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Windshield Wiper Blades for Truck

It seems like every year when I buy a pair of blades they end up sucking about 3 months down the line. Has anyone tried those new Rain X blades that are suppose to have a constant down pressure on the windshield? Or are there any blades out there that just down right kick ass?

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http://www.piaa.com/WiperBlades/graphite.html

Uber expensive but they last at least 2 years (have em on my car). Or you can go the cheaper route and buy refills, which would be kinda the same thing.

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I was thinking about getting the Rain-X ones myself.

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I've used the Bosch ones..think that's what they are..it's been awhile


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Uber expensive but they last at least 2 years (have em on my car). Or you can go the cheaper route and buy refills, which would be kinda the same thing.
I didn't think they were that bad of price? Especially if they last as long as 2 years. Thanks for the replies!

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Anco winter blades are the shit! They are marketed for winter use but I use them year round. They are made with much more heavy duty and thicker rubber.

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Try cleaning the rubber part of the blade with a clean cloth with a little alcohol on it.

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I have used them all, that are all about the same. +1 on the rubbing alcohol on wiper blades.
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Rubbing Alcohol helps a lot... I'd also recommend getting winter blades for during the winter... snow and ice are hell on regular blades.

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I just get the cheapies and make sure i have a couple spares in the trunk. Cleaning them with alcohol helps a ton too.

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I'll try the alcohol approach today. Thanks for the help everyone!

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i usually just take the winshield cleaner thingy at the gas station and run it up and down the blade a few times, and then take a paper towel and pinch the blade between the towel. It does wonders to clean up the blade. If you keep them clean they should last until the rubber starts to rip. They only have a life expectancy of about 1 year to begin with

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+1 on the alcohol, or you can use Rain X.

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Rain X is great until you wash your car. And with me that's whenever I see just a small speck. That's a first that I've seen to use alcohol. I'll have to try that one.
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I use Rain X when I remember to put it on.....I have the wipes and I'm not impressed with those compared to the actual liquid you put on the windshield.

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Rain X is great until you wash your car.
I bet you use dishwashing soap to clean the car huh? If you do, that's prolly the reason why the Rain X washes off, with me it stays on the car for weeks at a time. Remember kids, dishwashing soap is best if you want to remove wax and other crap. And the Rain X wipes is the suXors, get the spray bottle, it's like $2 more. You can even use Rain X on the inside windows to help with the fogging, but make sure to use Windex or Stoners glass cleaner to clean it afterwards so it's not all blurry..

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if you go through a lot of car washes and get it spray waxed - that wax on your windshield with make your wipers seem crappy. Could be the windshield instead

I use Anco and never use refills I replace the whole blade. $5 each and they just seem to work better than refills.

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I bet you use dishwashing soap to clean the car huh? If you do, that's prolly the reason why the Rain X washes off, with me it stays on the car for weeks at a time. Remember kids, dishwashing soap is best if you want to remove wax and other crap. And the Rain X wipes is the suXors, get the spray bottle, it's like $2 more. You can even use Rain X on the inside windows to help with the fogging, but make sure to use Windex or Stoners glass cleaner to clean it afterwards so it's not all blurry..
Are you crazy?! No way I use dishwashing liquid. That stuff is for dishes. Why would you think I use dishwashing liquid?

I just love my car that when it gets dirty I go wash it. I prefer the self-washing places. I use only the Absorber to dry it and then McGuires spray on the tires. Those PIAA wipers look interesting though. Where I live for 5 bucks I get 25 minutes. I don't usually need that much time but have used it before. Waxing only happens once a year or more if needed. And that's with the buffer and elbow grease.

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Are you crazy?! No way I use dishwashing liquid. That stuff is for dishes. Why would you think I use dishwashing liquid?

I just love my car that when it gets dirty I go wash it. I prefer the self-washing places. Here for 5 bucks I get 25 minutes. I don't usually need that much time but have used it before.
LOL, i use it when i want to remove wax, otherwise it's Meguire's or some other crap. And trust me, i know how you feel, ive got a black car and it gets dirty FAST! And $5 for 25 minutes? Here it's 4 minutes for $2.

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Another +1 for Bosch. Not sure why they are good, but they do seem to work well. The Piaa's are interesting. Never used them though.

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LOL, i use it when i want to remove wax, otherwise it's Meguire's or some other crap. And trust me, i know how you feel, ive got a black car and it gets dirty FAST! And $5 for 25 minutes? Here it's 4 minutes for $2.
Mine is pearl white. And this being rain season (3 weeks so far) it's been nasty looking. That's why I'm going to check out wipers. I was told just go stock. They're fine. The alcohol trick though is new to me. I'm going to try that.

With the car wash thing things are generally cheaper here and you get more for the dollar. Still, it's a big bore here compared to Chi.
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