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Old 04-28-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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I'm new to the forum, but having been an owner for just over two years now of a 2003 SE (as of Febraury 2003), I think it'* about time to replace the wiper blades. I've garaged it most of the last two winters, preferring to venture in the snow in our ten year old minivan, so I've been able to save the car from experiencing truly terrible cold and moisture.

Anyway, simple question: What have you found to be the best replacement blades?

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Anco Aerovantage. Love 'em. I replace the whole assembly, not just the blade.
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Exactly what Bill said. Only thing I'd add is a coat or two of RainX...

Nothing prepares you better than a fresh set of Aerovantages and some Rain X
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Or the no-touch spray on glass treatment. You can put it on in the rain, less effort and it works just as well.
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Those are good blades.

I change mine annually. Blades just never seen to last more than a year.

Also, whatever you do, don't put regular wax on your windshield!! LOL. The film residue never goes away!!
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While we're talking windshields (kinda) any tips for filling in/minimizing the pits those of us in the nothern climes tend to get? Not actual dents or anything you can feel, but it shows up like tons of little speckles when the sun hits it.

Rain-X maybe???
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There'* a sure fire cure for all those little specks. It requires almost no time..but a couple specialized tools.

1 two foot section of 2 x 4
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Put 2 x 4 on window, Whack like h*** til a crack appears. Use phone to call and tell insurance company how a rock cracked window while on highway. Have window replaced.

You could put in a call and tell them it'* a hazard that you can't see and maybe they'll replace it...but I've only heard of that happening once.
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Just make sure if you make a chip, do it in your line of vision. Insurance companies won't try to repair chips if they are in line of sight. My 97 had original glass about 190,000 and was the same way, millions of little light refracting pit. It is a safety hazard.
Luckily I finally got a ding right where the HUD display was. They asked location and said replace, don't fix. Even though they said it was fixable.
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Hmmmm, insurance fraud.....

I think I'll wait on this one aand see if others have different ideas...

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Hmmmm, insurance fraud.....

I think I'll wait on this one aand see if others have different ideas...

You asked if it was possible to fix. Who said fraud? I've been on a sarcastic streak the past few minutes. The other fix would be to reach down in your pocket and have a new one put in. Do you know anyone who does glass in your area?
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