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#47 of 86 Re: Just for an update [rockylee]
Apr 26, 2007 (10:52 am)
Rocky, there are only 3 pages of posts here. You might go back and read them, there was some pretty good discussion of the pros and cons of different blades, IIRC.
Bosch Icons have won me over. Discovered them when they came on my wife's new Jetta. The Rainx ones look so similar that I will consider them in the future too. I even wonder if they are made for them by Bosch, because of the lookalikeness.
#48 of 86 Re: Just for an update [jeffyscott]
Apr 26, 2007 (5:22 pm)
Okay....I will have to do just that. I also have never heard of heated wiper blades.
#49 of 86 Re: Just for an update [kirstie_h]
Apr 27, 2007 (8:45 am)
KIRSTIE>>>>>>>>>>>>>Not being snide in my response to
my GM bud Rock........
Just commenting with my reasons on why so costly at $18 bucks each.........
Too bad you read it that way.........
#50 of 86 Re: Just for an update [rockylee]
Apr 27, 2007 (8:52 am)
Yea Rock...............They are advertised on some of the
snowplow sites. All the hanging/exposed wiring scares me
as not to last too long during heavy snow events, scraping
and brushing around them or how those dangling wires
would hold up after HOURS of usage during plowing !
Heck..The "winter" style blades are bad enough! They have
ruined the windsheild on my 04! You can see the wiper
pattern "burned" into the windsheild..........
Oh well should have my new 07 in a week or so.
No V-max package on the 3/4 tho.!
But that 6.0 should have enough GRUNT to drag a blundra
#51 of 86 Bah heated wiper blades...
Apr 27, 2007 (9:56 am)
They should just make heated windshields an option on all of those vehicles.
#52 of 86 Re: Bah heated wiper blades... [british_rover]
Apr 27, 2007 (3:09 pm)
Well a few car company's have that option don't they ? I thought Lincoln, was going to introduce that option I read somewhere ????
I know GM, offer's heated windshield washer fluid on several of it's models now.
#53 of 86 Re: Bah heated wiper blades... [rockylee]
Apr 27, 2007 (8:28 pm)
I too thought Ford had a heated windsheild (instaclear??)
a few years back in Lincolns.
I will note that the GM "dustbuster" vans had heated strips
in the bottom of the front windsheild...........
Some models of the GMT-900 trucks have heated washer fluid.
#54 of 86 Re: Bah heated wiper blades... [geo9]
Apr 27, 2007 (8:32 pm)
Many buick's and cadillac's also have heated windshields as well. I do think the heated windshield is a good idea.
#55 of 86 Re: Has anyone tried the new Rain-X wiper blades? [bottgers]
Feb 19, 2008 (8:20 pm)
I have them and would give them a big thumbs down.
Purchased a set for my '04 Civic from Pep Boys. Got the 'buy one / get one free' rebate on them, so total cost was about $17.
Installed them on 11/27/07. Took a ride into CT yesterday in the rain (2/18/08) and the driver's side wiper leaves a big swath of moisture (about 3" wide) on each return swipe, right in the driver's field of vision. Even in a mist, it didn't clear the moisture entirely. At around $17/ per set, let alone per wiper, I'd expect them to last longer than 3 months on a garaged vehicle.
It's back to Honda OEM blades for me. They at least last about a year.
Feb 20, 2008 (6:11 pm)
Wiper blades are getting worse. One was Stuck in some thin windshield Ice at the bottom and when I turned it on, the wiper separated for 4". It only had maybe 10k miles and 2nd winter. They doubled in price and quality is half.
We had 3 or 4 ice storms this winter and my rainx wore off the glass and scraping was hard the last 2 times. Finally put a new coat on when it was 64 degrees this past weekend. With a fresh coat, the frost comes off with the squeegee side of the scraper. I do the side windows and mirrors for easy ice and frost removal. With a 47 mile commute, I don't want to spend more than 30 seconds scraping my car in the morning. I don't think a rainx wiper would remove frost or ice on a 15 degree morning in 20 seconds from start up, will it?