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Old 01-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Silicone vs. Graphite-coated rubber? (Wiper blades)

Alright. Some jack-off jacked up the FoFo the other night, and broke into someone else's car. They messed up my passenger-side wiper blade. I guess they didn't like that I had them up off the window so they wouldn't freeze...

So... Silicone vs. Graphite-coated rubber. I know the RainX Latitude is graphite-coated rubber, and received high marks from a Consumer Reports test done a couple years back. They said it maintained the same top-notch performance throughout the six month test frame, while other did not.

But what about these silicone blades? I would think they do not freeze, and would provide a better fit to the windshield... True? Also, PIAA is the only ones I know of that have silicone. I am looking to spend no more than $45 for BOTH blades. We have AutoZone, O'Reilly, and NAPA. And, of course, Amazon.

Also, possible in bracket-less form?

What do y'all think?


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Old 01-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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Finally found some reviews of a silicone blade. Namely, the Silblade Premiums.

Here they are:
http://offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1247
http://www.yotatech.com/f2/review-si...runner-133149/

I figure... If they're good enough for off-roaders, they're good enough for me. Having had a Tacoma and Jeep before, I know the kind of torture they put their blades through. Haha.

$25 on Amazon for a pair, with free shipping. I'm all over that!
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