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Old 06-08-2010, 12:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
On my cars drops just sit there still in the bottom 1/4-1/3 of the windshield while on the upper part they blow away.
This is because Frank Lee refuses to remove his wipers because of the bubble.
just picking on you; I saw the thread and knew it was one of your favorite arguments about the rain so I had to verify that you said it. I agree with you though; not much air movement there. My car has some; I did remove one wiper and place the other one as low as possible on the glass, and the drops from the bottom 1/4 of the windshield do move upward. Just not as fast as those above.
Your note about the valve cap made me remember; I took a student's keys to him after school one day; he left them in my classroom and when I called his mom at work, she said he would be locked out for hours before she returned. I got there and found they were not in my pocket; I turned to return to look in my car and saw them on the rear deck of the car; I had left them on the roof and luckily they slid down the back window and caught in the trunk for 5 miles. Next time I agree it's safer to leave them in the windshield bubble; fairly slow moving air.

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Old 06-08-2010, 01:24 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have tried the same raindrop thing with no wipers and with one wiper. I've also tried it with a nicely radiussed cowl filler panel, which of course did nothing but prevent me from installing the wipers.

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Rain makes no difference with my wiper cover. However without the cover, all the morning dew burns off with the wind. With the cover, the lower half or so of the windshield won't clear unless I turn on the wipers.

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Old 06-16-2010, 07:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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interestin, I would have though increasing the radius of the sharp transition between the hood and windshield would have made a difference.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi all newbe here first post dont want to rock boat by changing direction BUT what happens if u make wipers park in up position rather than down
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Even though my hood/windshield angle is similar to the middle of those 3 drawings, two things told me that my wipers were in the windstream. They would occasionally snare a large insect, such as a dragonfly, and when I drove in thick fog, moisture would deposit on my lower windshield in a pattern copying the metal structural elements of my wiper blade holders (i.e. the areas downstream of the metal wiper support elements had no moisture deposits, whereas the areas downstream of the open gaps between these elements were heavily coated).

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