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Old 06-14-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default PIAA Silicone Wipers and pitted windshield

How do they hold up and perform on a pretty bad pitted windshield? Just want some feedback if possible since they're really soft, I wouldn't want them damaged. I don't know if I should drop ~$70 (Canada, eh?) for a pair.

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Old 06-14-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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PIAA is super overpriced. Go with Bosch Micro Edge Excels. Best damn wiper blade money can buy!
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:47 PM   #3
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Thanks Samirr.. gotta find who in Vancouver carries them tho.

But how about in general.. silicone and pitted windshield.. will it chunk off?
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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Most any type of rubber will wear off alot faster if your windsheild is pitted....doesnt really matter.

I;d replace the windsheild first if its that bad or just buy cheap blades every few months.
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:53 PM   #5
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I have them, they work a WHOLE lot better then that ones you must have. Get them for sure.
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:51 PM   #6
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PIAA super silicones are the BEST wipers I've ever used. Sure they're about $20 each, but they lasted me about 3 years of strek-free awsome wiping. the silicone wiper will last a LOT longer than any rubber wiper. I used to have Bosch Micro-edge Excels, they were great at first, but after about 6-8 months, I'd have to replace them since the sun and weather deteriorates them... and I live in So Cal.

I'm not sure how pitted your winshield is, but I used the PIAAs on my 1987 BMW with OE winshield and they worked great. Also, Silicone won't wear as much as rubber since silicone naturally has a much lower coefficient of drag. (thus silicone lubricant...)
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:57 PM   #7
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Clean the windshield well with "Bon-Ami".... and THEN put new blades on....if they chunk after that...replace the glass.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:39 AM   #8
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yes agree piaa wipers are the best investment i ever made with wipers, no streaking no noise. had them since i had my wrx and still working like they were new
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Old 06-15-2004, 01:10 AM   #9
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get stock ones

best!
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:25 PM   #10
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dont wanna hijack, but how long till you change the stock wipers?
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:27 PM   #11
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Basically when they start smearing pretty bad. There's real no formula as different environments affect the timing of new wiper blade replacement
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:43 PM   #12
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I have the PIAA ones too ... so cool to have and it works great.

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Old 06-15-2004, 02:03 PM   #13
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How are those PIAA's during snow use?

I need some blades for the winter.

(sorry for hijack but his seemed as good a place as any)
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