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Okay so I went ahead and bought these too...heck they were only $40. And knowing me I had to make some huge writeup about them. Hope you guys enjoy :D. The short of it...the silicone wipers do wipe better...they do cause water to bead...and I do think they were worth the $40.

However...if you have brand new wipers I'd just wait until they were worn out before replacing them with these. These wipers will last longer versus rubber because, just like your tires age with UV light, so do your wipers, but worse because they're on your windshield. Even so...there's not some amazing improvement...wipers only wipe so much. But the silver wipers definitely accent my car much better...I thought it'd be ricey at first but now I think it looks pretty good. And it matches the forthcoming aluminum trim nicely :)...so first...videos...

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And of course some pics. I'm not going to bother posting too many wiping pics...I do have two that show a good difference...and of course the setup I used to test them and the new look of silver eyebrows :D. As for my setup...yes I DID have to run and hop in the car and run and get out when I was changing the wiper blades...because I had no one to turn the water off for me. No, you can't laugh. I mean it. :D

The setup:



Old efficiency:

New efficiency:


Old look:



New look:



Pretty painless mod and yeah worth it...but not if you have brand new rubber blades IMHO. But it sure looks good :) (and again...I almost had my bodyshop paint em body color).

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Good!! Definately worth it!!
 

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songoku:
:ricey:

rominl:
Ha you haven't checked out the site in my sig :). But yes, yes I do. And the springs DIY and coilovers DIY and hopefully camber kit DIY is coming tonight...we'll see.

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Austin519 said:
songoku:
:ricey:

rominl:
Ha you haven't checked out the site in my sig :). But yes, yes I do. And the springs DIY and coilovers DIY and hopefully camber kit DIY is coming tonight...we'll see.

Austin519
what? i don't deserve to be your friend if i haven't read your site by now yet :)
 

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rominl:
Shame on you. Okay, you are now removed from my list of friends pending your visiting my site :D.

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edgalang:
Always man, always!!

rominl:
And why don't you just go to hell :D.

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rominl:
Maybe for you :)

bmw74:
www.silblade.com

tommyboi:
you :D

Gosh with all this sarcasm I almost decided not to write another faq again...wait...who am I kidding...that's a total frickin lie...:D :D :D

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I absolutely love my Silblades. I gotta tell you though: That silicone blade is not compatible with Zaino's products.

I regularly apply Z2 and Z6 on my windshields to keep the bugs from sticking onto the glass, and it makes the Silblades chatter. But just let the blades work in the rain for about 5 minutes and the chattering would stop, presumably because all the Zaino has been wiped clean from the windshield.
 

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Wiper blade for $40??? Silicon? I remember I saw at Pepboy a set of silicon blade for $20 or so...am I missing something here? I think Bosche made them or something...it has been awhile and I don't remember correctly though.
 

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randomwalk101:
Maybe you are :). They're $40 for the pair yes...custom painted, with the entire assembly...not just blades.

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Always man, always :ricey:

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randomwalk101 said:
Wiper blade for $40??? Silicon? I remember I saw at Pepboy a set of silicon blade for $20 or so...am I missing something here? I think Bosche made them or something...it has been awhile and I don't remember correctly though.
The Bosch blades are reportedly much shorter-lived than Silblades. Plus the Bosch replacement blade inserts don't seem to be made of the same stuff that come with the original wipers.

Just stuff that I've heard from others.
 
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