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Old 11-19-2010, 03:03 PM
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Silicone Wiper Blades - any good ?

Got my E350 this Sept... replaced a blade that was getting tired with what I usually use..... manuf. defect on that (new) one meant it was smearing about a 2.5" section in the middle.

Returned the defect today, decided to try an ArmorAll Edge blade, supposed to be a silicone wiper element, made by a company called Jamak.

Either most rubber blades are made of cheaper rubber, or the ground level ozone is getting worse, or both..... anyway, been meaning to try silicone, it should work better (or at least last longer) than most rubber ones.

Anybody have any good/bad experiences with silicone blades on E's ? Or even any standard blades that work/last well ? I live in central Canada, so need something that can handle snow/ice as well as rain.

I know what usually work well with my other types of vehicles, now learning about full-size vans..... (and having a blast with my E).

Rgds, D.
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I have Silicones on my F-350. I have had them for going on 4 winters now and they are finally getting to the point that I might want to replace them. I live in the Seattle area so you know they get used.
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Thnx Josh, that is good data. What brand do you use ? (+2 on your geography, I'm asking a buddy in BC these questions for the same reason).

Silicone can be scarce here, the one I'm trying is exclusive to one store, I don't know if PIAA has any distribution in Canada..... I think Bosch used to have a silicone blade, but even their rubber ones are not easy to find here...... D.
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I have Silblades. You have to buy them online and they used to have a 5 year warranty.
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I've got silicones on my F250 and my S10. One of the best things I've done to them. I'm in Cleveland, and they rip it up in the winter and in the snow.
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Thnx for the feedback guys. D.
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