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OEM Wiper Blades vs. Other Brands: What do you use?

Hey Guys,

So today was the first time I drove my car in heavy rain. I used my OEM wiper blades expecting them to function perfectly and without any noises at all. Instead, what I observed was a lot of friction and an annoying squeaky noise.

Is that the same for you guys? I searched the forum, but it seems like people generally look favorably towards the Honda OEM wipers.

BTW, I do polish my windows with Zainos Show Car Polish. Think that might affect it?

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After my experience I will always reccomend Silblade.



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Hey Guys,

So today was the first time I drove my car in heavy rain. I used my OEM wiper blades expecting them to function perfectly and without any noises at all. Instead, what I observed was a lot of friction and an annoying squeaky noise.

Is that the same for you guys? I searched the forum, but it seems like people generally look favorably towards the Honda OEM wipers.

BTW, I do polish my windows with Zainos Show Car Polish. Think that might affect it?

Thanks!
I thought the oem was good, try cleaning the wiper blades first, and then clean the windshield and use some rain-x if you like those stuff, i like them because it helps me use less wiper.
I usually buy Bosch Icon, or Bosch(Wal-mart) Forget the name of the Bosch that sell at wal mart, they are cheaper than Bosch icon, but they do the same job.

Try any bosch see if you like them.

Its worth extra bucks since it is directly related to your safety.
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I use Bosch ICON wipers on all 3 of my vehicles.
They work great.

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I personally been using OEM whipers since i had my car in 05

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im just about to swap out my original wiper inserts for oem ones i got. it was starting to streak a good amount, and its only like $5-6 or something, so w/e haha. my friend used rain-x, and it was good, but not near what my oem wipers were like, streaks even when new.

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I've had my OEM wipers since i bought my car in Jan 08! They're amazing!

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My OEM wipers were/are awesome, iver replaces once and they have been great and continue to work great.

To the same token on our odyssey when we bought it the PO had installed some kind of crap winter wipers, I replaced them with Bosch (Wal mart)which didnt work well, (Michelin) which didnt work well either, and finally went to dealer and bought the OEM Blades with inserts, and have never looked back. Your results may vary..

Other cars I had good luck with the autozone branded teflon wipers..

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From what I have heard is that OEM wipers are the best out there.
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Recently switched back to oem. The do squeak at the end of each wipe. I think its just cuz the windshield is clean. But they wipe very clean. Before the oem's i been using bosch ICON (been throught about 4 sets by now). I didnt like them cuz they would work nice for 2 weeks and start to chatter and fumble after. This happen to every set I had. I clean them every 2 weeks, no luck.

So for me, i am sticking with oem (except during snow, where I would use the bosch only because it wont freeze).

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I've had rain-x and Bosch, both are great


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I've had rain-x and Bosch, both are great
I had Rain-X on my 93 Accord. It was utter crap. The blade folded under in spots, not sealing the way it should. This obviously makes it only a step up from sticking your arm out the window. OEM are great, but Silblade is the best and most expensive.


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We have had no problems with OEM.

About 12 years ago there was over the counter teflon edged wiper blades. I forget the manufacturer. Since moving away from California I have not seen them in our area.

They lasted a good 3 years of snow, rain and daily driving. My wife misses them on the Solara, as they were great performers and did not squeek. So far I have yet to find anything like em where I live.

I did quick search.... Trico seems to make something similar, but they claim to be new and improved designed Winter / Chill shield.




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From what I have heard is that OEM wipers are the best out there.
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my accord is using oem, and my civic is using bosch.

both are ok, wipe clean, no streak. Just clean the blades weekly during your car wash


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