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#7205718 - 12/19/12 08:52 PM Wipers that don't smear the windshield.
Savage_99 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/03
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Wipers that don't smear the windshield.

I noticed that the new Anco blades I got for our other car seemed to smear like the old ones did.

I bought one new Bosch Marathon wiper blade and it wiped the old cars windshield clean.

Not only that but even with the wipers running slow on delay I can now see through the rain drops that are on the windshield.

Now we have them on all of our cars.

There may be some other blades that are as good or better but I have been driving for over 50 years and I have never seen such an improvement.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bosch-22-Marathon-Wiper-Blade/16817328

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#7210527 - 12/21/12 12:34 AM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: Savage_99]
Happy_Prospector Offline
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Loc: The Great Sonora desert
Thanks for the info Savage 99, I will give them a try. One thing I do about twice a year is to Super Clean my windshield using #0000 steel wool. Watch the video because this really works and believe it or not the steel wool does not scratch the windshield.
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#7234418 - 12/27/12 05:41 PM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: Savage_99]
xverminator Offline
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Ya, I like the Marathons. Despite being the most expensive, the Rain X are a friggin joke!


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#7242723 - 12/29/12 08:42 PM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: xverminator]
k20350 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 545
Loc: Michigan
Bosch hands down. They also last forever. Had a set on an s-10 for 2 years and were still good when I traded it in. Have them on all my vehicles.

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#7252410 - 01/01/13 06:49 AM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: k20350]
vbshootinrange Offline
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Registered: 02/04/01
Posts: 6172
Loc: RETIRED in Oregon, USA
Bosch are good, but I like PIAA better.

They come with a "treatment" towlett that you coat your clean windsheld with. The rain "beads" up after this treatment.

GREAT wipers, They usually only last a cupple years, but that's all I ever got out of the Bosch's also.

Virgil B.

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#7252792 - 01/01/13 08:25 AM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: vbshootinrange]
Nebraska Offline
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Registered: 08/21/02
Posts: 9766
Good timing for this thread as my wipers are having a tough time keeping my windshield clean this winter and they're not even that old. I can't recall if they're Rain-X or Michelin but I will definitely try the Bosch wipers this time around.....

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#7346980 - 01/22/13 10:31 AM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: Nebraska]
walt501 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 910
Loc: Minnesota
Your wiper blades aren't the problem. Road grime is. Take a look at a store parking lot and see all the puddles where the cars park? Yep, that's oil. That same oil is being deposited on the highway. When you drive through the rain the cars in front of you are picking up that oil and depositing it onto your windshield into small micro fractures in the glass and from then on when you use your wiper blades, some of it is dragged across your windshield creating streaks. New blades won't eliminate it. What will fix the problem is degreasing your windshield. I use whatever "orange" degreaser is on sale. Spray it on, now wipe if off - vigorously. Repeat this process three times. Install new wiper blades. Test. Success!
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#7347257 - 01/22/13 11:41 AM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: walt501]
Savage_99 Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 09/01/03
Posts: 13313
I don't agree with what you wrote.

Just cleaning a windshield would not last! If the so called road oil or whatever is still on the road then it would smear up the windshield again.

I had put new Anco blades on the Grand Marquis and they smeared the windshield while it was raining.

I changed the blades to the Bosch Marathons and with the first cylce of the Bosch blades the windshield was wiped clean.

This was done to just one side at first and the comparison was right there.

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#7348704 - 01/22/13 05:13 PM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: Savage_99]
K1500 Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/08
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I've never found anything better than the factory GM blades. Every replacement, regardless of brand had been worse, and dies twice as fast. I have not tried the Bosch that you speak of yet.

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#7348759 - 01/22/13 05:21 PM Re: Wipers that don't smear the windshield. [Re: K1500]
Savage_99 Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 09/01/03
Posts: 13313
I find it hard to believe that I have been driving for over 50 years and I never noticed the smear from wiper blades!

I am no salesman for the Bosch Marathons. Odds are there are blades as good for maybe less $$?

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