The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment - FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
FMV Platinum Sponsor
 
carid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cranbury, New Jersey, United States
Posts: 359
The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment

Snow, ice, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures make winter driving treacherous; nevertheless you're prepared, right? But what about your wiper blades?


If they're the same ones that baked on your windshield all summer then you could be in for problems. How do you know if your wiper blades are any good? At no time of the year is seeing out of your windshield more important, and more difficult, than in winter. Quality wiper blades should evenly and effectively squeegee water out of their path in both directions no matter what speed you're going. Soft rubber compounds necessary for wiper performance are always under attack by road grit, the sun, acid rain, tree sap, ice, and especially winter salt. Arm your car or truck with Rain-X Glass Treatment and Rain-X wipers.

Rain-X Latitude 8-In-1 Wiper Blades are the ultimate blades for sleet and snow. Unlike conventional wiper blade frames, the Latitude's beam design won't collect ice and snow, which can freeze conventional frames to the point where the blade no longer contacts the windshield. With Latitude blades you won't have to interrupt your trip to clear ice and snow from wiper blade frames, only to have them freeze again. You can check the presentation of this product here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqMcVY7FKqk


Rain-X® - Latitude™ Wiper Blade


Another wiper blades Rain-X offers are Weatherbeater™ 22" Wiper Blade.

Rain-X® - Weatherbeater™ Wiper Blade


Also Rain-X develops a line of related glass care products. Because Rain-X Glass Treatment requires the glass surface to be perfectly clean, Rain-X X-treme Clean is the perfect glass cleaner. It removes dirt, grime, and bugs, plus build-up that other cleaners leave behind, from glass and clear plastic. Rain-X 2-In-1 Glass Cleaner not only cleans, it also applies a rain repellent to improve wet weather driving. Click here to see how exactly it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTpfaxI5DSI


Rain-X® - Glass Treatment







Check an article on our website to learn more about these products: The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades


And are you ready for the winter?

Automotive Experts
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Call Toll Free: 800.505.3274
carid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Moderator
 
Cab0oze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 6,351
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by carid View Post
And are you ready for the winter?
NO! I could definitely use a few more months of summer.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Cab0oze is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Senior Member
 
MBalik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by cab0oze View Post
NO! I could definitely use a few more months of summer.
Said every Montrealer


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
^Build thread^
MBalik is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
fruitloops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,731
My wipers just get destroyed in the winter from trying to wipe the ice away and accidentally putting it on auto wipers. And rain x wipers suck.

Bought, not Built
fruitloops is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 10:01 PM
Moderator
 
Cab0oze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 6,351
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by fruitloops View Post
My wipers just get destroyed in the winter from trying to wipe the ice away and accidentally putting it on auto wipers. And rain x wipers suck.
I disagree, rainx wipers don't suck, they just aren't better than normal ones. RainX glass treatment is key in the winter though!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Cab0oze is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 10:16 PM
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
fruitloops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,731
Quote:
Originally Posted by cab0oze View Post
I disagree, rainx wipers don't suck, they just aren't better than normal ones. RainX glass treatment is key in the winter though!!
I have never tried it. I have cleaned my Windows inside and out with invisible glass though.

Bought, not Built
fruitloops is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 10:39 PM
Senior Member
 
MBalik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by cab0oze View Post
I disagree, rainx wipers don't suck, they just aren't better than normal ones. RainX glass treatment is key in the winter though!!
What does it do


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
^Build thread^
MBalik is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2014, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
FMV Platinum Sponsor
 
carid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cranbury, New Jersey, United States
Posts: 359
Thank you all guys for sharing your opinion with us!
fruitloops, your wipers got destroyed, because they are not supposed to be used with ice - either use an ice scraper or use your defroster to melt snow and ice.
MBalik, Rain-X Glass Treatment repels rain, sleet and snow. Rain-X works by penetrating and sealing the microscopic pores of glass with a hydrophobic coating, which prevents water from sticking to the glass surface. This causes the water to bead up and roll off the glass.

Automotive Experts
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Call Toll Free: 800.505.3274
carid is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2014, 06:43 AM
Moderator
 
Cab0oze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 6,351
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by fruitloops View Post
I have never tried it. I have cleaned my Windows inside and out with invisible glass though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBalik View Post
What does it do
How have you guys not tried RainX????

I use my windshield wipers like twice a year because I drive on the highway all the time. When you're going faster than ~60km/hr the rain just blows off your windshield. In the winter it helps you get ice off your winshield easier in the morning too.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Cab0oze is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2014, 11:07 AM
Senior Member
 
MBalik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by cab0oze View Post
How have you guys not tried RainX????

I use my windshield wipers like twice a year because I drive on the highway all the time. When you're going faster than ~60km/hr the rain just blows off your windshield. In the winter it helps you get ice off your winshield easier in the morning too.
Sounds like that will be my next purchase soon as my OEM ones crap out


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
^Build thread^
MBalik is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs > Vendors > CARiD.com

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome