Wiper Blades

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

  1. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    Valrico FL
    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

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    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

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    Shut it down, because it is not worth the risk.
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  4. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    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.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    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

    Jul 11, 2011
    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

    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    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

    Feb 21, 2010
    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

    Dec 14, 2011
    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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