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Old 05-31-2018, 07:39 PM   #21
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They do stock only Motorcraft in Canada.

Go to the part department and says you want to order the part number I/you posted. Make sure when you go pick it up it says that on the package.
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I'll be sure to do that. Thanks for the help!
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Anybody have the part number for the rear blade for the mk3.5 (not sure if it’s different from the mk3)?
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:56 PM   #23
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I owned a 2012 MK3 Focus with them. Right off I used Rain X liquid on the windows and solved and chatter of OEM wipers.
17,000 mi 3 years no problem.
Bought 2014 ST same wipers, Use Rain X in this car too.
Never a problem 3 and 1/2 years, 29,000 miles happy with original wipers still.
When I use the Rain X, I also carefully wipe the working surface of the blades using Rain X on a napkin, Clean off the dirt!
Still work like new!

Rain X ROCKS!!!!

The one complaint I hear is fogging. The wiper runs and a fog like smear on the glass. I agree that is BAD. The problem occurs because there is grease or oil on the glass UNDER the Rain X.
Solution is way more Rain X and a lot of hard rubbing to remove the greasy film.
Or use something chemical to remove the film before using the Rain X.
Once you got the Rain X direct on the glass, no more fog, ever.
Rain-x blades FTW! replaced my Motocraft blades with Rain-x ones and love them. They work fantastic though after 4 months they are getting beat up and my TireRack windshield banner hasn't helped.

My rear wiper is Michelin branded and I am curious if they make front wipers for the Focus. I has Michelin wipers on my old Focus and they lasted 2 years and never chattered even at high speeds.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:48 PM   #24
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It actually does, a very good product.

Road film removes instantly using fuel to do it, just avoid the paint. All I've ever used. Ethanol in the fuel lets the fuel wash off with water now.
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:01 AM   #25
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There's a difference between Ford wiper blades and Motorcraft? What would the default be at the dealership?
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:42 AM   #26
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I’ve been polishing my windshields for years with Bon Ami 1886 Formula powder. Keeps the windshield smooth and free of contaminates that can cause chatter. The stuff is even referred to specifically in a factory BMW service bulletin about chattering wipers.

The 1886 Formula is hard to find, but I get it at little independent hardware stores locally.

Or:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000B...rb_top?ie=UTF8

I usually wipe down with a tar and adhesive remover first.
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:52 AM   #27
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120,000 miles on my car and I am just now replacing my wiper blades. I think the blades are awesome. I haven't had to replace my head lights or fog lights yet either. Amazing.
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The OEM Ford blades are just fine...never had issues. Get them on Amazon. #2802 d. side. #2803 p. side. #1204 rear. I have used Rain-X with mixed success. I think the key is to closely follow their application directions (duh right?) including if necessary, preparing the surface with their Extreme Clean glass polish to remove all crap. I have had Rain-X cause incredible chattering on our VW and stopped using it b/c of this but honestly, likely due to not prepping correctly. Doing this even if you don't use Rain-X is probably a great idea to promote good wiper performance.
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I've been using a set of Bosch blades that I bought at AutoZone 2 years ago. I only have problems with squeaking when my windshield gets too greasy. When was the last time you really deep cleaned your windshield?
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"Motorcraft" IS Ford.
Motorcraft is Ford's name for it's OEM replacement parts business.
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