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    I've had good luck with rain-x latitudes. Usually i can find them on ebay for half or at least $15 less than in most stores. Just don't get the ones only for i & u hooks. I live in pa and they usually go about a year.

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Quote Originally Posted by EcSTSatic View Post
    No one is using any of these fancy multi-edge blades?
    You mean these ridiculous things?



    They grip the shield so well that they break & fly off!
    Had several customers come in with one wiper left and a big scratch on the other side.
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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Oh good Lord. What will they think of next. That's kind of like razor blades. One wasn't enough so they went to two. I think they are up to five now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec ETC ECS
    You mean these ridiculous things?
    That's what I was thinking.

    I think he meant something like this:
    http://www.ecklerschevelle.com/wiper...1964-1972.html

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    That's what I was thinking.

    I think he meant something like this:
    http://www.ecklerschevelle.com/wiper...1964-1972.html
    Yes, the single blades with multi edges
    I think even Bosch had them

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    When I got my car 3 years ago it had the lowest end, cheapest bosch brand on it and they still work great.

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Quote Originally Posted by EcSTSatic View Post
    Yes, the single blades with multi edges
    I think even Bosch had them
    Oh, good. I was worried you were gonna put those other silly things on your STS. I don't think they come in Diamond White, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13ir14314 View Post
    When I got my car 3 years ago it had the lowest end, cheapest bosch brand on it and they still work great.
    I wouldn't expect cheapest & Bosch would be in the same sentence.

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Bosch aren't the cheapest, but I've had very good luck with them.

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Quote Originally Posted by EcSTSatic View Post
    My STS's windshield wipers clean pretty good right now but they are tearing where they attach to the arms. I don't know who made them. Do you guys have a preference on brands and models? I can start looking for a deal online. We have our typical rainy season in the spring, thunderstorms in the summer, and frost, ice and a little snow in the winter. It's never the same two years in a row. Thanks.
    I use Rain-X. It sucks a little when it drizzles, but other than that you hardly need the wipers, especially on the freeway. And I am very happy with those silicone type of blades.

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Quote Originally Posted by 70eldo View Post
    I use Rain-X. It sucks a little when it drizzles, but other than that you hardly need the wipers, especially on the freeway. And I am very happy with those silicone type of blades.
    Would Rain-X affect the RainSense on the STS? I would think anything that reduced the friction on the glass would help shed water, and even prolong the life of the edge of the blade. Or maybe it would just cause them to collect more crud.

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Rain-X is great. Works so well I rarely ever use the wipers. Still have the factory blades on it.

    It will not affect RainSense.

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    ............. BUT Rain-X is not just a slap it on and go deal. You need to apply it to a clean windshield and buff the heck out of it - if you even think you can see a faint trace of the stuff when looking across the windshield at an angle you haven't buffed it enough.

    It's the greatest stuff on earth for plastic boat windshields and roll-up flybridge enclosures.

    No, it has no effect on RainSense because it does not affect light transmission through the glass.

    How do you get it OFF the windshield ??? Buy a pint of grain alcohol at the liquor store. Carefully wash the windshield with it - several times. Drink the remainder. It's only 190 proof - good night. (Grain alcohol (ethanol) also removes magic marker and Sharpie inks.)

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    ............. BUT Rain-X is not just a slap it on and go deal. You need to apply it to a clean windshield and buff the heck out of it - if you even think you can see a faint trace of the stuff when looking across the windshield at an angle you haven't buffed it enough.

    It's the greatest stuff on earth for plastic boat windshields and roll-up flybridge enclosures.

    No, it has no effect on RainSense because it does not affect light transmission through the glass.

    My dad used and has been using rain-X on all his cars since i was knee high to a grasshopper, on the 57, 58 and 59 Fairlanes it was a long buffing job lol

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    Re: What do you wipe with?

    I never found a real need to buff it off per the directions. I drip it across the windshield, wipe it on as it drips down and rinse off the film. Works like a charm with a lot less work. Try it sometime. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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    I've always used RainX Latitude or Bosch Icon blades on my Cadillac's, whichever is on sale...
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