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Old 25 Feb 2004, 09:50 am   #1 (permalink)
ZZonka Tonka
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Default Best windshield wiper replacement

What are the best? Seems I replace them and they work fine for a while
then streak. I there a certain brand that holds up better then others?
Does rain-ex or whatever it's called help?

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Old 25 Feb 2004, 12:36 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I use the factory refills without problems.

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Old 25 Feb 2004, 03:05 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Have you tried carefully cleaning the windshield? By the way, Consumer
Reports rated blades a while back. Toyota did well if my memory is correct.
CR recommended replacement every 6 months I think which of course no one
does.


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> What are the best? Seems I replace them and they work fine for a while
> then streak. I there a certain brand that holds up better then others?
> Does rain-ex or whatever it's called help?
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Old 25 Feb 2004, 04:23 pm   #4 (permalink)
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ZZonka Tonka wrote:
> What are the best? Seems I replace them and they work fine for a while
> then streak. I there a certain brand that holds up better then others?
> Does rain-ex or whatever it's called help?
>

I used to use Anco with good results, they lasted 6-9 months. Last year
appx late fall or early winter I installed Trico Teflon refills. They
cost appx 30% more than Anco or Trico standard but they have lasted for
over 16 months. The have just started to streak a little when windshield
is slightly wet so I will be replacing them, with the same Trico Teflon,
soon as rain season is near. They are a little harder to find, but seem
to be available in more places now than a couple years ago, than Anco so
you might have to shop around. If you do get them make sure you use the
little packet that comes with them, it's a cleaner or activator - I
don't remember exactly. It looks like a handy-wipe, I was told the
blades don't last near as long if you don't use it.
Hope this helps,
davidj92 (Dave)

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Old 26 Feb 2004, 12:07 am   #5 (permalink)
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Art wrote:
> Have you tried carefully cleaning the windshield? By the way,
> Consumer Reports rated blades a while back. Toyota did well if my
> memory is correct. CR recommended replacement every 6 months I think
> which of course no one does.
>


Every SIX months?/ You HAVE to be kidding! I just changed my first blade
on my 99 Camry.


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>> What are the best? Seems I replace them and they work fine for a
>> while then streak. I there a certain brand that holds up better
>> then others? Does rain-ex or whatever it's called help?



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Old 27 Feb 2004, 12:06 pm   #6 (permalink)
ZZonka Tonka
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Wiper report !!!!! For those who are waiting with baited breath,

I had some kind of different wipers on my Mazda pickup, they worked
very well for a long time, they were kind of gray instead of black
colored. I never gave it much thought before, but those wipers were
different, lasted longer and wiped cleaner.
Anyway I wound up going on down to Auto Zone and getting Anco or what
ever they sell, one more time. The counter dude said I'd need to buy two
sizes as the passenger side is a different length then the drivers? I only
got the drivers side and changed it, hell if the passengers want to see
clearly they can buy their own, also did the rain-x stuff. I like it
when highway driving and I pass a semi, the rain and irty road mist blows
right off and I don't have that one or two seconds of blindness waiting for
the windshield wiper. I still wondering what kind or brand those wipers
are on the Mazda.
Report over, go back to sleep.

ZZonka Tonka wrote:

> What are the best? Seems I replace them and they work fine for a while
> then streak. I there a certain brand that holds up better then others?
> Does rain-ex or whatever it's called help?


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Old 28 Feb 2004, 09:19 am   #7 (permalink)
Phyl/Ron Johnson
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When the wipers begin to streak, we clean them, try them to see if we
eliminated the problem, if not, we replace them immediately.
Doesn't make sense to have less than ideal vision when driving a great
car that costs a LOT more than a couple of blades. Kind of like trying
to squeeze some extra miles out of an oil filter....illogical?

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