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Wiper blades

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jjtmarineb2, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. jjtmarineb2

    jjtmarineb2 Member
    Messages: 79

    Just wondering what everyone runs for wiper blades? I hate those cheasy looking ones with the "bicycle inner tube" wrapped around them, but you don't want them freezing up either. I think the bosch icons are kind of cool, they are a one piece design that flexes instead of having a framework.
  2. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,641

    on my plow truck i just run anco's from walmart..i hate those "winter" blades..they dont last but a week and do not swipe more then 1/4 of the window at a time because they dont flex..so i've found the open syle ones to work best...plus they dont fall apart when you bang them on the window to get the ice off of them. and if they do die..they are like $5 to replace i normaly replace my blades once a year.

    i have the bosch icons on my explorer...i love the wipers except in the winter the freeze easly and dont swipe the whole window..plus i have screwed up a set now trying to get them unfrozen from the windsheild after being parked..not somthing you wanna do when the wipers are $20 each!! otherwise they are great.
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    I find the winter blades work for me:)
  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Rainx Winter blades. Work great so far.
  5. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,641

    thats what gets me, alot of people say great things about winter blades..but i've tryed diff sets and diff brands and every time they were worthless for me..i dont get it lol im glad they work well for others though..maybe im just crazy or an idiot...or both? i dunno haha
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Don't get the triple edge from walmart. There supposed to last the life of your truck. I've had mine for two months and there all torn up and falling apart. I think I'm gonna try the rain x!

    98 f-150 4x4 w/timbrens
    Meyer St 7.5 (wings soon)
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    try annco blades
  8. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I have always had good luck with the high end Bosch wiper blades. I am gonna try the Icons next if my current ones ever wear out.
  9. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    when i bought my truck used it came with the icons. I just rteplaced them with another set of icons, best wiper, they work great.
  10. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103

    I've always used Anco Winter blades. I get two years out of them and then I end up replacing them because the rubber dry rots, not because they can't clean the windshield. A few years back, everyone stopped carrying them and I was forced to try other brands. None of them lasted more than 6 months. I finally found Walmart and AutoZone selling Anco Winter blades again, so I switched all my vehicles back over. In the spring I get them on clearance at Walmart for $5 each and I keep them for future use.
  11. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Just a little helpful hint to help with wiper blades....There is a product that works and works WELL to preserve the life and performance of these blades. It is called 303 Wiper Treatment. It stops streaking and chattering, and many blades that we THINK are worn out and not fixable, really are. Yes,..they DO wear out...especially with our applications - dealing with ice and all,..but this product CERTainly helps to get much more life out of them. wesport
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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  13. tinymitymo

    tinymitymo Member
    Messages: 91

  14. Tuxx

    Tuxx Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 303

    Besides the cost,any reason why snowplowers don`t run Heated Wipers?
  15. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Anco winter blades all the way. Overall they wipe great on my truck, miss a little on the corners but it doesnt matter to me. Regular blades always freeze up on me. I had Bosch Icons on my truck in the summer (best blade I've ever used), but they sucked imo once it started snowing. They constantly froze up on me.
  16. tinymitymo

    tinymitymo Member
    Messages: 91

    I cannot speak for others.....

    But I like my plow truck to be as featureless as possible.....

    Less to go wrong.....

    And the truck is usually so warm I have the window down.....

    Snow and ice on the windshield is not an issue untill I have to clean it off after it sits in the yard..

    $0.02 deposited:waving:
  17. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Anco winter blades . I also keep 4 extra behind the seat JIC:dizzy:
  18. rmorrison9773

    rmorrison9773 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    During a recent storm I ended up switching to Anco winter blades, the standard ones froze so bad I couldn't't see anything. And that was on the way to the first push.
  19. Ford Guy

    Ford Guy Member
    Messages: 39

    i put heated wiper blades on my truck this season and i love them. i'd never go back, haven't had to bang off my blades this year.
  20. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I use the winter ones and so far they are better than the ones that were on my truck when I bought it.