Does the W212's screen get really grubby all the time?

Sintropy

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This may be a bit of a neophyte question, so apologies in advance.

The W212 ( 2013) seems to love picking up dirt on its windscreen. It's constantly grubby. Is this because of the slippery nature of the body shape? I know I'm new to the car but it just seems a bit odd that I need wipe it quite often and this is normal town driving.

Also , the wiper blades terrify me a little in that they threaten to scratch up the screen.

Would appreciate some tips on taking scare of that screen. Do love the way it rakes and looks in general but little splodges all over the place disturb the otherwise chilled nature of the car.
 

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I have found in bad areas in towns, that by cleaning the screen with T cut once a month should make life easier. it takes something like T cut to get the oily film off, normal glass cleaners just make it worse.

Not sure if there is a mileage thing re the blades
 

Pappilo

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I havent noticed this mine. It does chip easily though. Mine is covered in tiny chips and I seldom travel on the motorway plus I only do circa 5000 miles a year. It will annoy you to see a new chip everyday as you car is still new but fret not. You'll soon get used to it and will notice them no longer.
 

Carabosse

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The W212's coupe cousin - the C207 - seems to have a windscreen impossible to keep clean.... and the wipers are rubbish!
 

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