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Good WindShield Wipers! I meant WIPERS! lol

Hey,

I've been having a hard time with my wind shield wipers for years, tried ones from my local parts stores. Back to OEM, and then the Bosch. Still crap!

What are you guys using?

I live up in Canada, so I'm getting rain, snow, ice, and everything at once. It's great...NOT!
 

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I run the bosch icons or their cheaper variety. Was running rain-x but had problems with their mounts.

Life expectancy isn't much on wipers and their rubber starts to breakdown not much long after 8 month mark for me. Can notice streaking if the windows aren't cleaned with window cleaner along with the blades themselves.
 

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all of them suck, i have the same problem here in alberta, they are all over priced and only work for about 2 days even with good weather, ive given up, and get whatever is on sale but dont get ones with plastic clips they break all the time especially in winter when its cold
 

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I just use Rain X weatherbeaters. Hold up fairly well against the sun here.

But I always coat my windshield (not rain x junk). Either with Aquapel or Carpro's Forte coating.
 

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I use the top of the line rain X and have pretty good luck with them. Got a set of Bosch on sale last year and the blade tore after 2 months so I'm going to stick to rain X.
 

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Best luck I've had is Rain-X on the windscreen and use the factory wipers. I usually get 11-12 months out of them that way. I replace in November and by October -November the next year I get new ones. I also put some Nu-Finish on the factory wipers rubber.
 

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Windshield washers? Not sure if you're talking about the wipers themselves, or the washer pump honestly lol. Considering you mentioned Bosch, I'll assume the wipers.

I've heard really good things about SilBlades. I have no personal experience with them, but I've yet to hear a bad review on them.

Longest Lasting Windshield Wiper Blades | SilBlade
 

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Wipers are recommended to be changed out every 3 months for normal conditions. Can't expect them to last too long with really harsh winter conditions. It doesn't really snow here, but we get a lot of ice so my wipers get torn/chewed up every winter. I usually buy a set when I know it's not going to freeze anymore and then replace after the first freeze.

I usually get Rain X or Trico, whichever is on sale at the time.
 

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LOl. Guess I've been cheaping out( I've had them for over a year..). I should go buy new ones. Any kind of laser wipers on the market or anything?
 

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The Rain-X wipers were good in the summer but lousy in the winter. Bosch wipers were better in winter than the Rain-X. I think I had the Bosch Evolution wipers. I tried the Bosch Icon wipers a few years back and they were very good but overpriced.
 

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been using bosch icons for about 4 years now. just bought a new pair this fall to replace the first ones. that's 2 sets in 4 years. i won't use anything else.
 

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Something else to help out your wiper blades is the fluid. I use the Rain X orange bottle, but you probably need the -30 one. I only really use my wipers when it's really coming down. Everything else just beads right up and rolls off.
 

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I just got myself some -45 C motomaster from Canadian Tire. Seem to help.
 

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Something else to help out your wiper blades is the fluid. I use the Rain X orange bottle, but you probably need the -30 one. I only really use my wipers when it's really coming down. Everything else just beads right up and rolls off.
Same experience. I love that stuff.
 

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I've had good results with Michelin blades which I get from Costco. We get a boat load of rain here on the west coast but not too much snow.
Tip; use a scraper to remove ice and snow and the blades will last significantly longer. I lived in Ontario for 6 years and wiper blades took a beating there.
 

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I've been running the Bosch Evolution blades on everything. The key is not to let the wipers blades get too dirty, they will chatter if they have dirt built up on the edge. Cleaning the windshield by hand every once in a while keeps them lasting a long time. I've had 1 set on mine for over a year and they work great still.
 

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I always use Tricos, change them out every year whether I need to or not. I wash the windshield by hand as well, I like to scrub it hard and get any film or water spots off (especially where the blades don't touch).
 

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I think I have replaced my blades twice since I bought my truck in 07.
 

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I think I have replaced my blades twice since I bought my truck in 07.
TWICE! Must be nice, I'd be lucky to get a full winter out of mine. I still haven't gone out to get a pair of new one's for &*^%! sake! LOL! Waiting for this crapy weather of snow, rain, ice mix to piss off so these new ones can survive till next winter. Got to love Canada...
 
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I think I have replaced my blades twice since I bought my truck in 07.
That's insane... I can't stand even a small streak on the windshield if I use my wipers.
 
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