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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2014, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment

Snow, ice, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures make winter driving treacherous; nevertheless you're prepared, right? But what about your wiper blades?

If they're the same ones that baked on your windshield all summer then you could be in for problems. How do you know if your wiper blades are any good? At no time of the year is seeing out of your windshield more important, and more difficult, than in winter. Quality wiper blades should evenly and effectively squeegee water out of their path in both directions no matter what speed you're going. Soft rubber compounds necessary for wiper performance are always under attack by road grit, the sun, acid rain, tree sap, ice, and especially winter salt. Arm your car or truck with Rain-X Glass Treatment and Rain-X wipers.

Rain-X Latitude 8-In-1 Wiper Blades are the ultimate blades for sleet and snow. Unlike conventional wiper blade frames, the Latitude's beam design won't collect ice and snow, which can freeze conventional frames to the point where the blade no longer contacts the windshield. With Latitude blades you won't have to interrupt your trip to clear ice and snow from wiper blade frames, only to have them freeze again. You can check the presentation of this product here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqMcVY7FKqk

Rain-X® - Latitude™ Wiper Blade


Another wiper blades Rain-X offers are Weatherbeater™ 22" Wiper Blade.

Rain-X® - Weatherbeater™ Wiper Blade


Also Rain-X develops a line of related glass care products. Because Rain-X Glass Treatment requires the glass surface to be perfectly clean, Rain-X X-treme Clean is the perfect glass cleaner. It removes dirt, grime, and bugs, plus build-up that other cleaners leave behind, from glass and clear plastic. Rain-X 2-In-1 Glass Cleaner not only cleans, it also applies a rain repellent to improve wet weather driving. Click here to see how exactly it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTpfaxI5DSI

Rain-X® - Glass Treatment






Check an article on our website to learn more about these products: The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades

And are you ready for the winter?


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2014, 02:12 PM
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I've never had winter blades and our winters are below -40 with every kind of snow possible. If you maintain your wiper blades and keep the rubber from drying out, you should have no problems. Also, Cherokees come with flex blades already. If you have the cold weather package, then you even have the blade defrost. This seems more of a money grab than anything. Sorry

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@wpgguy LMAO! Just a vendor trying to get info out there!

I have used rain-x products for years on all my vehicles. Already applied the glass treatment, and now that I see this add (and it's raining outside) I remember.... My OEM blades are streaking.....
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Remember not to use Rain-X, and similar products over the auto on wiper sensor on the windshield as it can affect the performance/sensitivity.
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Thanks for your feedback, guys! GCWIMMER, and thank you for the tip. You can check Wiper Blade information and Maintenance to learn more.


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One other thing, never use Rain-X on the inside of your windshield. This I learned from experience. I should have read the directions. Eh, I'm a man, what can I say?

I do highly reccomend theuse oftheir windshield washer fluid. I use the winter mix in the winter and the buggy mix for buggy times.

I'm going to have to check out their wipers.

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I used Rain-X blades when I lived in Maine, many moons ago, and they were very good. I recommend them. But t.g., I now live in god's country and no longer have to fight ice, freezing rain, frigid temps and snow. LOL - Ted

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I should have read the directions. Eh, I'm a man, what can I say?


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