Silicone Wipers.

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by BobDaScotty, May 10, 2021.

  1. BobDaScotty

    BobDaScotty New Member

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    I jave been frustrated with the fit or durability of silicone wipers for my c.

    Tried:

    Silblade: poor wipe, too squeaky.

    PIAA: Poor wipe from all except super silicone and the metal frames soon deformed.

    Michelin: very poor wipe.

    Finally I found beam wipers that give a 100% wipe:

    Trico Maxx. Annoyingly only at advance auto parts but it's worth the trip.
     
  2. sam spade 2

    sam spade 2 Senior Member

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    And how does the price of those compare with OEM refills at a dealership ?
     
  3. BobDaScotty

    BobDaScotty New Member

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    The OEM wipers are cheaper but don't last as long and are prone to crack in very hot / dry weather and in winter. Silicone is a superior product.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Bosch and Rain-X wipers.
     
  5. NewHybridOwner

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    Terrible reviews of the 19" and 26" Trico Maxx on the AdvanceAuto Web site: all 1-star and 2-star
     
  6. Georgina Rudkus

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    I'm having good results from the RainX silicone wipers that I purchased at Walmart for my Prius v, which is basically a gen 3 Prius. They've bee on there for about two years now.
     
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    I know that RainX has several different models, and I no longer remember which model it was I tried on a car we no longer own. They did not seem to work well.
     
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    Re: Rain-X, I haven't been pleased with the Hybrid model as it chatters under most conditions. The shorter one isn't available in Hybrid. Perhaps I should try either the standard version or move up to the silicone for the long one.
     
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