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Old 10-27-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment

Snow, ice, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures make winter driving treacherous; nevertheless you're prepared, right? But what about your wiper blades?

If they're the same ones that baked on your windshield all summer then you could be in for problems. How do you know if your wiper blades are any good? At no time of the year is seeing out of your windshield more important, and more difficult, than in winter. Quality wiper blades should evenly and effectively squeegee water out of their path in both directions no matter what speed you're going. Soft rubber compounds necessary for wiper performance are always under attack by road grit, the sun, acid rain, tree sap, ice, and especially winter salt. Arm your car or truck with Rain-X Glass Treatment and Rain-X wipers.

Rain-X Latitude 8-In-1 Wiper Blades are the ultimate blades for sleet and snow. Unlike conventional wiper blade frames, the Latitude's beam design won't collect ice and snow, which can freeze conventional frames to the point where the blade no longer contacts the windshield. With Latitude blades you won't have to interrupt your trip to clear ice and snow from wiper blade frames, only to have them freeze again. You can check the presentation of this product here:

Rain-X - Latitude™ 8-in-1 18" Wiper Blade



Also Rain-X develops a line of related glass care products. Because Rain-X Glass Treatment requires the glass surface to be perfectly clean, Rain-X X-treme Clean is the perfect glass cleaner. It removes dirt, grime, and bugs, plus build-up that other cleaners leave behind, from glass and clear plastic. Rain-X 2-In-1 Glass Cleaner not only cleans, it also applies a rain repellent to improve wet weather driving. Click
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Check an article on our website to learn more about these products: The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades

And are you ready for the winter?
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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I've never once in my life ever had a wiper blade that could actually just work.
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And are you ready for the winter?
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Methinks Carid doesn't know their audience.

This ad would be more suited to a one page ad in a waiting room magazine such as Women's Health or Redbook any other venue where the owner likely owns an appliance car (Camry/Accord/Maytag)
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My NB is an appliance car... I just know going in that wipers just don't work in the winter time. I've lived here long enough to know that.
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rainx non impregnated wipers are fine.

rainx treatment sucks bawls. get aquapel or Gtechniq G1. The latter lasts 6 months easy.
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I'm waiting to see how my Gtechniq holds up in the winter and if it's as good as they say it is for ice and snow.

So far i've been pretty happy with it in the rain.
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I put it on my cars last November and I still get some benefit even now. Probably the biggest bonus of running it is that your windows never stay dirty for long. Stuff just doesn't stick, even long after the shedding capability is reduced.
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I've never once in my life ever had a wiper blade that could actually just work.
The bosch ones kick *** for like a month and then they suck huge dicks, the rainx ones kick as much *** but last 3 months then are marginal after that. When I was a kid I remember when you could get a year out of the super cheap ones from walmart, now those stupid things dont even work brand new.
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when I was a kid everything cost a nickel and the sky was always blue and we were all rich and didn't want for anything.

but then again my memory sucks.

Seriously, the long-term glass treatments will prolong the life of wipers.

The thing that kills wipers the most is dirty windshields--particularly in cars where the wipe doesn't wait for the squirt when pulling the lever to wash the window.
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In for Rev built wiper delay circuit.
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How to never use your wipers ever again.



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Ceramic Opticoat Glass treatment(permanent ceramic sealant)

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That link is optimum glOss and it is not recommended for glAss.

optimum glAss lasts a year.
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That link is optimum glOss and it is not recommended for glAss.

optimum glAss lasts a year.
Too right, I linked to the wrong product since I was in a rush.

REAL Glass Sealant
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Or if you don't mind reapplication every once in a while, I really really love Adam's Car Care products. Usually cheaper than the oontz stuff, and works just as well. Their anywhere spray wax is the **** for door jams or hard to reach places. No need to wipe it off either.

Adam's Glass Sealant
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Obviously not windshield related exactly but I plan on getting my 6ULs coated with opti-coat when they arrive.

I figure getting them coated when brand new will be the best possible application and keep them looking good for as long a time as possible and make them easier to clean.
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as much as I want to try that glass sealant stuff, $80? no way lol

i think I'll try that Gtechniq or Adams stuff though, at $20 its not too bad
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One small bottle of the Gtechniq did both Miata's. 3 coats on the front windows and 1 on the sides.
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I have the big bottle of GTechniq and I have done two cars, all windows twice. I have a lot left.
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I have the big bottle of lube and I have done two orgies, all holes twice. I have a lot left.
Fixed that for ya. *









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