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2017 Raptor, I replaced the factory blades with Bosch blades and they have begun to chatter after about six months.

Anybody have any luck with other brands?
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How do I get rid of windshield wiper chatter?

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Not sure where you can find alternatives but a good coat of Rain-X is strong 2nd place
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I only buy OEM and have no issues with about a years use.
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I used a brand from AutoZone, can't recall the name, they work great so far (about one month) but the prices are insane, $25 for one blade!
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Set your wipers a little slower than normal. They chatter cuz theres no water to lube em
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Originally Posted by fun ticket View Post
2017 Raptor, I replaced the factory blades with Bosch blades and they have begun to chatter after about six months.

Anybody have any luck with other brands?
Buy factory blade refills. That's what I do with my Honda and I only need to replace blades every 3-4 years.
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Do yourself and anyone else listening. As long as you are sure the windshield is actually real glass. Grab some 0000 steel wool, rub the glass down inside an out. Get some very good glass cleaner and wipe it down. If glass has been neglected, I would rub it back down with steel wool again. I do this to my cars 2 times a year, never have a problem.
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I don;t think I've ever had a windshield wiper last 3-4 years ever.

I get about 8 months -a year out of them and replace.

Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
Buy factory blade refills. That's what I do with my Honda and I only need to replace blades every 3-4 years.
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Originally Posted by Joe View Post
I don;t think I've ever had a windshield wiper last 3-4 years ever.

I get about 8 months -a year out of them and replace.
I just replaced the original wipers on my 2011 Tacoma.
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I don;t think I've ever had a windshield wiper last 3-4 years ever.

I get about 8 months -a year out of them and replace.
I still have the original wiper blades on my 2015 Camry and they work perfectly. I occasionally clean them with isopropanol and expect that helps.

I'm on the 3rd set of blades for my 2009 Accord. They work perfectly, too.
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I guess the sun in SC is a little harder on rubber than it is in Michigan.

Edit: For those who aren't chemists, isopropanol is rubbing alcohol. That seems off to me, because i cant imagine a better agent to dry out rubber, but...whatever.

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I still have the original wiper blades on my 2015 Camry and they work perfectly. I occasionally clean them with isopropanol and expect that helps.

I'm on the 3rd set of blades for my 2009 Accord. They work perfectly, too.
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I guess the sun in SC is a little harder on rubber than it is in Michigan.
I expect so. FWIW, it's June 14 and our furnace is still coming on every night.

Cleaning wiper blades with isopropanol is recommended by blade manufacturers. Maybe for the reason you gave.
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Rain-X wipers are excellent. 25 each for their second best, and you should be able to get 15 dollar off offer. Check auto zone or pep b
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I got rain-x ones last year... ones before were rain-x too that lasted about 4-5 years. let auto kids in store put them in for free they actually broke a wiper arm off.

They installed a new wiper arm for free per policy in the parking lot, part was over $100. Their manager was not too happy.
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i use the rain x blades
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Highly doubt anyone uses isopropanol enough to dry wiper blades out
Blades will be ruined by road dirt before the alcohol hurts it
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rain x and Isopropyl when they chatter, good to go. 2 years.
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I recently bought a set of RainX brand wipers and curious how long they last. I have them on my Yukon and the ones that oil change place put on didn't even last a year.

I put about 10oz of rubbing alcohol in my washer reservoir which does a great job cleaning off windshield gunk but I don't know if it has any effect on the rubber of the wipers.....does anyone know?

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