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Old 04-23-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Rain-X wiper blades?

Anyone tried em? Anything you like better?
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Ran their repel blade on the back of my wifes 2009 Equinox this winter... when I went to give the ride its first big cleaning of the season I noticed it had left a film/buildup in the wiper path on her rear window.

Nothing would remove it (alcohol, degreaser, etc) ended up having to take the machine to it to get the glass evened back out again.

I won't run them after seeing this just b/c what a pain in the @$$ it was to remove.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
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Ran their repel blade on the back of my wifes 2009 Equinox this winter... when I went to give the ride its first big cleaning of the season I noticed it had left a film/buildup in the wiper path on her rear window.

Nothing would remove it (alcohol, degreaser, etc) ended up having to take the machine to it to get the glass evened back out again.

I won't run them after seeing this just b/c what a pain in the @$$ it was to remove.
Rain X is junk. It builds up over time and is nearly impossible to remove without abrasion with a polish. I even used #0000 steel wool and it didn't remove it! I do use the Rain X latitudes now. They don't have the whole repel junk. I would suggest going with the latitudes or bosch icons.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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I have tried a couple of different ones and didn't like them. I ended up just putting the stock ones from the dealer back on. They seem to work the best for me.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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I believe we have Rain-X blades on my gf's Mighty Corolla. They worked well for a while, but recently they've been leaving a lot of water behind and major streaking. I'm gonna have replace them again and hopefully the new ones will be better.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
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I actually just replaced mine with the Bosch ones in Walmart. They seem fine, I mean they clear the rain away...

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Old 04-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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I've run Bosch Icon (I think thats the name) for my last few sets and been very happy with them.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:30 PM   #8
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I've run Bosch Icon (I think thats the name) for my last few sets and been very happy with them.
I think the ones I got were called Marathon? Idk I just got the most expensive ones that weren't RainX.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #9
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Bosch it is then.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:38 PM   #10
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Oem. Cheap and usually in stock.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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Just don't drive it in the rain! =p
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #12
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I put on PIAA SI-Tech Silicone Flat Wiper Blades on my Camaro last September and these wiper blades perform as advertised. They put on a silicone film on the windshield that clears away the rain water without use of the wipers as you drive. I have washed and waxed my Camaro about 3 times since then and have had no problems as far as cleaning the windshield or any type of film left on. At least from what I can see so far.
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