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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Wiper blades, what do you like?

I was an Anco user for years. But, they just don't last like they used to! What brands last longer without breaking the bank? Sucks to spend $20 on a pair of blades only to have then smear and streak a month later!
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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I got some of the high-end Bosch blades with a coupon at AZ.

They were still pricey, and stoopid expensive without a coupon.

However, they have worked exceptionally well, and held up for over a year...
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I got some of the high-end Bosch blades with a coupon at AZ.

They were still pricey, and stoopid expensive without a coupon.

However, they have worked exceptionally well, and held up for over a year...
x2 paid 22 each for my bosch blades.. but they work very nice.
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Anybody know what brand the dodge dealers use? I've had my Jeep Patriot since '09, and still havn't changed out the blades.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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I have some that are curved. They work very well over any other wiper I have tried. I drive between 50 and 550 miles every day. I have had these on since December and don't have any streaks.
They don't have a name on them But I think there anco.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #6
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bosch that is the only way to go if you drive all the time my dads suburban has had the same bosch wiper blades since 08 and they just started streaking when we went to ohio for christmas. we took some wiper fluid to clean the edge up and they stopped streaking. most streaking on a wiper blade is from dirt and other debri build up unless the wiper is cracked or ripped. i can make a set of cheap 10 dollar blades last me for a year just by wiping them down when i fill up with gas. it just depends when you look at blades feel the rubber if it feels hard and stiff it will streak faster. you want a wiper that has a soft and flexible edge. a lot of wiper blades are made by the same brand with a different name. autozone and advance wiper blades are the same as sears in house brand. but trico and rainx along with bosch are their own companies.
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FWIW I still only buy Anco blades, they're owned by Federal Mogul and the pair I bought previous to my current set lasted 4 years. In fact they're still in one piece to this day sitting on the Jeep waiting to go to scrap. Every time they would start to get streaky I'd scrub them with invisible glass or windshield washer solvent (usually Rain-X solvent) on a rag and that cleared them up every time. Every pair of Rain-X blades I've ever seen usually crap out and fall apart around 1 years time (or at least the low-buck blades).

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i put the expensive bosch icon's on my ram and i really love them. expensive, but they work better than the cheap wipers. They also seem to be lasting really well, too.
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Anybody know what brand the dodge dealers use? I've had my Jeep Patriot since '09, and still havn't changed out the blades.
same on 08 silverado, 240,000 miles also
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #10
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Looks like Bosch FTW! I had them on my old Silverado and they held up through anything until I broke them. Remember the 2 blizzards we had in December of 2010? Well I was driving up to houghton lake at like 9pm during a white out! VERY STUPID! But I can drive in anything so it was just another challenge for me. Anyway, the wipers were great all the way up. Problem was my windshield defrost couldn't keep the piling snow and ice off the wipers. So at the 202, I had to stop and get out and try and knock the ice off the drivers side wiper. I ended up breaking the clip so I couldn't put it back on. I had to put the passenger side on the driver side. Stopped at the west branch in West Branch thinking it was a 24/7, but to my surprise it closed at 11pm and I was there at like 1130. JUST MY LUCK! So when I finally got up to Houghton Lake, I got a cheap wiper blade the next day at Advance Auto Parts to put on the passenger side. The driver side always looked good. The passenger side looked like crap cause it was the cheap bootleg brand. Anyway, just my $.02! I love the Bosch blades!
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I have bosch too, $40 for the set and couldn't be happier with how well they work.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #12
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Looks like bocsh is the chit! Just doesn't seem right to fork out $40 for blades though! Theres what, maybe $5 worth of material in them?!?!
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rainx completely suck they use low quality rubber the thing you are paying for on wipers is technology which technology is the best. if you dont want to pay for bosch go with trico neoform
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I don't remember off hand what I have on my cobalt, have had them on for 2 years, they were trico I think, and it left a nice film on the glass that didn't let shit stay on the glass and would either bead off or come off with water, they just now are takin a crap...but most of the wipers now have that arch to them and sit on the glass better... I too would go with Bosch tho.
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rainx completely suck they use low quality rubber the thing you are paying for on wipers is technology which technology is the best. if you dont want to pay for bosch go with trico neoform
rainx blades may suck BUT rainx liquid product applied to windows and mirrors is worth EVERY PENNY and the labor involved.

could make cheaper blades work much better?
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rainx completely suck they use low quality rubber the thing you are paying for on wipers is technology which technology is the best. if you dont want to pay for bosch go with trico neoform
Low quality is the trouble I have with the anco brand. after about a month, they dont flip any more. And the cheap-O ones that wal-mart carry are even worse! They fall apart within a couple months.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #17
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had a set of meijer wiper blades on the jeep for 2 years bought them BOGO, spent $6 cleaned them, they worked awesome.

i refuse to spend more than $10 each on a wiper blade.
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rainx blades may suck BUT rainx liquid product applied to windows and mirrors is worth EVERY PENNY and the labor involved.

could make cheaper blades work much better?

X2, Rain-X ftw

I use anco blades and probably rain-X the glass once a month.

The Bosch Icons are nice as are the Anco contours.
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In my experience selling all of them. Anco and Bosch are ok, Trico and Rain-x are junk. But there are no good blades out there.
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its recommended to swap them every 6 months, they get trashed from the heat, tree sap, and bugs in the summer, and the ice, snow, and salt spray in the winter.

Walmart has a Bosch blade that is like an Icon (no A & B numbers and the latch is a little different) for $15 each.
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