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Old 11-09-2012, 12:57 PM
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Question Looking for Feedback on Heated Wiper Blades

Just wondering if anybody has tried using heated wiper blades and how well they work (or not) I'm thinking of buying some but looking for feed back first. I would especially welcome any comments from Canadians as I live in Canada, and the climate here can cause real poor visibility when wipers freeze over.
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I've never seen these before, so I'm curious as well. Taildragger, can I assume by your name that you're a pilot?
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Just found them after a few white knuckle drives up here due to freezing rain and heavy snow. You can check them out @ www.everblades.com and see what you think. They sound like they might work, and don't look to hard to install. BTW the only piloting I do, is trying to keep my Ram out of the ditches!! ha ha
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Dickey John gave us a few sets to try on some of our snowplow trucks here at IDOT. And we found that they worked well but. It wasn't cost effective for us. They were wearing out to fast for what they Cost. We are now heating the washer fluid. Dickey John also makes these systems. They work incredible. They offer them for our cars and trucks also. I know the system is not cheep. Here is a bit of an alternative. Get youself a bunch of heavy duty washer hose. find a heater hose or radiator hose and wrap the hose around the radiator hose or heater hose. The more hose you can use the better, but don over doo it at some point the pump wont push it far enough, it trial and error. As the fluid gets pumped out of the tank to the wipers it is heated by the coolant heating the hose. By the time it hits the windshield it is hot. Melts the ice right off the window. It works. We have been using it on some of our older trucks for a long time. We have a very bad problem with snow and ice building up on the windshields. Wipers just don't get it off they just pack it tighter to the hood and cowl. We found that melting it is better. Wipers and the arms tend to break off our trucks because the snow and ice doesn't allow the wipers to go threw their full cycle. Eventually they break the arms or the gearing system for the motors. You get the point.
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Interesting, I would have never thought about heating the wiper fluid. Neat idea!!
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The only bad idea about heating washer fluid is if you have any chips in your window. May cause to crack more
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