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I have never had such issues with wipers on a car, the Rain-x blades I bought work horrible on the Equinox. What blades are the best for replacement blades on the Equinox? Someone has to know what the best one is by now, I know its not Rain-x Latitudes.
 

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I would say the oem wipers work fine for me. Of course I can't remember the last time I used them. :'( (Texas..worst drought ever)
 

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Does anyone have a link to buy the OEM's online for a good price? What is the make and model number of the OEM's that work?
 

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I can't imagine Bosch making a bad replacement. Every blade I have bought from them has always out performed OEM. However my Nox is only a few months old so new blades are down th eroad. :)
 

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Thanks, I need to get something since these blades are almost useless in the rain.
 

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Barhoc11 have you considered using rain-x windshield water repellant .
I have been using it for years and have never been disappointed .
As for the wiper blades themselves I just have the factory blades and no complaints.
Since I rarely have to use the wipers since the water just rolls right off the glass I don't have the wipers going back and forth across my vision. Also the blades last a lot longer and bugs are easier to remove.
 

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I am currently running a test on my 05 Colorado. I have a Silblade on the drivers side and a Valeo 600 on the passengers side. After 2 months I see no differance between them and I am happy with both. Purchased at Amazon, both about the same price, $10-11.
 

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hfdad said:
I am currently running a test on my 05 Colorado. I have a Silblade on the drivers side and a Valeo 600 on the passengers side. After 2 months I see no differance between them and I am happy with both. Purchased at Amazon, both about the same price, $10-11.
And Rain-x wipers worked great on my 2008 Malibu but not on my Equinox. I think wiper performance must be tied to what vehicle it is on so testing this on an 05 Colorado may not work on the Equinox. I thought I would never buy a wiper blade other than Rain-x when I saw how great they were on my Malibu but they are worthless on my Nox.
 

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Re: Rainex product (Not wiper)

I recently began using Rainex window cleaner as well as the periodic Rainex application... First -- as a window cleaner very, very good superior to most I have used. One car is a convertible and I am always fighting dust streaks on the inside of the windshield -- with Rainex cleaner -- GONE! Also the Rainex effect is greater and lasts longer (in fact I stopped applying Rainex and will see how the cleaner works since I tend to regularly wash the windows
 

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I can't imagine Bosch making a bad replacement. Every blade I have bought from them has always out performed OEM. However my Nox is only a few months old so new blades are down th eroad. :)
I agree. When replacements are due, they will be BOSCH.
 

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I just replaced mine with OEM. Did anyone else notice a musty smell from them? They work excellent but the smell is awful.
It is both of them. They come seperate and were boxed and bagged. Had them a week now and it has disapated a bit.
 

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I just replaced mine with OEM. Did anyone else notice a musty smell from them? They work excellent but the smell is awful.
It is both of them. They come seperate and were boxed and bagged. Had them a week now and it has disapated a bit.
possibly from a GM OEM air freshener? ;D
 

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Rain-X Latitude work fine for me. Been driving with them for about a month. Just replaced OEM after 2 years (rubber was literally ripping away from the wiper).

24" for the Driver side, 17" for the passenger side. I bought both online from Amazon for $15 and $13 respectively. After receiving, the driver side went on fine but the passenger side blade package was missing the P&H arm adapter (I believe this is the correct term). 2nd package from Amazon was also missing the P&H arm. Went to Target and was able to find 17" with the adapter, so all good to go now.

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Hope this helps.
 

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Rain-X Latitude work fine for me. Been driving with them for about a month. Just replaced OEM after 2 years (rubber was literally ripping away from the wiper).

24" for the Driver side, 17" for the passenger side. I bought both online from Amazon for $15 and $13 respectively. After receiving, the driver side went on fine but the passenger side blade package was missing the P&H arm adapter (I believe this is the correct term). 2nd package from Amazon was also missing the P&H arm. Went to Target and was able to find 17" with the adapter, so all good to go now.

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Hope this helps.
Exact same thing happened to me regarding the missing adapter, luckily the auto place had some leftovers. I thought Rain-x worked well at first but on the highway they were horrible, have you driven with these on the highway yet?
 

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Just replaced mine. I have a Rain-X on the passengers side and Trico on the drivers side. Still have the OEM blade on the rear. So far all are working as they should.

I had use Permatex wiper blade restorer (great stuff) on the OEM blades that increased their usefullness another 6 months.


http://www.permatex.com/documents/PX-0428_WiperRestore.SS.pdf
 

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I just changed mine. What a nightmare. wanted Bosch icon according to the Bosch website thet would work. No one at auto zone could install them. Then went with rain x they suck. Auto zone gave me some other brand that sucked too finally went with oem from the dealer. They are working great.
 

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darkside said:
Barhoc11 have you considered using rain-x windshield water repellant .
I have been using it for years and have never been disappointed .
As for the wiper blades themselves I just have the factory blades and no complaints.
Since I rarely have to use the wipers since the water just rolls right off the glass I don't have the wipers going back and forth across my vision. Also the blades last a lot longer and bugs are easier to remove.
I have been told that spraying the front end of the car with Rain-X makes bug removal much easier. I haven't tried it because I didn't know if it would be bad for the paint. Has anyone tried it?
 
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