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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-25-2008, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question Any preferance to windshield wiper brand?

I changed my wiper blades last night with Pylon replacements.

There were several choices, Rain-x, Anco, some triple blade thing, and a couple others I can't remember.

I went with Pylon because they cost the least. That is the only reason.

Is there one that y'all use that is better? Especially when cleaning muddy water off the windshield.

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I replace mine on all my cars anually, I forgot the type I bought But I assure it was not the least expensive. The way I look at it is that is one of the most important things (safety wise) on vehicle. Not to mention I would hate while using wipers and rubber came off and scratched my wwindshield because I was to cheap to purchase a better wiper blade on 30K vehicle. Just sayin!

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i use the triple blade brand. they have a lifetime free replacement on them. i've had them on my 300ZX for about 2 years now. they are not rubber, i think they are neoprene. they do not wear out or rip. i'm pretty impressed with them.. they were about $7 per wiper.
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I prefer to be called frugal, not cheap.

I will most likely get the triple blade next time. I try to change blades every 6 months or so. The Arkansas summer heat can take a toll on rubber blades. If you are getting two years out of $7 wipers then I'm all in!

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I used the TRICO ice and snow blades. I usually change at 6mos. 7.95ea from autozone


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I had my experience with the TripleEdge wipers.... after a while, it gets pretty annoying. I had'em on my 2000 Honda Prelude for about 5yrs. After a while, the frames begin to rust, and the blade themselves would thump/shudder on the glass loudly, and each wipe would not produce a 'clean cut' wipe... I like having quiet wipers as well. I'll agree to that...that I wouldn't go for the cheap ones (Pylons especially; lasted a good 2 months, the streaks were showing). Either Ancos or Michelin wipers are fine.

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There was a thread quite a while back about windshield wipers. Someone recommended Valeo wiper blades. I bought a pair from tirerack.com. They are $20 a piece but tirerack usually runs a special that you buy one you get one free. We have them on all of our vehicles and they are the best wipers I have ever had on a vechicle.


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I use RainX wiper blades. For water and normal stuff they work great. When we've had sleet or freezing rain they freeze over very quickly. I'm not sure if it's the blade, or the angle of the windshield, but they became useless very quickly in that condition.
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mine have not rusted yet.

i find that mine start to get a little crappy sometimes. i just spray some windex on them and clean them off. they go right back to working great again. i think the dust and mud builds up on them.

but these have really done well. the only reason i bought them was they didn't have anything else at Walmart that fit my car.

but i am pleased thus far.

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I had my experience with the TripleEdge wipers.... after a while, it gets pretty annoying. I had'em on my 2000 Honda Prelude for about 5yrs. After a while, the frames begin to rust, and the blade themselves would thump/shudder on the glass loudly, and each wipe would not produce a 'clean cut' wipe... I like having quiet wipers as well. I'll agree to that...that I wouldn't go for the cheap ones (Pylons especially; lasted a good 2 months, the streaks were showing). Either Ancos or Michelin wipers are fine.
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I use the Valeo blades on mine...seem to work the best through the winter here

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