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Has anyone used the triple edge wipers at walmart?

edwardn1edwardn1 Posts: 103
edited March 23 in Ford
They appear to have a lifetime warranty and here in the Phoenix area heat that would be nice. I wonder if they clean as well as conventional rubber wipers as they are silicone rubber.

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  • zueslewiszueslewis Posts: 2,353
    I'm changing them - they clear great, but haven't stopped screaming and squealing in 2 months. I use Rain X and I guess the windshield's just too dry.

    VERY annoying.
  • edwardn1edwardn1 Posts: 103
    and would you buy them again?
  • zueslewiszueslewis Posts: 2,353
    but I'll never NOT use RainX - so in that case, no, I won't buy them again.

    I'm going back to regular blades.
  • bretfrazbretfraz Posts: 2,021
    My experience has been that they worked great for a month or two then degraded quickly. I usually replace wiper blades annually but these had to go after 6 months or so.

    Having lived in So Cal, what I did what remove the wipers altogether and Rain-X'd my windshield. That way I had better vision, the wipers lasted longer, the car looked better (the real reason I removed them), and I still had some protection in case we got a little rain. Always keep one wiper in the trunk, just in case.

    Now that I live in GA, its Bosch Excel wiper blades for me. A great product IMO.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,777
    I HATE Rain-X! Oh, I followed the directions to a "T" several different times.

    for me, it was like having a film of oil on the windshield and the wiper blades skipped.

    Like Armor- All...won't touch it!
  • oldharryoldharry Posts: 413
    W/S wiper arms are designed to put a certain amount of down force for every inch of wiper blade. If you use triple edge balade, there is only one third the pressure for each inch of blade contact. This may be okay for rain, but fail to remove snow or muddy splashes on the glass.

    Harry
  • edwardn1edwardn1 Posts: 103
    ...no one likes these wipers.
  • Say, just a helpful hint on those squeaky and chattering wipers...

    Most folks are un-aware that the products (most specifically the wax) that automatic car washes use deteriorate the wiping quality of your blades prematurely from build-up.

    Try this to bring back your blades: Lift the wiper arm up off the windsheild, spray the blade well with a good quality glass cleaner, let it soak while you also clean the window with the glass cleaner. Then clean the blades, reapply if needed and clean again.

    That should do it, if they still skip and chatter, you need to replace them.
  • swschradswschrad Posts: 2,171
    gets off all the road goo, too.
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