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Old 03-01-2012, 05:00 AM
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Default Wiper blades- refills / replacements ?

The last time I spent the extra money for Rain-X replacement blades.
Maybe when they were new, they were good but they didn't seem to be that way long.
Maybe I expect too much.

I do like using Rain-X on the windshield and with that the wipers are not needed as often.
The harder the rain the better the water runs off.

What do you like and what is the life expectancy of wipers?

Got to get another set soon.


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I have tried nearly every brand available here from the $3 refills to the $20 blades. They all perform the same. I.m lucky if I get a few months out of any of them.
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I have tried nearly every brand available here from the $3 refills to the $20 blades. They all perform the same. I.m lucky if I get a few months out of any of them.

Same here - I've since gone back to OEM blades and they seem to last a little longer . . .
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rain x lattitude on e-bay best price
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:20 AM
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I liked the Bosch blades the best and was happy with the life out of them for the car.

Wasn't too impressed with Rain-X blades but use their washer fluid year round.

For my truck, I just go to NAPA.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:11 AM
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Rain-X last me longest and work the best.
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Used to use the Bosch blades and was happy with them.....then I tried a set of Goodyear frameless blades that I bought in Costco. They have lasted a year.
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Blades are a flexible material that gets pounded on by UV from the sun all day long. They are never going to last. Buy what works to get you through the rainy season and try to remember to replace them annually before the rain starts. That's about all you can do.
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Annually would be nice.

I replace mine evvery 3 or 4 months.
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Rain X was the noisiest wipers i ever used for some reason
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I use Bosch with the metal frames.
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Y'all need to check out Silblade. I bought a set for my GMC Sierra and had them on there for a good 3 years or more. Just sold the truck and looking to replace the blades on my new truck with Silblade again.

Here you go: http://www.silblade.com/
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Stay away from the Michelin blades, they are junk.
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What ever Pep Boys has on sale. I put a pair of cheap winter blades on fall of 2010. Their still working great. I also use rain x
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I get the mid-priced ones from wally world, they last me a year to a year and a half.
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So many people replace blades that are still good but just got dirty and clogged with road grime. Just take a damp rag or paper towel and put some dishwashing liquid on it then wipe the edge of the wiper really well to remove the grime. When this no longer works it's time to replace the blades. Every few months my wife says she needs new wiper blades. I tell her I'll take of it. Clean the blades as above and the next time it rains she thanks me for replacing her wiper blades. I just smile and say your welcome.
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I find blades start going bad after 6 months, i try and get more life out of them buy putting up with some streaks and lines of water left on the windshield. Bosch seem to last longer for me than any regular brand but not by more than a couple of months.

I ran one bosce and one reg. on my car to test them evenly, smae on my wife's car, the reg brand broke downa bit sooner.

Love rain ex wip on stuff.
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Does anyone else use liquid RainX treatment on the windshield and then the blades chatter or drag? or are they just "bad" blades?
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Does anyone else use liquid RainX treatment on the windshield and then the blades chatter or drag? or are they just "bad" blades?
When I treated my windshield... Yes

So bad it would even leave rubber build up.
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Originally Posted by Jimm View Post
Does anyone else use liquid RainX treatment on the windshield and then the blades chatter or drag? or are they just "bad" blades?

Yes - that would happen when I used RainX
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