Wiper Blades

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  1. XxdiggitxX

    XxdiggitxX Bobtail Member

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    Can i have some suggestions on quality wipers? I am looking for winter performance, and strength in high winds, as well as a clean swipe throughout its life.

    Truck stop wiler blades are usually junk after a week in my experience, Walmart wipers are made for cars and dont work well for me at all

    Thanks!

    - I use 22" large hook blades
     
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  3. Upinsmoke

    Upinsmoke Medium Load Member

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    Use rain x on your windows..blades won't matter..
     
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  4. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    I buy the rainex wiper blades from Walmart work great
     
  5. Upinsmoke

    Upinsmoke Medium Load Member

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    Considering trucks sit outside their entire life, expect to buy new blades every 3 months.
    Anything with rain x on it is a quality product you can trust.
     
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  6. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    I’m a wiper snob and I agree on the rain x wiper blades from Walmart. Think they are the one for $9 each.

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    make sure you get the beam style not the truss ones.
     
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  7. XxdiggitxX

    XxdiggitxX Bobtail Member

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    Thanks everyone! It seems the consensus is Rain-X.. I'll grab some tonight before I hit the mountains. Yall drive safe!
     
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    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I have to agree on the Rain-X blades.
    My company supplies cheap blades, but I buy the Rain-X blades for the winter months.

    And it is time I did that, so thanks for the reminder.
     
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  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    So the Rain-X beam blade came in second, but not by much and at a much cheaper cost.

    But I would advise against the treated Rain-X blade.
    It does not do that much and the untreated blade is cheaper. I have used both.

    If you want a Rain-X treated windshield, it is far better to apply Rain-X directly.
    Or use the Rain-X wiper fluid, which does more than the wiper blade but not nearly the job applying it directly does.


    I have been an avid fan of Rain-X since it first came out.
    Not so much with the truck.

    The glass has to be absolutely clean when you apply it, for best effect.
    And you need to apply a few coats to get the full effect.
    Using wipers will wipe it away before long, and then you do it again.

    It is not as simple as wiping it on.
    You wipe it on, then basically polish the glass with a cloth. Then do it again a couple times.

    Actually, use a paper towel to wipe it on in a small circular motion all over the glass. The paper will take up embedded dirt in the pores of the glass. Go over it a few times until there is just a thin haze on the glass.
    Then get a soft cotton cloth to polish it clear. I used a t-shirt.
    Do that a couple more times to get the full effect.
    That is for virgin extra clean glass.

    If you never have to use the wipers it will last quite a while.
    But every sweep of the wipers will remove some of the coating.
    Even heavy rain will wash it away.

    Water is the universal solvent, after all.
    Water is some amazing stuff.
     
  11. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    We had wiper blades that were just a metal strip folded over itself and slot to hold a entire rubber section from anything long and thin enough to fit inside the bolt as a wiper blade.

    I do not recall buying a wiper blade in my life for a 18 wheeler and the shops usally takes care of those small details often enough to where its generally not a problem. Fall into winter is the particular time.

    Sometimes it is easier.
     
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