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Old 02-21-2019, 05:10 PM
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Who has used the silicone wiper blades for the truck? Understand some high end cars come standard with them now (corvette ?)
Are they worth the investment or is it a gimmick slopping silicone onto the windshield that I’m going to regret 6 mo.s from now?
Which ones; to choose?/ do you have?
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:46 AM
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I installed some of the Rain-X silicone ones on my wifes Suburban, and I have been impressed so far with their quietness. They don't seem to chatter at all, and do an excellent job cleaning the windshield. Only had them on for a little while so can't attest to durability yet.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:01 AM
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I had them on my wrangler for a while until i couldn't get the correct size any longer. They were quiet and didn't leave rubber residue on the windshield. Every other blade chattered and left crap on the windows of the jeep.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:05 AM
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Yeah I’m getting the rubber build up grabbing the wiper blades.
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Yeah I’m getting the rubber build up grabbing the wiper blades.
Clean them with Alcohol.
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Clean them with Alcohol.
This, or even just water. Take that residue off and they work much better.

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I've had them on my Tundra for over 8 months now and they seem to perform as well as they did when I first put them on. I spent the extra $$ because I only had luck with the factory blades prior and they were $50 anyway. The only thing they don't do is remove dead bugs off the windshield when it rains. The old rubber ones would leave you with clean glass but these don't so you have to scrub your windshield if it gets bugged up. .
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I use the Rain-X silicone ones and have no complaints plus I use their wiper fluid too.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:25 AM
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Wipe the leading edge with 500 grit sandpaper.
Dont sand it, just 2 or 3 wipes down the blade.
I get a few years out of blades before replacing.
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Yeah I’m tired of Messing with the rubber ones, that’s the whole silicone interest. They always crap out at the worst time.
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Originally Posted by friogatto View Post
Wipe the leading edge with 500 grit sandpaper.
Dont sand it, just 2 or 3 wipes down the blade.
I get a few years out of blades before replacing.
The wife's emery board works great too. Just don't tell her about it though. For some reason she's passionate about emery boards being used for something other than fingernails.
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
Who has used the silicone wiper blades for the truck? Understand some high end cars come standard with them now (corvette ?)
Are they worth the investment or is it a gimmick slopping silicone onto the windshield that I’m going to regret 6 mo.s from now?
Which ones; to choose?/ do you have?
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What investment are you referring to? They don't appear to be that much more expensive than comparable rubber wiper blades. I live in FL, and I'd maybe get 3 months out of wiper blades. I was hearing good things about silicone blades, so I bought a pair. Only had them on there for a couple months, but I'm happy with them so far. Still look and perform the same as when they were first installed. I got Silblade in the beam style.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
I use the Rain-X silicone ones and have no complaints plus I use their wiper fluid too.
how anyone drives without Rain-X anymore is beyond me. First thing a vehicle gets is Rain-X and then use their washer fluid and it seems to keep the beading properties
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Yep, Rain-X wipers and fluid. Unless your tailgating a truck or creeping in traffic you don't need to turn the wipers on.
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Originally Posted by kawakx125 View Post
how anyone drives without Rain-X anymore is beyond me. First thing a vehicle gets is Rain-X and then use their washer fluid and it seems to keep the beading properties
No kidding. Whenever I get a new vehicle, there are two things that happen almost immediately. Window tint and Rain-X. It really makes a huge difference. I'm reminded of how much whenever I drive a rental vehicle in the rain. It's so hard to see.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:50 PM
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I just installed thePiaa super silicone wiper blades. Waiting on some rain now and a trip....

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I have had them on my car for almost a year now, still work great. I plan on using them on all my vehicles from now on.
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I drive across Alligator Alley every Friday night and Monday Morning. I have been through tons of blades and washer fluid. Rain X blades and a decent bugwash fluid (best I have used is from Rural king as their own brand) But nothing can beat love bugs.......
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Originally Posted by friogatto View Post
Wipe the leading edge with 500 grit sandpaper.
Dont sand it, just 2 or 3 wipes down the blade.
I get a few years out of blades before replacing.
This! I actually keep a piece of wet sand 600 grit with my car wash stuff
As friogatto said, couple wipes (down the blade) with sandpaper, and I usually follow up with a soapy rag—again, same direction.
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That Rain-x fluid will gum up the washer fluid level sensor. I know 2 different folks this happened to.

I wouldn't dump that stuff in the resevoir of a modern car.

Just search. It coats the sensors and they ding on your dash all the time then.
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