How To Fix Streaking Windshield Wiper Blades Like New in 30 Seconds

Windshield Wiper Blades

Renewing your windshield wipers is an easy DIY job and not only restores old wiper blades but also helps new wiper blades last much longer on your car or truck.

Silver Cymbal demonstrates how to make old windshield wiper blades like new again using things you probably already have at home. The process is quick, easy, actually works and anyone can do it…

Editor’s Note:

For best results and full benefit for your efforts, we recommend using a silicone spray instead of WD-40 (although the WD-40 brand does have a silicone version) as silicone is regularly recommended for rejuvenating rubber, and its what we use in our own shop. Silicone will preserve the life of the rubber windshield wiper blades longer.

WD-40 used in this tutorial:

WD-40 Multi-Use Product, EZ-Reach Flexible Straw, 14.4 OZ

  • 8″ flexible straw allows easy application into hard-to-reach spaces
  • Multipurpose formula offers thousands of uses in your home or office
  • Moisture-displacing design eliminates moisture-induced short circuits
  • Corrosion-resistant ingredients protect metals against corrosive elements
  • Advanced design lets you quickly free stuck, frozen or rusted metal parts
New From:$9.78 ($0.58 / Fl Oz) In Stock

WD-40 — Perfect size to keep in the car:

WD-40 Multi-Use Product Handy Can 3 oz (Pack of 2)

  • Silicone-free oil base
  • Penetrates and lubricates
  • Non-conductive
  • Package Dimensions: 5.35 L x 4.96 W x 2.09 H inches
New From:$7.37 ($1.23 / Ounce) In Stock

WD-40 Silicone Spray:

WD-40 Specialist Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant Spray, 11 Ounces (2 Pack)

  • Lubricate, waterproof, and protect metal and non-mental surfaces
  • Smart straw helps you to get into tight spaces
  • Quick-drying formula leaves no sticky residue
  • Protects against oxidation and buildup of rust
  • Use on rubber, vinyl, plastic, or other surfaces
New From:$18.39 In Stock

Recommended Silicone Lubricant:

Permatex 80070 Silicone Spray Lubricant, 10.25 oz. net Aerosol Can

  • Will not mar paint, rubber or plastic surfaces
  • Electrically insulates, lubricates and waterproofs all types of mechanical equipment
  • Coats hinges and channels, preventing locks, doors and windows from binding and squeaking
  • High silicone formula does not attract dust or dirt
  • Protects and renews rubber mountings, bushings and weather stripping
New From:$5.71 In Stock

Glass Cleaner used in this tutorial:

Invisible Glass 92164-2PK 22-Ounce Premium Glass Cleaner and Window Spray for Auto and Home Provides a Streak-Free Shine on Windows, Windshields, and Mirrors is Residue and Ammonia Free and Tint Safe

  • includes two 22-ounce bottles
  • features a residue free formula
  • cleans without streaky residue
  • cleans glass so well, you’ll think it’s invisible
  • safe for use on window tint
  • Fit type: Universal Fit
New From:$13.86 In Stock