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Winter wiper blades

SlimJim Z71

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Cary, IL
I have never used these things for one reason or another. Do they work well? I'm really sick of the ice building up on them. Anyone tried these things???
 

flakesmeangreen

Senior Member
Location
Lords Valley, PA
yeah i use 'em and they work...better than the regular ones. the rubber boot helps keep the ice and snow out. for the small amount of cash get 'em...and if you're real good you'll store your "3 season blades" and put them back on in the spring!
 

75

PlowSite.com Addict
The "winter wiper blades" with the rubber boot on them have always worked OK for me, I just leave 'em on all year round. Never know, it MIGHT snow in July one of these years........... :D
 

66Construction

Senior Member
Location
Albany NY
I love em. They're a must have in the snow, but I've found it best to get rid of them come spring, they wear out and dont quite get the rain off the windshield.
Casey
 

thelawnguy

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Central CT
Good for snow, but useless over 40mph due to wind lift as they dont have the air dam like the oem, so if I need to travel Ill swap back the regular ones.
 

CT18fireman

Banned
Location
Western CT
Lawnguy on my 4runner and the wifes pathfinder I put airdams off of wrecked Audi's onto the wiper arms. Works very well up to about 70mph with the winter blades.
 

TRINITY

Junior Member
Location
Wisconsin
Yes, they work well enough to make buying them worth it. I do not use them in the summer because the sun eventually dries out the rubber and they tear.
 

TLS

PlowSite.com Addict
They are made of a softer compound and are a thicker contact patch with the windshield. They do drag the wiper motor more, but the snow-clogged freeze ups are a thing of the past. Come April, its back to NEW regular blades. I will be putting a NEW set of winter ANCO's on in about a week or so. Wipers are too cheap to mess with storing or saving. Safety is my main concern.
 

CT18fireman

Banned
Location
Western CT
I will be changing all the trucks within the next week or so. The dust that gets on windshield during cleanups makes me wit to change them until after we are done.
 

nsmilligan

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Nova Scotia
Here's a tip that works really well for me, winter wiper blades or not,
Go to your local auto parts store and buy a can of DRY SILICONE spray, then either remove the blades from the truck (recommended if its cold or wet out), or prop them up off the windshield make sure they are dry, and give them a good coating of the spray and allow to dry for a few minutes.
This really helps in keeping snow and ice from building up on the blades.
A treatment will usually last 3-4 storms.

Bill
PS This was mentioned in a previous post, but a good coating of Rain X or similar product, on the windshield, mirrors, and headlights, works wonders on keeeping snow and ice from building up while plowing
 
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SlimJim Z71

SlimJim Z71

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Cary, IL
Isn't there some product out there that is supposed to be better than Rain-X??? I thought I saw a commercial a while back for something, but I for got what it was. I've tried Rain-X, and it seems to work well in heavy rain, but light rain seems to make it more difficult to see. Has anyone had good experiences with Rain-X or something similar in the snow?
 
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