Wiper Blades

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by XxdiggitxX, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    Apply lot of rainx to your windshield like @Upinsmoke said. That stuff is amazing. I have a pickup that I shaved everything on including the cowel so it has no wipers and I can drive in Florida monsoons just fine because of lots of rainx. Key is to apply once a week for a few weeks. That will fill in all the imperfections in the glass and then it's just like once a month to maintain it. Rainx blades are the way to go too like everyone has suggested.
     
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  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Im not certain if additional information made it through or were lost in the ether while posting. I'll try again one more time.

    When you know a couple of hours before entering raging winter weather. Run your defroster on high for a minimum of 1 hour, Heated mirrors and wipers come on at 30 minutes before storm. When you get there they are going to be running.
     
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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Shut it down, because it is not worth the risk.
     
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  4. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    I just buy the cheap ones at Wally world. I usually pick up 2 pairs (4 blades total) at a time. There inexpensive enough to change when ever I want to change them. Sometimes they last a fee weeks and sometimes a few months. For about the price of a pack of smokes they could be replaced everyday.
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    10-4 on the Rain-X. And in the summer it makes the bugs come off easier too.
     
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  6. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    Wiper snob LOL - I don’t know how many times I’ve gotten into a different truck and the blades are junk. Falling apart. That’s the first thing I do is put some new ones on there. I usually get mid priced ones and change em often.
     
  7. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    For winter driving, it's best to get a closed frame wiper blade rather than the open frame metal blades. The closed frame wiper blade resists freezing up and lifting off the glass. I also found that the curved blade held better contact than a straight blade that then tried to follow the window curve.
    Don't go cheap, your life may depend on it.
     
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  8. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    Hmmm $4.99-7 a blade or $28-32 a blade. I'll go cheap and change often..the difference in price is enough I can change weekly if I want/need. But that's just me.
     
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  9. Agtrucker

    Agtrucker Light Load Member

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    I’ve had pretty good luck with the brand scrub blade. They are a double wiper blade. I think you should be able to get them at t/a
     
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