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Old 03-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Best all around wiper blades?

I have a 2012 JKU and am unimpressed with the stock wiper blades as I am with most stock wiper blades. I went to local Auto Zone and they no blades! The wiper computer called for 15". What do you guys think the best replacements are?

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I think I threw 16's on mine this time because Wally World didnt have any 15's. they fit fine so I'd almost opt for those. It clears all the way into the black glass above the windshield, however, doesn't touch the metal(plenty of clearance. It's not just squeaking by). If you want to spend the money I like Bosch or rainx. I replace my wipers too much for this but I've had them before and they work great

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I just put some 16" Bosch Icon blades on mine, love them.
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I just put some 16" Bosch Icon blades on mine, love them.
16's it is then, just did not want them to be to large for windshield. I wonder why it comes with 15" blades.....
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I just put some 16" Bosch Icon blades on mine, love them.
I agree with the Bosch Icons. Installed them on my Sahara just before winter and they work great and last longer than most. I use them on all my vehicles.
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I like the silblade so far. I been using them a year in my truck and 5 months on my jeep
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I still have the OEM blades on my JK, but I had Silblades on my TJ, and they were far and away better than any others I've tried.
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I've been using Rain-X windshield wiper fluid and treating my windshield with the spray every few months and that's working like a charm.

Anyone use Rain-X? It's cheap enough and works awesome.
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I use Rain X all the time for my Jeep and my wife's RDX. My wipers are usually only on intermittent even in steady rain.
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I just put some 16" Bosch Icon blades on mine, love them.
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I've been using Rain-X windshield wiper fluid and treating my windshield with the spray every few months and that's working like a charm.

Anyone use Rain-X? It's cheap enough and works awesome.
I use both of these. The Icons are great, and the Rain-X not only helps keep water off the windshield, but in summer I've noticed less bug stickage on prolonged drives. Seems like the little ones – gnats and such – mostly glance off it.
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I've been using Rain-X windshield wiper fluid and treating my windshield with the spray every few months and that's working like a charm.

Anyone use Rain-X? It's cheap enough and works awesome.
Rain-X washer fluid FTW.
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I use Rain X all the time for my Jeep and my wife's RDX. My wipers are usually only on intermittent even in steady rain.
I also use rainX and never have my wipers on full time. I love seeing the drivers who have their wipers on max speed. I always say they either don't know how to drive or don't know how to take care of their car. I'm always worried about them. Rainx is so cheap and easy
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #14
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4 Wheel Parts recommended the PIAA super silicone blade for my '12 JK. After a little research and reading reviews, I took their suggestion and I must say, these are the best wipers I have ever come across. Little on the expensive side but when it comes to accessories that deal with the vehicles safety, I spare no expense.

They come in the sizes needed for the JK including the rear wiper. There is a bit of a process to treating the window and blade prior to installing, but again, IMO, well worth going through.

Highly recommended.
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Pep boys usually has the full line of Bosch Icons, they even have 15" if you want to keep the stock size. Bosch is all I will use, I tried RainX but they seem to be a lower quality copy.
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i'm going to give aquapel a shot. its supposed to last longer than rainx. i normally rainx every window and side mirror. this gets to be a pain when i have to do it all the time.
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You can pay a lot of $$$ for wiper blades but I don't think you can beat ANCO blades for how little they cost.
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I've been using 16" Bosch since 2010. 16" fit perfect.
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i'm going to give aquapel a shot. its supposed to last longer than rainx. i normally rainx every window and side mirror. this gets to be a pain when i have to do it all the time.
Aquapel is awesome, way better than rainx IMO. It last a long time.
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Just before this winter, I decided to ditch OEM wiper blades on my new Jeep and go with 16 " blades. After doing some research I narrow it down to Bosch Icons and Rain-X.
I read some bad reviews on Amazon about Bosch, and I opted for Rain -X.
Big mistake.
First snow storm I drove through - and my new wiper blades performed poorly.
Throughout the winter they perform crappy. Streaks all over my windshield.
STAY AWAY from Rain-X.
Never again I'll use them.
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^ Why undersize on the front blade?
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i'm going to give aquapel a shot. its supposed to last longer than rainx. i normally rainx every window and side mirror. this gets to be a pain when i have to do it all the time.
Try using RainX wiper fluid. I think regular wiper fluid cuts through the RainX application.
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Try using RainX wiper fluid. I think regular wiper fluid cuts through the RainX application.
Aquapel is different than Rainx:
How Aquapel Works - Aquapel Glass Treatment
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Using technology innovated for the aviation industry, Aquapel Glass Treatment forms a chemical bond with the glass which increases water repellency, causing water to bead and easily shed off the glass. These fluorinated compounds apply in just minutes to a clean, dry windshield or any exterior glass surface, and lasts up to 6 times longer than silicone-based products.
Silicone-based, is referring to Rainx.
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I used Rain-X windshield treatment once upon a time. It was a PITA to buff it. LOL
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Aquapel sounds interesting, but it looks like it's a lot more expensive and maybe more time-consuming to apply? I just clean my windshield with the spray Rain X, at $5 a bottle, once a season and keep my wiper fluid reservoir filled with Rain X fluid at $3 a gallon. Who sells Aquapel?
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Aquapel sounds interesting, but it looks like it's a lot more expensive and maybe more time-consuming to apply? I just clean my windshield with the spray Rain X, at $5 a bottle, once a season and keep my wiper fluid reservoir filled with Rain X fluid at $3 a gallon. Who sells Aquapel?
I used to work at a car wash, Delta Sonic, and we did Aquapel applications. It doesn't take too long, it comes in its own applicator you just slide across the glass. And wipe it off after. I never used it myself, but they claimed it would last 6 months.
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I use ANCO arctic winter blades. Have been excellent in both winter and summer. They are sealed so they don't have ice/snow buildup, also, they are inexpensive.

http://www.amazon.com/ANCO-30-16-Win...ers+anco+16%22
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I used Rain-X windshield treatment once upon a time. It was a PITA to buff it. LOL
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Aquapel sounds interesting, but it looks like it's a lot more expensive and maybe more time-consuming to apply? I just clean my windshield with the spray Rain X, at $5 a bottle, once a season and keep my wiper fluid reservoir filled with Rain X fluid at $3 a gallon. Who sells Aquapel?
Yes, Aquapel is more $, but it last much longer. The instructions say to just to wipe/buff the excess off w/a paper towel. This however didn't work, I first use PT to wipe off the excess then buff to a perfect shine w/a few microfiber towels (it takes a few towels or else it will streak) on an entire jku. I got mine on ebay (it is only sold in one time use applicators, you have to break before use).

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