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Have you replaced just the rubber, or the entire blade? For the blade,
what brand? Use a quality brand and make certain it's securely mounted.
Some generic blades have sloppy mounts designed to fit a huge number of
vehicles. You may even want to consider factory original blades from the
dealer, despite the cost.
Ideally, there should be NO coatings on the windshield. Those anti-fog
coatings usually make things worse. One way to really clean it is to use
Bon-Ami, which is a very soft cleanser that will scrape off gunk without
scratching the glass.
Basically, water should form a sheet on glass, not bead up.
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