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Old 11-23-2017, 08:23 PM
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Any suggestion where to find good wiper blades to replace the OEM installed at the dealer during the maintenance program?

I found Trico Rain Guard with the same low profile attachment but they are garbage after less than a month.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:00 AM
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:31 AM
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You can get Bosch Wipers at Pep Boys. Worked really well for me.
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go with the Piaa blades. They work so much better and will last longer
https://www.waymotorworks.com/piaa-w...s-r58-r59.html
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You can get Bosch Wipers at Pep Boys. Worked really well for me.


The problem is to find a frameless, flat and low profile blade set up with a streamline attachment that doesn't raise the wiper arm.


I am wondering if there is a way to replace just the rubber blades with silicone refills and keep this same low profile mounting bracket.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:35 PM
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+1 for PIAA. Silicone will definitely last longer. The heat here in FL kills rubber wipers quick.
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+1 for PIAA. Silicone will definitely last longer. The heat here in FL kills rubber wipers quick.


I installed the OEM back and returned the Trico which are real garbage. At least for now, the old ones are better.


A local AutoValue store found Anco..... never heard of that before. They will have by tomorrow to figure if they fit. I live in WA and its like living in the middle of nowhere. PIAA Silicone rubber........they don't even have them listed.


It seems I have to travel to civilization to find them at a Pep Boys store somewhere in Seattle as the O'reillys guy told me.

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PIAA 97050 - 20” $26.44
PIAA 97053 - 21” $27.69
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PIAA 97050 - 20” $26.44
PIAA 97053 - 21” $27.69
Glad you posted that. I went to one wiper site and it said 18" and 19" but a different one said 20" and 21". I believe you should know what's correct. Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:17 PM
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These are what I’m running on Vlad now. They also come with wipes used to prep the windshield during installation. Basically a Rain-X type wipe to help water bead up and roll off. You only need one so you can save the other for later.
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Glad you posted that. I went to one wiper site and it said 18" and 19" but a different one said 20" and 21". I believe you should know what's correct. Thanks.


You need 20" and 21".

I received the Anco from the parts store. I will see during the week how they perform otherwise they will go back.

I also remove the RainX coating from my windshield because I have the feeling this is also part of the problem as rhe local automotive glass shop told me. The wipers have a tendency from time to time to wobble on the glass.

I never had this problem before until I started to use RainX a few months ago.

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I also remove the RainX coating from my windshield because I have the feeling this is also part of the problem as rhe local automotive glass shop told me. The wipers have a tendency from time to time to wobble on the glass.
Same here. Tried Rain-X and had a problem with the blades jumping. Haven’t had that issue with the PIAA wipers. Don’t know if it’s the silicone which is a lot more flexible or if the PIAA wipes use a different formulation.
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Same here. Tried Rain-X and had a problem with the blades jumping. Haven’t had that issue with the PIAA wipers. Don’t know if it’s the silicone which is a lot more flexible or if the PIAA wipes use a different formulation.


Both of us are certainly right. I have the Anco blades installed since the last 3 days and they are certainly better than the Trico. It rains here everyday now in WA so I can figure out better.


I cleaned my windshield with rubbing alcohol as recommended by the glass shop to get rid of the wax. Everything is a lot smoother with no streaks but I am not sure I will keep these either. They seem to be noisy compared to the old OEM.
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Same here. Tried Rain-X and had a problem with the blades jumping. Haven’t had that issue with the PIAA wipers. Don’t know if it’s the silicone which is a lot more flexible or if the PIAA wipes use a different formulation.


Do you have a photo of the PIAA installed on your Coupe?


I am not sure I will keep the Anco. They are less stiffer than the Trico but far from perfect fit.
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