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Bosch Wiper Blades (MicroEdge, Excel+, Evolution, ICON) 10 71.43%
Michelin Wiper Blades (Traditional, Stealth Hybrid) 0 0%
PIAA Wiper Blades (SI-Tech Silicone, Super Silicone, Super Sporza, Forza Hybrid) 2 14.29%
Rain-X Wiper Blades (Latitude, Repel, Weatherbeater) 1 7.14%
Valeo Wiper Blades (Premium, Original, SWF, Ultimate, Gen2, Tec3) 1 7.14%
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Question What is your preferred brand/type of Wiper Blades?

What do you like or think are the best?

If I don't have your brand and/or type in the poll, feel free to post it.
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Re: What is your preferred brand/type of Wiper Blades?

I've always bought bosch icons once the oem's wore out.

Just replaced the OEM's on my SRT with ICONS. I love em.
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I've always bought bosch icons once the oem's wore out.

Just replaced the OEM's on my SRT with ICONS. I love em.
Same here brother, Their great
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Re: What is your preferred brand/type of Wiper Blades?

I like their excel+ blades, they have always worked well for me.
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Re: What is your preferred brand/type of Wiper Blades?

I usually put on the Rain X on my car but i just switched to the bocsh icons. I love thoes blades. Much better in my mind and a little cheeper than the RainX ones.
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Anyone ever try the Rain-X windshield spray with a pair of high quality blades?
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Anyone ever try the Rain-X windshield spray with a pair of high quality blades?
Yes....I use the Rain-X treatment and run the Icons. It's unbeatable with the crappy weather we get here. It greatly reduces the ability of snow and ice to stick, rain runs off like it would a well-waxed painted surface. I actually just got done Rain-X'ing my ride tonight after I washed it. I'll be doing the wife's WK this weekend too. Also running Icons on hers.

The Icons and the Michelin's have no exposed metal...and are therefore impervious to salt and moisture. I occassionaly wipe mine down with rubbing alcohol to keep them clean. I bought my Icons when I bought my WJ (summer of 2010) and they are still like new. No streaking or chattering, and the leave my windshield clean and dry. I think the Rain-X treatments have a lot to do with that.
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Yes....I use the Rain-X treatment and run the Icons. It's unbeatable with the crappy weather we get here. It greatly reduces the ability of snow and ice to stick, rain runs off like it would a well-waxed painted surface. I actually just got done Rain-X'ing my ride tonight after I washed it. I'll be doing the wife's WK this weekend too. Also running Icons on hers.

The Icons and the Michelin's have no exposed metal...and are therefore impervious to salt and moisture. I occassionaly wipe mine down with rubbing alcohol to keep them clean. I bought my Icons when I bought my WJ (summer of 2010) and they are still like new. No streaking or chattering, and the leave my windshield clean and dry. I think the Rain-X treatments have a lot to do with that.
Sounds like a great combination
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Re: What is your preferred brand/type of Wiper Blades?

I have the icons installed on mine but are now truly at the end of their lifes, 3 yr old. To be fair I really abused them in Winter, using them to scrape of the ice/snow etc and in Winter these blades rock. However, I found they didn't quite clear the entire 'contact area' near the ends the blade just didn't perform well and the backstroke sometimes left streaks.

So this year I'm gonna try a regular blade again and go for the PIAA silicone ones.
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However, I found they didn't quite clear the entire 'contact area' near the ends the blade just didn't perform well and the backstroke sometimes left streaks.
I've had that same problem where the contact was not uniform across the entire blade thus creating a bunch of streaks which sucks lol
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Yes....I use the Rain-X treatment and run the Icons. It's unbeatable with the crappy weather we get here. It greatly reduces the ability of snow and ice to stick, rain runs off like it would a well-waxed painted surface. I actually just got done Rain-X'ing my ride tonight after I washed it. I'll be doing the wife's WK this weekend too. Also running Icons on hers.

The Icons and the Michelin's have no exposed metal...and are therefore impervious to salt and moisture. I occassionaly wipe mine down with rubbing alcohol to keep them clean. I bought my Icons when I bought my WJ (summer of 2010) and they are still like new. No streaking or chattering, and the leave my windshield clean and dry. I think the Rain-X treatments have a lot to do with that.
Mr. Tony is absolutely 1000% correct here, a good coat of rain-x on the windshield makes wiper blades obsolete during most rainy weather. It definitely improves snow/ice resistance in the winter too. Thanks Tony for the reminder that I need to re-apply rain-x this weekend.
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