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Old 03-16-2007, 11:15 PM   #11
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Ok so you say they are crap..

Why?

Why are they crap?

Many people can say a brand of something is Crap... Got a Reason?

Missing a Spot on a VERY curved Windshield is not a Good Reason to call them crap. You have a 2000+ Bonneville. The person that start the Thread has a 92-99 style.

I have a 92-99 Style. so i think i can Better say witch Wiper Blades work the best for this car.
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I have the Rain X ones and there crap.

Might I also suggest if you are going to use them get a smaller one for the passenger side as the end just doesnt hit the window.

I will not buy them again.
There are two Rain X ones

The ones you tried most likely where the crappy ones.

The new Style that they are talking about are the Frameless ones.

Bosch
Rain=X
Michelin

all make them, there are a few other brands also.

This is what they look like.




I Have the Michelin ones and they KICK A$$!!!!

80MPH and they do NOT streak or skip

They are $15 each at walmart.
Good thread! And thanks, badnit, going to definitely take a look at the Michy'* next time I'm there.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:21 PM   #13
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Ok so you say they are crap.. Because I spent $36 on them and not only does the passenger side wiper miss the top 2 inches of the windshield they also suck when its only drizzle.

Why? Read above

Why are they crap? Read Above

Many people can say a brand of something is Crap... Got a Reason? I said the Rain X Latitudes are Crap again READ above

Missing a Spot on a VERY curved Windshield is not a Good Reason to call them crap. You have a 2000+ Bonneville. The person that start(ed) th(is) Thread has a 92-99 (body)style.(edited)
why do they not get the whole windshield like the other brands with an arm

I have a 92-99 Style. so i think i can Better say witch Wiper Blades work the best for this car.

LMAO Bandito I Gave My Opinion
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Im not trying to be a D**k, im just trying to give reasons for why some are good and some are bad.

For the most part with Wiper blades.. you get what you pay for.

But from all the Diffract Brand Frame less ones i looked at in the stores, they are all the same.

So pick witch ever brand you want. they all should work about the same.


and just a note. i use Rain-X on my wind shield. I love it. But i still didn't go with rainX blades for one reason...

They cost to much for being the same as the $15 Michelin ones at walmart
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I have rain-x wipers, have had them for over a year now, and they work fantastic! just make sure you keep your window clean and if they start tp streak, clean the edge of the wiper off with a damp rag and they are back to working like new,

i have had mine through 2 winters, and im absolutely in love with them!

as for rain-x the product, it SUCKS.... i wax my windshield when i wax the rest of my car and it works 10x better and lasts 10x longer than rain-x....
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The rain-x blades are awesome. Mom has them on her chrysler and even if your windshield is dry the blades make no noise or anything.
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I just use the rain-X formula stuff on the windows, so once i get to 55mph and the blades start to skip a bit, by then the rain just glides off on its own!

works great, unless its lightly sprinkling, those tiny droplets don't roll off the window like the big'uns
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I am considering all three of those brands. I'm just waiting for someone to go on sale. Pepboys have the rainx latitudes on sale, Buy One Get One Free after mail in rebate , I hate rebates and about the time I get my rebate back it will be time replace the blades again .
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I'll probably take crap for this, but I like the cheap-o Anco blades for like $7 each. I probably replace them every 6 months and if one takes a crap for whatever reason I don't really sweat it. I think they do really well, ESPECIALLY for the price.
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My experience with the "frameless" wiper blades was incredible on my last car. But, because the Bonne'* wipers are lifted from the windshield when they "park", they may pick up ice/snow or other debris off the windshield reducing the blade-to-windshield contact. I have installed a set on my '99 and, though I am happy with their performance, I still have to, once in a while, get out of the car and clear the bottom of the windshield of debris and clean off the blades so that they contact the windshield fully.

IMO, they're a good buy if they never leave the windshield. Once they lose contact, it'* just a big pain in the butt.
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