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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 08:41 AM
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Re: Wiper Blades

Anybody using the Michelin Radius??
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the blades also doubled in size since the older Bu's

I get a lot of streak on mine though? (on the left side)
I replaced them with Bosch Icon blades
But I still get streaks iunno bad luck I guess?
My OEM's have streaked low on the driver's side from the very beginning. I have no idea how to adjust them but it's on my list for the dealer. But honestly, there isn't enough serious stuff on the list yet to spend the time/trouble dealing with it. (Knock on wood)
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Take a rag wet with windshield wash fluid and wipe the blade contact area, works for me.
+1 -- This was discussed before I think too. I clean and wipe down the blades alot as grime stuck on there seems to degrade the life exponentially. The Valeo blades have been working OK for me -- got some cheap on amazon to replace.

After this set im giving the Rain-X from costco a pop.


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Has anyone had trouble getting the RainX Latitudes to fit? I'm pretty handy and the clip was smaller than the mating blade. Stood in the rain for 20 minutes and then went in and spent almost $50 on a set of Bosch Icons that took 30 seconds to install.

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I tried the RainX latitude wipers, problem is they aren't stable on the windshield at 65+ mph. They jitter across and leave obnoxious blindspots that can be hazardous in heavy traffic. Additionally, the passenger side doesn't have the curvature or bracing to stay flush with the windshield on the edge so the outer 1-2 inches dont get wiped.

Like the other person that got stuck in the rain trying to figure it out, getting it attached took me a good deal of effort because the instructions are poor. Once you get it, however, they do lock on properly.

Spend a little more and get a better brand or just go with OEM.


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Re: Wiper Blades

I bought Bosch "OE" blades last time and was satisfied. I need to replace them this year and I'll use them again. The "OE" version uses the OEM-type attachment and they go on easily. All the other brands use some funky, wonky adapter that is hard to figure out, hard to attach, and doesn't seem to hold them very snugly.


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I have found with some brands of wiper blades you need to look up an actual part number. There can be 2 or more part numbers of the same blade model at the same length, the difference being the supplied adapters. I know this is the case for all models of Trico brand wiper blades.

I don't know if this is true for Rain-X blades or not.
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am i just that dense that i cant figure out how to attach a pair of wipers to this car.....lol
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I bought Rain X blades for our 06 malibu when we had it and they lasted a couple weeks before one flew off. Luckily it wasn't raining or it probably would have caused an accident or at the least scratched the windshield up bad from the arm scraping the glass. I saw reviews of them online and others reported the same issues. I won't even give them another chance.
I went and bought Bosch blades afterwards and they lasted almost 2 years, I will probably be buying them for the new malibu when the time comes.

I just had to get some wipers for my 97 Cougar and went with the Trico NeoForm that are on sale at Advance Auto for $14.99 a piece but if you use code P20 online and then pick them up at the store it drops them down to $11.99 a piece.


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Re: Wiper Blades

Find blades that use the OE-style attachment. They attach really easily. The aftermarket ones that use the "universal" adapter (what a joke!) take almost a college degree to figure out.


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