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12-11-2003 08:26 AM
RPIJG
Re: Winter Silblades

Quote:
Originally posted by hsantos
Today I got an email from Silblades General Manager, and he tells me that
they have a new model available....here's a part of his email:

[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]*
The Winter SilBlade is brand new, and we will add it to our new website.
But for now we only mention it on the current website and ask people to call us
to place an order.

For my money I'd get the Winter SilBlade for your winter driving.
The Winter SilBlade has the silicone rubber SilBlade and a heavy duty frame
covered with a silicone rubber boot. The only negative is that it is one UGLY looking
blade compared to SilBlade, but it really is a good product for winter.

For all other conditions, SilBlade or Ultra SilBlade are the best choice.
The difference here is that the SilBlade has a black metal frame and Ultra SilBlade
has colored metal frames. The blades are the same. I personally prefer the black
frame over the other one. The "stainless steel" is paint, not "real" stainless steel.

Both SilBlade and Ultra SilBlade are covered by our 5 year unconditional warranty.
Winter SilBlade carries a one year warranty due to the extreme weather it may face.
[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]*

So I decided to try them... and ordered a set for my car!

Ill you guys updated
Good to know about the winter set, I'm extremely pleased with my ultra silblades, I may purchase those. Enjoy, I know they are worth it.
12-10-2003 08:12 PM
bfocused I am the one in New York that doesn't know about bad winters. lol We just got 22 inches, and it was 7 degrees last night. We live about 150 miles south of Canada, and we know snow and we know cold.

I was at Wal-Mart last night and bought some winter blades for the car. I wish I had them Saturday during the storm. I had to stop more than once to break the ice off the blades. Once they ice up they are useless. So now with my new snow tires and my winter blades, I'll be ready for the next little storm.
bfocused
12-09-2003 10:57 PM
hsantos
Winter Silblades

Today I got an email from Silblades General Manager, and he tells me that
they have a new model available....here's a part of his email:

[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]*
The Winter SilBlade is brand new, and we will add it to our new website.
But for now we only mention it on the current website and ask people to call us
to place an order.

For my money I'd get the Winter SilBlade for your winter driving.
The Winter SilBlade has the silicone rubber SilBlade and a heavy duty frame
covered with a silicone rubber boot. The only negative is that it is one UGLY looking
blade compared to SilBlade, but it really is a good product for winter.

For all other conditions, SilBlade or Ultra SilBlade are the best choice.
The difference here is that the SilBlade has a black metal frame and Ultra SilBlade
has colored metal frames. The blades are the same. I personally prefer the black
frame over the other one. The "stainless steel" is paint, not "real" stainless steel.

Both SilBlade and Ultra SilBlade are covered by our 5 year unconditional warranty.
Winter SilBlade carries a one year warranty due to the extreme weather it may face.
[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]*

So I decided to try them... and ordered a set for my car!

Ill you guys updated
12-09-2003 05:33 PM
RPIJG I should also clarify, the winter blades were not Silblades they were Bosch winter blades, silblade only makes two types of blades, silblades and ultra silblades. And yes, yes it does suck.
12-09-2003 02:53 PM
knightm3
Quote:
Originally posted by RPIJG
I have had my one pair of winter blades float above the windshield because the air would literally lift them right up off the glass because of the closed housing.
That must suck
12-09-2003 11:07 AM
RPIJG Anco is good I guess, if you want to change your blades out come spring. Silicone is a far superior material for wiper blades. Silblades are PTFE coated silicone blades (thats Teflon for those who don't know). The blade deposits a microfilm of teflon on every pass which then in turn acts very much like Rain-X without the rain-x of course. As far as the blade freezing, I haven't had that problem....ever, I have had my one pair of winter blades float above the windshield because the air would literally lift them right up off the glass because of the closed housing.
12-09-2003 12:06 AM
knightm3
Quote:
Originally posted by EnigmaZV
:) Silicon blades don't protect the metal blade harness from freezing up. :) I think it's funny how he thinks New York is bad for cold and snow. That's a person who's never been to Winnipeg for the cold, or the Maritimes for the snow! Winter blades are the greatest invention ever! Being that I live in BC now I don't have to worry about it anymore, but just as I used to slap on my winter tires when I lived in Winnipeg, on went my winter blades. :) Oh yeah, and rain-x doesn't do crap in the winter when you get that brown/grey road slush caked up on your windshield from driving. :) Even a silicon blade'll wear out with all that grit on the windshield.
1. Everything is relative. For me, NY IS bad for cold and snow.
2. Rain-X does in fact help remove snow off the windshield at speed. Of course, I use a triple coating...
3. Yes, silicon blades will wear, the key is they wear a lot less.
12-08-2003 07:30 PM
hsantos So finaly...which ones are the best ones??

PIAA Winter Wipers?
SilBlades Winter Wipers?
Anco Winter Wipers??

Thanks
12-07-2003 01:36 AM
Kalos
Quote:
Originally posted by ZX3_Chick
Well, when my blades get ice on them I use this stuff by Prestone (it's in a spray bottle and I forget the name of it.) It works really well.
Check out www.microheat.com
11-28-2003 07:59 PM
sa_pyro_ne
Quote:
Originally posted by EnigmaZV
:) Silicon blades don't protect the metal blade harness from freezing up. :) I think it's funny how he thinks New York is bad for cold and snow. That's a person who's never been to Winnipeg for the cold, or the Maritimes for the snow! Winter blades are the greatest invention ever! Being that I live in BC now I don't have to worry about it anymore, but just as I used to slap on my winter tires when I lived in Winnipeg, on went my winter blades. :) Oh yeah, and rain-x doesn't do crap in the winter when you get that brown/grey road slush caked up on your windshield from driving. :) Even a silicon blade'll wear out with all that grit on the windshield.
I have to agree with that, I've been up to canada for hockey tournaments in the winter and its pretty snowy. Michigan gets it's share too since it's higher than some areas of canada, between the lower michigan and the UP is a huge difference so I can only guess what it's like in some places of canada.
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