if the windscreen wipers on my Sprint GT can be improved to a modern standard, in most modern cars there is the intermittent first and second position on the column stalk I wonder if this could be integrated in to my car? Anyone made this mod? What about the wiper mechanics can this be improved?
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Have you serviced the wiper motor, and the arm assy. My 64 Sprint wiper motor was caked with grease that turned into wax. Huge improvement ...for the few times it is driven in rain.

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Adding an intermittent function has been done by somebody here.
A search on Google: "Alfabb intermittent wipers modification" turns a discussion up.
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That would be here. http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/gt-1...ification.html
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Living in Vancouver one experiences a fair amount of rain.
On my first Super, a two-speed switch was wired in, such that it changed the rate at which the wipers moved.
Fast or slow. And the latter was better than the intermittent control.
Have always had the intermittent wipers on my DDs since and never really liked them.

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Thanks folks for your comments, some good knowledge here, I am going to overhaul the wiper motor as Tom suggested and consider the pro's and con's after the things is tested on the road.
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PIAA makes a good wiper blade of a certain rubber. That with a compound included treats the windscreen such that the water beads up and flows off. Much better than "RainEX".
Bought one 22-inch blade, took the rubber out and cut it in half.
Fed each into the original blade holders.
Worked V. well.

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PIAA makes a good wiper blade of a certain rubber. That with a compound included treats the windscreen such that the water beads up and flows off. Much better than "RainEX".
Bought one 22-inch blade, took the rubber out and cut it in half.
Fed each into the original blade holders.
Worked V. well.
Could you post the link to the blade your referring to??? Thanks

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PIAA 95055 Super Silicone Blade 22-inches long.
Gives two blades 11-inches long.
Ebay or Amazon

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Hi Bob

really appreciate the name of this compound "....a compound included treats the windscreen....."

I use Rainex but not entirely satisfied with it, an alternative improvement would be good to know. I presume available separately?

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I think it is a silicon compound. With the new blade, there is a tube of the stuff and it is applied to the clean windshield. Then the wipers are run for a few minutes so that both the glass and wipers are "happy" with each other.
RainEx is seen to streak when it is dark and raining.
The PIAA treatment does not.

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Hi Rob

Thanks for that.....one answer then generates three questions!

How long does each application of the silicone last or I guess I am asking how long does the tube last?

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I can't remember. At one time I had three Alfas and my DD with it.
But it was worth the effort.
I did try to find if I could get the compound. It was like a gel.

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Thanks....really helpful; good to learn something new!

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