Question on Windshield Wipers.

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Question on Windshield Wipers.

Post by Briano1234 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:26 am

I am a Stock kind of guy, and have been looking at buying a new set of blades for the Cabby.

The issue that I have besides being uglier than hell at the mount, when they came out, do you think the look of the newer style bosch blades is better at safety than the stock?

http://www.boschautoparts.com/WiperBlad ... /Icon.aspx.

The issue came up because my son drove the cabby and it was sitting in a parking lot. From the passing cars I quess it got a film on it. I Drove it last night, and when I hit the wiper fluid I took the white powder and turned it in to a White Spray Job on my windshield. Add to the problem with driving West in to the setting sun..... I was blinded temporarily.... Gas station and washer squeegee. It still has a Haze this morning.
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Re: Question on Windshield Wipers.

Post by bbrown » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:03 pm

Not sure on those blades, they are kind of like the RainX Latitude blades. Some of the family has them and I think they are okay. I was always a fan of the Plane-Jane Michelin wiper blades and run them faithfully on my Ranger, but I haven't found them in the right size for the Cabby...

RainX rain repellent works great and I swear buy it as a means to help keep a clean windshield.

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Re: Question on Windshield Wipers.

Post by Calimus » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:30 pm

I have the blades on just about all my cars. They work great. The cabby is the only thing that doesn't have them currently and that just because it hasn't seen daylight let alone rain in years.
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Re: Question on Windshield Wipers.

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:41 pm

Calimus wrote:I have the blades on just about all my cars. They work great. The cabby is the only thing that doesn't have them currently and that just because it hasn't seen daylight let alone rain in years.

Could it be the Swiss cheese that your top is made of? :)
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Re: Question on Windshield Wipers.

Post by Calimus » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:53 pm

It could be indeed. :P
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Re: Question on Windshield Wipers.

Post by gull » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:11 pm

I like RainX but find you have to use the RainX washer fluid with it; otherwise the washer fluid starts to remove it and it streaks. The downside of that is the washer fluid will spot your paint downwind of the washer nozzles.
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Re: Question on Windshield Wipers.

Post by Calimus » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:24 pm

Rainex actually has wiper blades now. I used them on the Beetle and they lasted close to 2 years. Granted, they were not cheap, but they worked great when we took the car to Chicago in the winter.
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