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Well, I tried. Have you tried the winter blades from places like Autozone etc? I've always had good results with those in places with bad winter weather.
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My only issue is that for some reason right in the drivers line of sight is where the wiper fails... not on the passenger side just driver side during icing conditions.
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I had the same issue, I replace them with Canadian tire reflex / rain x wipers, it’s a lot better but still not perfect, I think when driving the wiper sits lower than the heat that touches the windshield, causing them to freeze.
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My only issue is that for some reason right in the drivers line of sight is where the wiper fails... not on the passenger side just driver side during icing conditions.
You can thank a guy named Murphy for that.
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Well, I tried. Have you tried the winter blades from places like Autozone etc? I've always had good results with those in places with bad winter weather.
Thanks for the suggestions Rootbeer! I'm going to try AutoZone for a winter blade and hopefully that helps. If that doesn't do it my next step will be to kick out the windshield so when I turn on the wipers they won't smear or have any missed spots.
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Thanks for the suggestions Rootbeer! I'm going to try AutoZone for a winter blade and hopefully that helps. If that doesn't do it my next step will be to kick out the windshield so when I turn on the wipers they won't smear or have any missed spots.
That could be a chilly drive.
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My 2010 TRX4 does the same exact thing. Very annoying, and when its warm and just raining the wipers are noisy on the glass
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I had the same issue, I replace them with Canadian tire reflex / rain x wipers, it’s a lot better but still not perfect, I think when driving the wiper sits lower than the heat that touches the windshield, causing them to freeze.
Well mine do this as well and I have already put the new Reflex / Rain X blades on. It's not as bad as what the OP described however it is a bit annoying. I had to get out and snap the blades a few times and they were better but not perfect. This also only seems to happen below freezing.
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Its unfortunate to see someone else with the same problem. Everytime its gets below 20 here in NY with a little snow I have no view. The wipers only catch the top of the wiper blade area, leaving the center blurry and snow covered. I also have to stop and wipe the blades clean often. The truck is gararged and It doesnt happen when the temps are warmer, only when it gets fridget. Going to try the more expensive winter blades.
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i googled windshields in winter conditions & saw this

Washer Fluid Spray Bottle for Ice Free Windows
Date: 02/18/2010 Topic: Cars > Winter Driving

Living in a very cold climate I found this to be a very useful tool for winter days. Purchase a gallon jug of the re-fill windshield washer fluid and fill a small spray bottle with the liquid. When your windshield is iced over spray beginning at the top of the windshield and work down towards the midway point.
As I recall the jug directions say that this can be harmful to paint finishes, so be careful and use sparingly. This starts a melting process and the top area will loosen up by time you get to the other side of your car.

One year I gave little bottles of it to my staff and they were rather doubtful. When the staff actually used it, they reported back that it truly works a miracle!

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Tip: Washer Fluid Spray Bottle for Ice Free Windows
Archived on 02/18/2010
When filling my windshield washer fluid for winter, I save some of the solvent and put it in an old squirt bottle. In the evening I spray my windows and mirrors, and in the morning the ice has never built up.

When warming your car up, it is great to have sprayed the outside of the windows first. It really helps the defroster clear the windows much quicker.

Frost-Free Windshields
Vinegar will help keep windshields ice and frost free. When a car has to be left outside overnight in the winter, coat the windshields with a solution of 3 parts White Distilled Vinegar to 1 part water.A good tip for frost free windshields is believe it or not shaving cream.rub it in good and wipe off when starts to fog up reapply.You can also use the above tip with alcohol instead of vinegar I like the green kind best.

try shaving foam on your bathroom mirror to stop it from fogging up, works great!!

http://www.ehow.com/way_5845346_home...her-fluid.html

Lift the Ice off the Window with this Homemade Deicer
You can use a household spray bottle for this. Mix a bottle of isopropyl alcohol (70% is best but 50% also works) and a few drops of dish liquid. Spray the windshield liberally, and in a few minutes, the ice lifts off the window. Also, try putting isopropyl alcohol in the washer fluid container (half fluid and half alcohol) to keep your wiper lines from freezing up in the winter.

when you pick up the winter windshield wipers, don't forget the
Rain X/Winter De-Icer windshield washer fluid
Part Number:
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good thing winter does not last all year long
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