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    Default Sticking up the wipers...

    Every time I see a picture of a car lot in Japan, all the cars have their wipers sticking straight up in the air. Anybody have any idea why they do this?

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    I saw this today in a Parking Lot in Calgary, this guy had his wipers straight up. Not sure....

    But that MR2 is sweet!
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    i seen it in Calgary too, i think its so your wipers dont freeze to the windsheild......

    not sure Y it would be done in that pic tho........

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    When I wash my car (cold or not) I stick up the windshield washers like that until i get everything clean and dry.

    Maybe they just washed the cars.

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    Ask M68KACIA. He was doing it to everyone's wipers....

    .... that was until I stole his! Hahaha!!

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    Maybe they just got done washing them like mentioned above. It is a car sale lot so maybe its just to get attention. It got yours didn't it?

    That's a nice lot there: 944, MR2, Mini Cooper, CRX!!!!

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    Yeah it probably catches more attention than if the wipers are down.

    It's like the car has both arms up saying "Pick me, pick me!"
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    Originally posted by mwmhong


    It's like the car has both arms up saying "Pick me, pick me!"
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!
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    i used to do it to all my friends and told them it looked sporty
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    Originally posted by B18C
    i used to do it to all my friends and told them it looked sporty
    it's even better when u do it to their back ones. they don't really notice, but when they're driving down the road everyone points and laughs at thme

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    hehe has anyone ever tried turning on the wipers when theyre up? funniest thing to watch...

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    Haha, yeah, the wipers on my car squeak real bad for some reason, so I got new wipers thinking it would fix the problem, but it didn't. So I ran the wipers with them sticking up to see if it was the motors that were squeaking (which it wasn't). It looked so funny, they just kinda rotate and move a little

    BTW, what would be causing the squeaking? Only thing left I can think of would be some coating on the windshield...

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    to bring back this old thread and answer the question:

    To prevent the wipers from getting too hot all the tim. It is believed to harden the rubber and ruin the wipers faster if you never put them up.

    Many people put them up everyday at work or at the mall (in hot climates)

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    Originally posted by treg50
    Maybe they just got done washing them like mentioned above. It is a car sale lot so maybe its just to get attention. It got yours didn't it?

    That's a nice lot there: 944, MR2, Mini Cooper, CRX!!!!
    Haha that looks like my driveway
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    Hehe we (Rolland, Becky and I) do it to fellow Beyond members to leave our mark...malls are great places to hit them...haha sometimes they find us though then its war

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    Originally posted by szw
    to bring back this old thread and answer the question:

    To prevent the wipers from getting too hot all the tim. It is believed to harden the rubber and ruin the wipers faster if you never put them up.

    Many people put them up everyday at work or at the mall (in hot climates)

    Never knew they get hard if u dotn put them up in hot weathers....

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    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    hehe has anyone ever tried turning on the wipers when theyre up? funniest thing to watch...
    HAHA me and some friends used to do that when leaving the saddledome parking lot or during any traffic jams for entertainment. Everyone who sees it laughs!

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    Originally posted by Melinda
    Hehe we (Rolland, Becky and I) do it to fellow Beyond members to leave our mark...malls are great places to hit them...haha sometimes they find us though then its war
    Thats it Mel, your car is getting peed on...

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    Originally posted by FastDak318

    Thats it Mel, your car is getting peed on...
    muhaha muuuuhahahaha MUUUUUUUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    it is now 40 below, you may wear pants...*

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    Haha go for it, it isn't going anywhere any time soon LOL I have cobwebs that I've had to clean off of it already

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