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I just gave the Major Brands page and all the brand pages an overhall.
It’s been a while since I updates these – a few blades have been discontinued and a bunch of new ones has popped up.
The most significant change is that most companies now feature a Hybrid blade in their lineup.
Collecting the information is unfortunately not as simple a visiting a single page on each manufacturers website.
Few of them provide size information at a glance for instance.
For some brands the information has been gathered from browsing through an endless number of product pages on Amazon or other online stores.
Some of the information comes from technical papers and dealership info-packages buried deep in the website.
I’ve updated the information for these brands:
Today I found a review on another car blog, so I’ve updated my page about the Rain-X blades.
I just finished the first part of a new guide – a guide that will allow you to get an overview of the different winter windshield wiper blades that are available as well as having the customer reviews from Amazon gathered in one place.
This first version only covers Rain-X and Trico, because it’s hard work to gather all the data to make it available from one central page.
The final guide will also feature Anco and Bosch wipers.
Rain-X just put their new Rain-X Repel wiper blade on the market.
Judging from the zoomable images on Amazon it looks exactly like the Rain-X Latitude blades, but with a new feature added.
In effect it’s just like the PIAA Silicone coated blades that adds a tiny layer of Silicone to your windshield with each wipe.
This blade is so new that there is only 1 review on Amazon, but if you like the Latitude blades then this blade might be a worthy successor.
There’s a demo video on Amazon showing the effect of the Rain-X Repel blade that you might want to have a look at.
The video shows an untreated windshield, then a windshield with mounted Rain-X Repel blades in the rain, then the video shows how to apply an activation wipe and how to install the blade – and finally there’s a mud demonstration with an untreated windshield followed by a Rain-X Repel‘ified windshield.
I just noticed a special offer for Rain-X Latitude windshield wiper blades at Amazon.
The offer is 2 18″, 19″, 20″, 21″, 22″, 24″ & 26″ Rain-X Latitude bracketless 8-in-1 Premium Graphite Coated windshield wiper blades for just $22.
It’s a Gold Box offer which means that it’s time-limited, so if you’re shopping for some Rain-X Latitude blades (or just want to stock up for the next time you need to replace your blades) then head over to Amazon and see if the offer is still valid.
The offer is even listed as “while supplies last” so hurry up if you want to save some money. The 24″ and 26″ blades are usually priced higher than the 18″ to 22″ ones, so on those there’s more than 50% to save.
I’ve just posted a guide to windshield glass treatment solutions featuring 2 mainstream products, 1 high end product that you’ll need to find a licensed reseller to get as well as a bunch of products that other people have tried, but that I’ve been unable to find enough information about.