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Deepjeep1371 03-15-2013 09:51 PM

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?

jkjeeper06 03-15-2013 09:59 PM

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

hbgirl 03-15-2013 10:01 PM

I just put some 16" Bosch Icon blades on mine, love them.

Deepjeep1371 03-15-2013 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by hbgirl (Post 3509215)
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.....

Bourget117 03-15-2013 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by hbgirl (Post 3509215)
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.

Deepjeep1371 03-15-2013 10:27 PM

Back one too?

ST088 03-15-2013 10:35 PM

I like the silblade so far. I been using them a year in my truck and 5 months on my jeep

relyt 03-16-2013 02:46 AM

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.

thinkxingu 03-16-2013 04:39 AM

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.

Chewtoy 03-16-2013 05:32 AM

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.

kbwwolf 03-16-2013 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by hbgirl (Post 3509215)
I just put some 16" Bosch Icon blades on mine, love them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 3509927)
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.

SilverSport 03-16-2013 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 3509927)
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.

jkjeeper06 03-16-2013 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Chewtoy (Post 3509947)
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

Vader 03-16-2013 09:55 AM

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.

termite 03-16-2013 10:09 AM

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.

Giantsfan1984 03-16-2013 10:27 AM

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.

Yella 03-16-2013 10:29 AM

You can pay a lot of $$$ for wiper blades but I don't think you can beat ANCO blades for how little they cost.

kik 03-16-2013 10:30 AM

I've been using 16" Bosch since 2010. 16" fit perfect.

Mopar2Ya 03-16-2013 11:39 AM

Silblades are available in 15".
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Originally Posted by Giantsfan1984 (Post 3510584)
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.

109 Rider 03-16-2013 11:49 AM

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.

1Topp 03-16-2013 11:50 AM

Trico Wiper Blades 16-140 - Trico Front 14" NeoForm Wiper Blade for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag.../130563-md.jpg

SilverSport 03-16-2013 12:03 PM

^ Why undersize on the front blade?

thinkxingu 03-16-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giantsfan1984 (Post 3510584)
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.

Mopar2Ya 03-16-2013 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 3510904)
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.

SilverSport 03-16-2013 12:32 PM

I used Rain-X windshield treatment once upon a time. It was a PITA to buff it. LOL

thinkxingu 03-16-2013 01:00 PM

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?

BigManAndy 03-16-2013 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 3511062)
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.

NFRs2000NYC 03-16-2013 01:37 PM

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

Mopar2Ya 03-16-2013 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverSport (Post 3510968)
I used Rain-X windshield treatment once upon a time. It was a PITA to buff it. LOL

Quote:

Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 3511062)
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).
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/autogeek/AQ-action.jpg


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