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Old 12-05-2006, 12:17 AM   #11
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I use winter blades year around, I think they work better in the summer too
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i think a a good set of normal blades gets the job done the same
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I HAD those and HATED them.

IMO they were horrible. I have never had a problem with the wipers freezing. They tuck below the hood and if you clean out that valley area like you should there is no issue. The reason I hated those wipers was that anytime I did over 55-60 the wind would catch those huge rubber surrounds and lift the wiper off the window enough that it didn't wipe it for ****. Making it more dangerous to drive. Especially at highway speeds.

never again will I get those.

If you want blades that wont freeze get the new all rubber ones...they are like 20 bucks each but there is nothing to clog them and they have a little fin to help them stay on the window.
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What type of winter blades do you buy for your car?
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I have some triple edged ones all year round. I don't mind grabbing a wiper blade as I'm going down the freeway to snap the ice off.
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I have anco winter blades on franky now. i had michelin wiper blades on it but they broke to pieces right afer our first snowstorm, guess they didnt like snow and ice huh
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I'm with CorvetteCrazy.. soon as I got to my normal driving speed (highway 25 miles each way to work) they became more of a nuisance.

Might be our driving styles though.
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I bought a set one time, and will not bother with them again. I did not find any advantage to having them. They have that cover on them, all that does is make them catch the wind at highway speeds and lift off the window. Still have to scrape ice or brush heavy snow off the window first, and once that is done I think that a good regular set of wipers does a better job anyway.
Until Gillette starts manufacturing real Wiper Blades you are ALWAYS going to be scraping the ice off your windshield on those cold crisp winter mornings.
ANYTHING you do to help you drive through a severe snow storm will be to your advantage. Snow Tires are better than "All-Season" tires in the snow. Of course you will find that Snow Tires make more road noise at Highway Speeds and they wear faster (The Q Speed Rated tires) than regular tires.
I re-coat my windshield with Rain-X just before the temperatures stay below 60 degrees F and have used Winter Blades in the past. I find that, although they are not the absolute end all for driving through the worst of blizzards. I have found that they shed snow/ice for longer periods of time and it'* easier to remove the accumulated snow/ice that does form on the blades. Also, you may have found that your blades are stuck to the windshield the morning after a storm(assuming you have no garage to keep your car in at night). The Rain-X will make it easier to break the ice bond between the wiper blade and the windshield. And products like Prestone De-Icer washer fluid will help(as long as the washer oulets are free of snow/ice).
The blades aren't intended to cut the ice/snow better, they're designed to keep the ice/snow from freezing the blade into one shape. The only way a blade is going to cut snow/ice any better, would probably damage the windshield in the process

I've never had the issue of them lifting off the windshield, and I've run the winter blades on several types of vehicles. With and without the "concealed" wipers.

I like them, because once i'm done brushing down the vehicle and/or scraping, I grab the blade, let it snap back to the winshield, and the blades are clear of snow/ice. The regular open design ones always seem to hang on to just enough to cause them to streak if you have to use them.
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I'm with CorvetteCrazy.. soon as I got to my normal driving speed (highway 25 miles each way to work) they became more of a nuisance.

Might be our driving styles though.
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I have the winter blades on, and i dont have any problems even at 70MPH with them hitting anything...
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Well it looks like I am not alone on the lifting off the window, Boost and Corvette had problems too. If they do not lift up for you then wonderful. Maybe we have weak springs in our wiper arms.

I didn't mean I thought they were supposed to scrape the window for you, but I guess I was not to clear on that. My point was that after you scrape it, the only snow for the wipers to remove is the snow that is falling, and I have never seen so much fall so fast that you need paddles for wipers in order to keep the window clear while driving. I have driven through plenty of snow storms. I went to college in Houghton, MI the average snowfall there is 250" a year.

I just never had enough of a problem with frozen wipers to need ones with a cover on them. Mine brush off just fine while doing the window. I do use the rain-x de-icer and I love the stuff. That may be why I do not have much of a frozen wiper problem. The cover did more harm than good for me. It has been very very rare for me to have to grab my regular wipers while driving. I found it entertaining at the time anyway.
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