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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

One of many things I miss from the Golf are the stock "aero" wiper blades, though Bosch's Icons are the next best thing.

Now I see these at the local auto store, "Latitude" Wiper Blades from Rain-X, with the same "aero" design. I've always used Rain-X the old-fashioned way, the wax-on/wax-off stuff that's awesome for rain. How are their wiper blades? And are these any good?




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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 05:08 PM
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Re: Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

some people like them, I got rid of my set after less than a month. (my moment of weakness in a "buy 1 get 1 free" force me to get them)

They streaked from the time I put them on. I dont think they get enough pressure on the length of the blade to work very well.

good luck if you try them.

(Oh, I live in Seattle, where I hear it rains alot.... so i have a bit of experience with these things... Try the Trico Teflon blades, they are, IMHO, the best for rain, but not so good in freezing temps (which we dont get much of here))


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Re: Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

I run the trico Neoform blades and I think they are a slight improvement over stock factory Trico's, but nothing major. Look better, but with a good slick window both seem to work the same. May be better at high speed, but rarely am I driving fast enough in rain to tell.

However, I highly recomend using PPG Aquapel as I swear by this stuff. All the things rain X claims this acutally does. Its pricy compared to Rain X, but it really does last a long time.

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Re: Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

I have the latitudes and they work great. They look good to.

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Re: Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

i have them and i love them, no streaks, no noise or anything.

bosch icons are shit.

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Re: Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

yeah liked them so much i bought hers ^

lol :P

they're amazing especially if you already like rain-x.....it does kinda apply itself from the wipers for the first month or two. by far the best i've had or seen


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Re: Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

[quote author=stephanie link=topic=124496.msg2644097#msg2644097 date=1222439314]
i have them and i love them, no streaks, no noise or anything.

bosch icons are shit.
[/quote]

100% disagree here. The factory wipers on my MS3 were worthless and I immediately replaced them with Icons, and they're fanstastic - no streaking or chattering, just smooth clean wipeage. Ditto for the ones on my wife's old car (VW New Beetle).

I saw the Rain-X ones and had to investigate anyway. But it sounds like the Icons are where it's at.



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Re: Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

i went with valeos. they had them buy one get one on tirerack.com a couple weeks ago.

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Re: Rain-X "Latitude" Wiper Blades, anyone?

I had both, the Bosch Icons 1st and the Rain-X Latitudes after the Icons lost its touch.

The Rain-X Latitudes are definitely better than the Bosch's, based on my experience with both of them.


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