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#80 of 86 Re: Has anyone tried the new Rain-X wiper blades? [lemko]
Feb 24, 2011 (3:01 pm)
Do you have the new style flat kind that don't have the framework?
#81 of 86 Re: they're on sale [fintail]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 24, 2011 (4:58 pm)
Well gee, get a spare.
Feb 24, 2011 (5:14 pm)
I actually picked up a pair of Goodyear Blades for "The Beast" that are basically the same are the Rain-X one from Costco. Paid $10 for the set after an instant rebate and coupon. So far, they are pretty sweet.
#83 of 86 Re: they're on sale [steve_]
Feb 25, 2011 (8:39 am)
Just when I think this discussion has died, it reappears and draws me back in. Heading to Autozone to spend some time in the wiper aisle. CCWBA ?
#84 of 86 Re: they're on sale [jayrider]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2011 (10:54 am)
I don't remember ever replacing blades when I lived in Boise for a decade. The sun and heat really wiped them out, but it never rained, so....
I already need new blades after 5 months here in the UP. But just on the rear glass on both my rigs; the new front blades I picked up in Billings on the drive over last September are still ok.
#85 of 86 Re: they're on sale [steve_]
Feb 25, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Like I said--never remember changing my blades in my youth. I think as testosterone levels diminish, our attention can drift to stuff like windshield visibility instead of you know what.
#86 of 86 Rain-X wiper blades are a Waist of Money!
Apr 16, 2012 (10:32 am)
I finally got regular blades back on my car this morning & I am so happy I did. I will NEVER, EVER buy Rain X Blades again & I think it is ashame that they are still on the market!
Several months ago I decided to spring for these Rain X blades I've heard advertised. I was so disappointed! They missed about a third of the window with their sweep. I tried to see if I could adjust the pressure on the wiper arms so I'd get a good clean sweep, but the wiper arms are not adjustable that way-I don't think on ANY car. You shouldn't HAVE to adjust the pressure. Today, I decided I had enough & got a regular type of blade & everything is fine now. I only had the Rain X blades for a couple months, so I just waisted way more money than if I had just gotten regular blades to start with.
I think Rain X cost more because they are trying to cash in while they can, before their reputation puts them out of business!