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So I am long past due for new windshield wipper blades and I've narrowed my search down to these two. PIAA Super Silicone and Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades. Please way in your thoughts especially if you have tried both. I know I have seen a lot of people on this site like the PIAAs, but no one has compared the 2. I drive about an hour every day through the mountains, so I can pass thru 3 different types of weather in 30 minutes.
 

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I have the Rain-X Latitude on one side and Anco Contour Premium (also silicone) on the other, installed the same week. Both work just fine right now; will report later on how they wear/last. Can't help on the PIAA.

Based on 2+ years experience with a local brand (Silblade, no longer available), silicone blades are far superior to old-style blades. Whether it's Rain-X, Anco, PIAA, Bosch, etc., might not matter much.
 

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I had the PIAAs on my Acura for years, and LOVED them. I just installed the PIAAs on my E, so no report yet. My brother just bought and installed the RainX wipers on his G35. As soon as I can get some real data, I will report. I voted for the PIAAs because I know they work great!!
 

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I put Bosch on the day I bought my E.
They lasted about 9 months.
I have had Rain-X on since, 16 months and still are like new.
And it rains up here, ya know...
 

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I had a pair of Bosch Icon on my car for quite a while. Here our issue isn't how well they work, but how long they last. Heat and dry rot are our issues, not over use. The Icon's have a nice look to them too.
 

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I got my wiperblades at Target, $8.99 for michilen :lol:
 

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I've heard that about Bosch a lot, there's something about their rubber that doesn't last very long in any kind of extreme conditions.
I have to agree (My Bosch ones wore out so fast!), I justed ordered the PIAA. From what I know most of thr RIDGE owners like them. Can't wait to try them.
 

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I tired a set of the style the are a single blade no pressure point deals and immediately took them back. I couldn't get an even contact across the blade and left portions of the windshield un-wiped so I just went back to the el cheapo's Aanco or what ever they have at my local auto parts store.
 

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I tired a set of the style the are a single blade no pressure point deals and immediately took them back. I couldn't get an even contact across the blade and left portions of the windshield un-wiped so I just went back to the el cheapo's Aanco or what ever they have at my local auto parts store.
Believe it or not, the ANCO winter wipers are the best ones I've ever found for extreme winter use. I take off my PIAA's and just use those instead to take the salt & sand & abuse.



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I've heard that about Bosch a lot, there's something about their rubber that doesn't last very long in any kind of extreme conditions.
Bosch actually lasted me the longest. But I have only had them 2 years at the max. For regular wipers I usually buy them at the end of our rain season, don't use them for 9 months, then they are rotted apart by the time it rains again. The Bosch worked better, and have a larger and thicker strip of rubber. Those things moved some water. Like I said, I don't use them a lot so I do not know how they wear down from use, but compared to regular refills they have a longer UV life.

Rain-X came on the car E when I bought it. We will see how long they last. I wonder if using some Protectant on them will help them survive the suns intensity.
 

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Rain-X came on the car E when I bought it. We will see how long they last. I wonder if using some Protectant on them will help them survive the suns intensity.

I have rain-x but just got them 2 months ago, so far so good. I use spray silicon on my car with a retractable hardtop. It keeps the seals soft so they don't leak. Hadn't tried it on the wipers but I bet it would work. I would think anything like Armor All would cause streaking with the residue. The silicon is quick drying and leaves no residue.
 

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The Bosch blades did not last. The PIAA's chattered after only one winter. I now have the ANCO silicone blades on it. I like them more than any of the others so far.

The big plus is they cost less!!

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I too have the RainX Latitude wiper blades on my E'.I've had mine for quite sometime and I really like them.Every once and a while I wipe them down with an alcohol prep pad and then follow up with a very light coat of 303 protectant.:cool:
 

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I tired a set of the style the are a single blade no pressure point deals and immediately took them back. I couldn't get an even contact across the blade and left portions of the windshield un-wiped so I just went back to the el cheapo's Aanco or what ever they have at my local auto parts store.
That's all I've ever used. Cheapy $5 blades. I just change them every fall before winter hits.Never had a problem with them. I can't justify spending $20 on a friggen wiper blade.
 

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