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    Vehicle windshield wiper suggestions

    Mrs. CP has a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe V6, 7 passenger that we bought new. Since day one, we have had issues with the windshield wipers. They do not last but 3 months, and even before that the wipers tend to streak heavily. I use Spray Way window cleaner and rubbing alcohol to keep the window surface and the wiper blades clean, but still get streaking. I want to put RainX on the windshield to see if that would help, but she HATES RainX. The streaking goes away when switching to a new blade, but is back within a month. I always buy the blades at a locally owned auto parts store. Their prices are very reasonable and they carry Anco brand. I usually get the plain Anco blade in the yellow box and then the plain winter Anco blades. I have never had this be an issue on any other vehicle. In fact, when I traded the Outback for the Silverado last year, the Outback still had the original blades on them after 3 years. Is there a particular brand or style of wiper that anybody recommends?
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    I've had great luck with Bosch Icon blades - have had the same sets on both vehicles for years. Not a chatter or a streak ever.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-22A-ICO.../dp/B005JU5VH8

    Sun is the worst thing for wiper blades - it degrades them quickly.

    Another issue with streaking - where is the car parked both at home and at work? I think I remember you being like me and have to have the vehicles in the garage at home. How about at work? Is it parked under or near a tree? How about a nearby factory?

    With that said - a proper cleaning may be in order. I use only Invisible Glass which really works well.

    My suggestion would be to get a pair of Icon blades and give the windshield a good cleaning with Invisible Glass when you install them - see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    I've had great luck with Bosch Icon blades - have had the same sets on both vehicles for years. Not a chatter or a streak ever.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-22A-ICO.../dp/B005JU5VH8

    Sun is the worst thing for wiper blades - it degrades them quickly.

    Another issue with streaking - where is the car parked both at home and at work? I think I remember you being like me and have to have the vehicles in the garage at home. How about at work? Is it parked under or near a tree? How about a nearby factory?

    With that said - a proper cleaning may be in order. I use only Invisible Glass which really works well.

    My suggestion would be to get a pair of Icon blades and give the windshield a good cleaning with Invisible Glass when you install them - see what happens.
    Thanks Stan. Yes, you remembered right, always in the garage. At work it sits in a wide open parking lot with no trees or factories. At this point, I am going to try a different blade. I will take a look at those. Thanks.
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    I use two sets of wiper blades, one for winter and one for the rest of the year. I have had good luck with the Bosch ICON and the TRICO NeoForm wiper blades on my truck and my wifes Equinox. In the winter time I switch over to the cheapest framed wiper blades available because of how beat up they get from the ice, freezing and thawing with defroster, road sand/salt.
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    I second the Bosch Icon.

    This is what I use on our vehicles. I buy them from the local NAPA. I installed them on Mrs. FW '13 Rav4 last year. She told me they made a big difference. When her new Highlander wipers need replacing, I'll install these.
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    I'll add to the Bosch fan club. That's been the only brand that have held up on my Tundra.

    I'm not sure what the issue is for me but I was never all that concerned about it with previous vehicles. Any brand seemed to work equally well. But for some reason the others either fall apart or do a poor job on the Tundra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    I'll add to the Bosch fan club. That's been the only brand that have held up on my Tundra.

    I'm not sure what the issue is for me but I was never all that concerned about it with previous vehicles. Any brand seemed to work equally well. But for some reason the others either fall apart or do a poor job on the Tundra.
    I got to thinking more about this - CP with a Hundai(?) and your Toyota -

    We know that steel that comes from overseas is sub-grade. I wondered about the windshields - are there different qualities of glass?
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    Hiya

    Woot.com has Bosch Evoultion blades for 8 bucks today. They are going fast so if you want some better be quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomd999 View Post
    Hiya

    Woot.com has Bosch Evoultion blades for 8 bucks today. They are going fast so if you want some better be quick.
    What's the difference from the Icon's. I have these in my cart and then noticed.....

    Edit - I see the Icons are better - going to stick with what works for me.

    Thanks for the heads up though!
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    Another bosch fan here. I watch for sales and pick them up then.

    Just curious why she hates rain x on the windshield? I use it, but still use wipers and it really chases the water off the windshield.
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