28" minivan wiper blade opinion?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Will Halina, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Will Halina

    Will Halina Guest

    The 28" minivan blades seem to be ridiculously priced - My dealer didn't
    have any refills either. The parts guy said they tried selling a cheaper
    brand called "Atlas" but customers brought them back. I've tried the
    Canadian Tire blades but the OEM ones seem to be the best.

    Has anyone tried the silicone blades/refills?
    Has anyone seen them retailed in Canada?

    Will Halina, Apr 5, 2004
  2. You may need to replace them about once a year and your life depends
    on you seeing out that windshield when the weather is bad. You do not
    have to go to the dealer to get your blades. Get some good ANCO
    blades, pay the money , and drive on. Don't put you life behind
    inferior parts. That is like using CHEAP brakes on your vehicle.
    Richard Benner Jr, Apr 5, 2004
  3. Will Halina

    beemer Guest

    I have had good luck with the Lexor universal length refills from
    Walmart on my '96 GC original wiper blades. It's a little tedious
    reassembling them, but they have performed well, and the kit is less
    than $5 (US).
    beemer, Apr 5, 2004
  4. Will Halina

    Hola Guest


    I went with the 24" size and they still seem adequate and I guess less
    stress to the wiper motor.
    Hola, Apr 5, 2004
  5. Will Halina

    Bill 2 Guest

    hmm. I've been quite satisfied with the Canadian tire metal wipers. What
    type of CTC wipers did you try?

    I also find it helps extend the life of the wipers and improve their
    usefulness if I clean the blades every couple weeks. I dip a paper towel in
    washer solution and wipe the blade several times, then wipe the blade with
    dry towel several times.
    Bill 2, Apr 5, 2004
  6. Will Halina

    N.Cass Guest

    OT, but I thought I would share anyway...

    Just be glad you don't own a 95 vision or concorde; $15 per wiper blade
    and you have to get the factory ones as the washer nozzle mounts on the
    blade itself. To this day, I haven't seen any adapter kits made to where
    you can use aftermarket blades. Roughly $40 for two blades (with tax) is
    N.Cass, Apr 6, 2004
  7. Will Halina

    Will Halina Guest

    I didn't see a lexor blade availible in 28" otherwise I would have tried it.

    I tried the teflon ones ones from CT, but they started squeeking and
    shuddering sooner than the mopar product. I usually use a glass treatment
    like Rain - X regularly.

    I'm intrigued by the silicone wipers from piaa but have never seen them in
    They sound like they would be the ultimate wiper........

    Has anyone tried them?
    Will Halina, Apr 6, 2004
  8. Will Halina

    Will Halina Guest

    The 28" minivan blades are $26 Canadian (about $19.50 US) each at the dealer
    here in Toronto..
    Will Halina, Apr 6, 2004
  9. Will Halina

    Mavrick Guest

    About 4 months ago I went to Cdn Tire and bought the top line one with the
    winter covering. Paid something like $30. Went to buy two came home with
    one. I am really disappointed in it it wipes clear on the upstroke but
    leaves a mess on the down. Was just thinking yesterday I am going to take
    it back and maybe try an exchange for another one. Maybe mine was

    On a side note, has anyone been happy with their rear wiper on 96 on? I had
    a 96 and now an 00 that I cant seem to get a blade to wipe more than a 5"
    strip in the centre of the blade.
    Mavrick, Apr 6, 2004
  10. Will Halina

    Mavrick Guest

    What I shouldn't be using $5 remanufactured brake pads????
    Mavrick, Apr 6, 2004
  11. Will Halina

    Mavrick Guest

    Those metal ones scare me. Back in my younger days I had a blade come off
    on my mustang while in use and it immediately put a nice score in my
    windshield. I seem to have been buying plastic since then.
    Mavrick, Apr 6, 2004
  12. Will Halina

    Hola Guest

    About 4 months ago I went to Cdn Tire and bought the top line one with the
    My 96 also does the same with a CTC replacement, The old rusty original
    worked better. Anyone with better luck please post where to buy.


    Hola, Apr 7, 2004
  13. Will Halina

    Dan Gates Guest


    Do you not realize that you have answered your own question?

    According to the "parts guy", Atlas ones don't perform as well, and
    according to you, CTC ones don't perform as well. These are cheaper
    alternatives to the OEM product. From this, we can conclude that
    cheaper is not better. Pony up and get the product that works.

    Dan Gates, Apr 7, 2004
  14. Will Halina

    Will Halina Guest

    I have no problem with paying for quality - I just was wondering if someone
    had some different (hopefully more favourable) experience and I though I'd
    share mine. I was really hoping to see if anyone had tried the silicone
    blades from PIAA as an alternative and had some feedback - I didn't realize
    something like this was on the market. From what I can tell, I'd have to
    buy them from the US because they aren't stocked in Canada. I'd like to
    find out if it's worth the trouble.

    Will Halina, Apr 7, 2004
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