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#1 of 86 Has anyone tried the new Rain-X wiper blades?
Mar 07, 2007 (8:31 am)
They're supposed to be superior to anything that's on the market (as they should be, they're much more expensive than anything else on the market). Does anyone have them? If so, are they worth the price?
#2 of 86 Haven't tried them
by pf_flyer HOST
Mar 07, 2007 (9:24 am)
But I'm considering giving them a shot next time I need blades based on my experience firstwith Rain-X, and then the Rain-X washer fluid.
I liked what Rain-X did, even though I had to take the time to apply it. But the washer fluid gives me pretty much the same results, and the reduction in the amount of washer fluid I'm using as a result offsets the higher cost of the Rain-X juice compared to the run of the mill blue stuff.
#3 of 86 Re: Haven't tried them [pf_flyer]
by kirstie_h HOST
Mar 07, 2007 (9:37 am)
Thanks for the tip! I didn't even know that Rain-X made a washer fluid, but I'm gonna give it a shot considering that April showers are allegedly on the way.
#4 of 86 Actually
by pf_flyer HOST
Mar 07, 2007 (9:45 am)
The Rain-X fluid comes in two seasonal flavors. There's the orange de-icing stuff for use in winter and then a green bug cleaner one for the warm times. I've been using them for about 18 months now and I use a LOT less washer fluid because of it.
I'm pretty sure my wiper life has extended somewhat too because I use them less during those times when it's just spitting rain and it rolls off.
I've never tried their anti-fog stuff for the inside of the windows.
#5 of 86 Re: Actually [pf_flyer]
by kirstie_h HOST
Mar 07, 2007 (10:08 am)
If a product has "New!" on the label or posted on the product display, you can bet it's coming home with me. So, I hope to report back about the anti-fog stuff after this weekend
Hm... wonder what happens if you mix the winter formula with the summer formula? Frost-free, non-adhesive bugs?
(sorry bottgers... this really isn't helping you)
#6 of 86 Haven't tried the Rain-X blades
Mar 07, 2007 (10:29 am)
I live in Oregon....it rains here.
I've tried multiple products, and the one that seems to last from October through June, our rainy season, is Aqua-Pel. Once applied, I don't even use the wipers at night, as it makes no difference in visibility. During the day, I can leave the wipers on intermittent, irregardless of how hard it's raining.
Out of all the products I've tried, this one's by far the best and longest-lasting. You can search for it with your favorite search engine.
#7 of 86 Wiper blades
Mar 07, 2007 (10:31 am)
Personally, I bought some older-type Rain-X blades and they were garbage.
I use the Trico Innovision blades (got mine at Meijer), and they are incredible. They have a funky design where only the middle of the blade has support, but this works out well because the rest of the blade "snaps" along the windshield. Best blades I've ever used.
#8 of 86 The Trico blades....
Mar 07, 2007 (1:06 pm)
....sound similar in design to the new Rain-X blades. For those enquiring, I can tell you first hand the no-fog Rain-X stuff for the inside of the windows doesn't work. I love the RX stuff for the exterior windows, but it just doesn't last long enough for me. I have to end up applying every week in order for me to get the kind of repelling action I prefer. Haven't tried their washer fluid yet though.
#9 of 86 So who's...
Mar 07, 2007 (1:34 pm)
...gonna be designated as the guinea pig to try out the new blades first?
Mar 07, 2007 (2:08 pm)
How much did your Innovision blades cost? Do they last longer than the typical blade? How long have yu had your's?