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Old 11-28-2003, 12:19 AM   #31
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k-mart (dunno specificly what brand that is) have worked fine with me, ad to replace the stock ones when i got the car used but the k-mart ones work fine in snow for me and our like $7 a peice, i live in michigan and we get a very good share of snow, trust me.

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I need to find something that helps de-ice my wipers too, whats the prestone stuff called?
I think it's called Fire & Ice but I don't remember. It comes in a can with a ice scraper on it. And it's yellow.
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Old 11-28-2003, 08:47 PM   #33
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:) 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.
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:) 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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Old 12-07-2003, 02:36 AM   #35
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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
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:30 PM   #36
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So finaly...which ones are the best ones??

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

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:) 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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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