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Old 03-10-2015, 07:04 AM   #1
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Windshield wipers

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Time to replace the original wiper blades.

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I got some Anco wiper blades last year; they seem pretty good.
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Rain X, I just put them on before the winter, and I've used my car all winter, perfect streak free.
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I don't know man, every time I go for new ones I end up shelling out big money for the ones that "look" like they work better and have great packaging etc...I feel like I'm treating myself and taking great care of my Mustang. But is there any real difference? Or am I just blowing $15 too much.
Anyone have consumer reports subscription with results where they tested them and came up with a winner?
Otherwise it's like asking which ladder is better.... I don't know dude, they all get me four feet higher than I was.
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Sometimes cleaning them helps extend their useful life a bit.
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Watched a few reviews online and I think I'm going with the Rain x latitude in the Spring.
I will warn about this though, their other product, the Rain X windshield washer fluid additive was awful for me. It created haze and streaks and didn't give results like when you actually treat your glass with Rain X. It didn't make it bead and fly off, just smear and haze. I couldn't flush it out of the reservoir fast enough. I went back to regular washer fluid and no additives.
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Watched a few reviews online and I think I'm going with the Rain x latitude in the Spring.
I will warn about this though, their other product, the Rain X windshield washer fluid additive was awful for me. It created haze and streaks and didn't give results like when you actually treat your glass with Rain X. It didn't make it bead and fly off, just smear and haze. I couldn't flush it out of the reservoir fast enough. I went back to regular washer fluid and no additives.
That's interesting. My last few vehicles I have treated the windshield with RainX (not the washer fluid, mind you) and often times find it easier to leave the wipers off than have them on. Rain flies off so fast that the wipers are more distracting than the rain drops.
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I wouldn't use anything other than typical washer fluid, but when it comes to the wipers, I've had them on since October 2014, and my car has been used all winter so far, and we've had severely low temps here in NJ, and I used this morning to clear frost, and streak free still. I had also asked before I changed them , and they came highly recommended, and I'm glad I followed the recommendations.
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I wouldn't use anything other than typical washer fluid, but when it comes to the wipers, I've had them on since October 2014, and my car has been used all winter so far, and we've had severely low temps here in NJ, and I used this morning to clear frost, and streak free still. I had also asked before I changed them , and they came highly recommended, and I'm glad I followed the recommendations.
Good to know. My drivers side just started streaking, but these appear to be OEM blades at 34k, lol. I remember when I was in college and worked at Advance Auto Parts, we would get $2/blade for selling Bosch Icons, so $4/set, $6 if you could talk them into replacing the rear blade on SUVs. Not unusual for me to have an extra $100 on a paycheck from commissions (for comparison, we also got $2 for selling an Optima battery... which cost 6x as much as a wiper blade).
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That's interesting. My last few vehicles I have treated the windshield with RainX (not the washer fluid, mind you) and often times find it easier to leave the wipers off than have them on. Rain flies off so fast that the wipers are more distracting than the rain drops.
No, the actual real RainX that you apply by hand to your glass works awesome...just like you said, but their other product, the washer fluid additive...it doesn't act the same way at all and made it worse.
RainX original wipe on treatment= sweet stuff
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I did the rain x latitude. costs like 45 bucks total because i had to buy each blade separately, but pep boys had a rebate deal and I got half the price back in a gift card. they seem to work well. much better than the stock ones

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I've had great luck with Rain X blades. And I use their fluid as well that contains the Rain-X treatment for the glass. It works well.
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Also, for those in colder climes, resist the urge to use the wipers to break off ice/slush...that tears up the rubber or silicone edge and really shortens blade life.
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Watched a few reviews online and I think I'm going with the Rain x latitude in the Spring.
I will warn about this though, their other product, the Rain X windshield washer fluid additive was awful for me. It created haze and streaks and didn't give results like when you actually treat your glass with Rain X. It didn't make it bead and fly off, just smear and haze. I couldn't flush it out of the reservoir fast enough. I went back to regular washer fluid and no additives.
That only happens to me on the first gallon. In all the vehicles I've ever owned

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I removed my windshield wipers completely. They come off in 10 seconds. I put them back on when it rains.
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I removed my windshield wipers completely. They come off in 10 seconds. I put them back on when it rains.
hahahaha seriously? why?

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hahahaha seriously? why?

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