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Greeting my fellow XBers. I have a question. I like the rear window wiper feature, but I notice a design flaw. When the washer fluid sprays on the back window and the wiper is being used, all that fluid being wiped off just goes down the back of the XB and it sucks when it leaves huge water mark stains over my polished shinny paint. Is there like a tray or something you can put right below the wiper so that the extra dirty washer fluid can drip off somewhere else besides the back door?
 

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XBinRochester said:
You want a gutter?
Thats a good one. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 

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You could just delete the rear wiper, like me. :naughty:
 

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Well I would like to keep it, but yea seriously does anyone sell anything like that?
 

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I wish they made something to fix this... It bugs me too. I don't know how they would fix that though. Maybe you could just turn the rear window wiper on and then time the spray better so the wiper gets it on the way back down instead of up.
 

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i plan on taking mine off soon. i went all winter without using it. i use rain-x after every wash and that keeps the rear window fairly clean. in my opinion the addition of a gutter of any type would be a lot more unsightly than the washer run off.
 

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The airflow or lack of it at the rear part of a vehicle or boat is called station wagon effect. Just a a kyaker can hold position behind a rock in the river rapids the air at the rear is stationaiy, unless deflected to combat this effect.

I don't think the Scion rear sport deflector combats this as well as some other type of rear delectors but not as stylish to downright ugly.
The dirt/washer fluid mess is the same pretty much for all station wagon style SUV's and mini wagons.. I can live with the wiper mess because I'drather see behind me than worry about the messy rear hatch. I'll try the Rain-X approach and see if I can tell a diference.
 

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I have the spoiler and it does keep the rear window cleaner then before I had the spoiler. Seemed I was cleaning the rear window every three days. I installed the spoiler and I only clean the rear window when I wash the car. I have only used the rear wiper once since the install.
 

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Like an idiot, I hit the rear wiper every time I try to clean the front window. I have had my xb for 7 months now and still cant get the hang of it :p
 

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I have the spoiler and it does keep the rear window cleaner then before I had the spoiler. Seemed I was cleaning the rear window every three days. I installed the spoiler and I only clean the rear window when I wash the car. I have only used the rear wiper once since the install.
Went to a hobby shop today and spoke to another Blk Box owner who has the rear spoiler and fog lights which my Box dosn't yet. Asked him if the spoiler helped and he said-not much. But we both agree it makes it look cooler.Of course we live in a messy part of the country, winter,-salted roads and general spring road grime that dosn't help keep our Scions clean. When I was in Florida my box stayed much cleaner-longer. Don't know where you hail from but that maybe a factor.
Also, seeing how the spoiler is an aftermarket add by the dealer, and it is adhered by adhesive rather than set bolt patterns it might be possible your is up higher than his and catches the airfloww more effectivly. Even with templates there is always the human factor.
 

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Having just finished a 7000 mile road trip including the last four days driving in rain and drizzle, I can attest to the value of the rear wiper/washer. However, whenever I used the rear wiper, the xB was so dirty, any drips weren't noticeable. I use spray glass cleaner and paper towels when the Silver Brick isn't dirty (which is most of the time).
 

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(mod edit: fixed quote, to make more readable)
Also, seeing how the spoiler is an aftermarket add by the dealer, and it is adhered by adhesive rather than set bolt patterns it might be possible your is up higher than his and catches the airfloww more effectivly. Even with templates there is always the human factor.
I bought my spoiler from the dealer and mounted it myself.  Had to drill four holes to mount it along with the adhesive tape.  I live 50 miles east of NYC so the roads get the same sand salt treatment.  Who knows if it catches the airflow better, all I know is the rear window is much cleaner with the spoiler than without it.
 

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I stand corrected, I thought (first mistake) there was no drilling. So as Rosanne Rosanna Danna use to say- Never mind--- :dontgetit:

Welcome back Silver Brick
 

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You could put a clear or black piece of rubber at the bottom of the window to divert the water to the sides of the hatch. It could work, I don't know how well, though.
 
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