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

  • TOOLKIT IN A CAN: This multi-purpose lubricant is truly a “toolkit in a can”. Harness the power of WD-40 Multi-Use Product as you get every job done with ease. This formula has been around for over 65 years and has proven effective for over 2,000 different uses
  • 8” FLEXIBLE STRAW: This straw bends and keeps its shape allowing you to get into those hard-to-reach spaces. The straw sprays two ways. Flip it up for stream, or down for spray as you solve problems, one project at a time
  • ONE FORMULA. FIVE FUNCTIONS: WD-40 Multi-Use Product offers one formula with five functions. It lubricates, penetrates, protects, removes, and displaces moisture. WD-40 Multi-Use Product doesn’t use silicone, kerosene, water, graphite, or chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • THOUSANDS OF WAYS TO LUBRICATE: This lubricating spray can be used on alloy wheels, engines, hedge trimmers, hinges, bikes, and all the nuts and bolts you throw its way. The flexible straw accesses hard to reach places as the deep penetrating oil makes life easier
  • SAFE FOR ALMOST ANYTHING: WD-40 Multi-Use Product is safe on rubber, metal, wood, and most plastics (avoid use on polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic). Use it on your bike to prevent rust or prevent mud from sticking, or on sports equipment like golf clubs and metal baseball bats
New From:$11.98 ($0.71 / 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:$9.17 ($1.53 / Ounce) In Stock

WD-40 Silicone Spray:

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:$6.11 ($0.60 / Ounce) In Stock

Glass Cleaner used in this tutorial:

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

  • RESIDUE FREE: The Invisible Glass formula contains no streaky soaps, scents, or dyes leaving absolutely ZERO residue on your glass. Your glass will be so clean you will think it is invisible.
  • AMMONIA-FREE: This unique formula contains no ammonia, so it’s perfect for use on tinted and non-tinted glass.
  • CONVENIENT SPRAY BOTTLE: This 22-Ounce trigger spray bottle makes it easy to squeeze out every drop of glass cleaner for a brilliant shine on all glass surfaces in your car, truck, boat and RV. Perfect for use at home and the office too.
  • SURFACES: Easily remove dirt, pet slobber, grease, fingerprints, sap, and more from glass surfaces such as windshields, windows, and mirrors.
  • MADE IN USA: Proudly American-made, you can trust the quality and superior formula of this glass cleaner and window spray. It’s the best super window cleaner you can buy.
  • Includes two 22-ounce bottles
New From:$9.98 ($0.23 / Fl Oz) In Stock