Squeaky Windsheild Wipers

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  1. Zonny

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    Do I replace them or buy a new car? :dunno:



    Seriously, what's the best replacement? Has anyone tried the RainX brand?

    Mine are squeaking like a mouse with the tip of his tail in a trap and making me crazy!
     
  2. devildog2067

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    How old are the wiper blades?
     

  3. skanless

    skanless IPA ISLAND

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    I got the rainx and they work great. Don't get the cheap stuff because they don't last to long and start to smear the windshield. I had mine over a year and they work perfectly.
     
  4. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Turn them off after the rain stops. ;)


    I buy the cheapest ones I can find at Walmart for $2 and replace them once a year.
     
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    Do you rainx your windshield? Wipers will last a lot longer cause you won't use them as often.
     
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    plasticgunz Swollen Member CLM

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    I spent some time googling recently when I replaced my wiper blades. I found a lot of people saying that Valeo were the best.

    http://www.valeowipersusa.com

    So far, so good. Work very well. I found the best price for mine on eBay and Amazon.
     
  7. JuneyBooney

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    If the ashtray is not full and the car is running ok I think it would be cheaper to just buy new wipers. :supergrin:
     
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    Put Rainx on the windshield often and put 303 protectant on the blades often. Improves quality of life!
     
  9. rohanreginald

    rohanreginald Novice

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    Lubricate them. Any motor oil will do the trick. :whistling:
     
  10. Zonny

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    :impatient: I'm a girl but I'm not (quite) that dumb :wavey:
     
  11. Zonny

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    I use the RainX washer fluid. I shall buy some of the windshield treatment.
     
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    +1 on the RainEx.
    One of the great developments of western civilization.
     
  13. Zonny

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    No ashtray but my cup holders are full. Do you think I should start looking now? :whistling:
     
  14. Zonny

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    Not very old but since I live in 115 degree Phx. I don't expect them to last long.
     
  15. Nestor

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    I tried RainX and now (for me) this brand is called RainEx.
    This stuff died on me 2 weeks after I bought it.
    The cheapest metal wipers (I'm using two different kinds - one for the winter time, the other for the summer) are much better option IMO.
     
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    DO NOT get rain-x on your paint, it will bubble it off, and you will hate life.

    Just be careful with it.
     
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    Yep, that is a sign that you should start looking. I may recommend replacing the wipers on your old car just in case it rains while looking for the new car. :supergrin: I emptied my cup holders last night of lots of change.
     
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    At the shop here, we have tried all different brands of wiper. Bosch, RainX, Triton. Main thing to help wipers is to keep them and the windshield clean. We use a Service Pro that we sell to our customers. They usually run $7-$9 per blade. Don't waste the extra money on the fancy ones. They all last the same. The rainX ones like to smear the windshield. If you only spend a few bucks, then you don't feel so bad throwing them away and buying new ones. Usually the norm around here is about 6 mos. per set.
     
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