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#1 ScoobySchmitty


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Posted 13 November 2003 - 09:36 AM

Has anyone used/tried these wiper blades yet? They are supposed to use a special compound that repels water. Apparently they claim that regular rubber blades ATTRACT water. Any opinions, ideas, snide comments???


#2 frag


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Posted 13 November 2003 - 11:05 AM

I use winter wipers with teflon blades. They neither attract nor repel water, they just wipe it away. :-)

#3 Lesbaru


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Posted 13 November 2003 - 09:26 PM

I have a soft and gooey spot in my cold little heart for Rain-X. My wiper blades are plain ol' NAPA, and with the Rain-X they do a peachy job.

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 11:38 PM

The blades are made of silcone. They deposit a very thin layer on the windsheild which repels water like Rain-X. The first company to come out with silicone blades was PIAA. I bought one for my drivers side to try it out. Worked well, but very pricey($25!!!) and not servicable. Triple-edge came out with silicone blades and they have replacable wiper elements. I bought the elements for $7, and they worked better and held up longer than the PIAA blade. With both, it does take a few wipes for them to "warm up" so to speak. I do like them and will buy them again.

#5 Setright


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Posted 14 November 2003 - 02:05 PM


I thought I was the only one who swore by Rain-X :D

#6 ferret


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Posted 14 November 2003 - 08:56 PM

1985 my brother introduced me to Rain-X. He was a pilot and they used it on their windscreens. Been a believer/user since.:-)

#7 slideways


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Posted 14 November 2003 - 09:44 PM

One thing I forgot. The silcone wiper blades stay more flexible in extreme cold. If all you are looking for is water to be repeled from your windsheild, go with rain-x. With the silicone wipers, your windsheild only repels water where they touch.

#8 99obw


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Posted 15 November 2003 - 08:36 AM

I like to use Lexor blades (cheap, $7 IIRC at walmart) with Rain-X. I recently tried a triple edge blade on the rear of our outback and it wasn't nearly as good as Bosch or Lexor.

#9 Setright


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Posted 16 November 2003 - 11:05 AM

I use Bosch and Rain-X. Wipers don't see much service on highways :D

Bosch aren't the best, but they are the most durable/lasting/consistent.

P.S. They should be at the price!!

#10 Tiny Clark

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Posted 17 November 2003 - 01:46 AM

I use Rain-x as well, on all the windows!! Makes for better visibility out the sides.

#11 Setright


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Posted 17 November 2003 - 03:07 AM

Of course Tiny Clark! Goes without saying :D

Actually. I do leave the left passenger window un-Rain-Xed. It's not really a window you look through, and it helps display the Rain-X difference to sceptical passengers!!

For the INSIDE of the glass, AutoGlym "Car Glass Polish" is the business. Clean windows don't fog up. We were five people in the car the other night, in the rain, no need for wipers and no foggin windows!

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