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I put SilBlade wipers on my Escape over a year ago. They are supposedly pure silicone, and about $50 shipped for the pair. They claim a 5 year warranty, with JC Whitney where I got it adding another 5 years for a 10 year warranty. If they do indeed hold up that long it is well worth it. In the year I've had them I don't see any visible signs of wear. They do get dirty and need to be washed every so often, and then they are like new.

At the same time I got these I treated my windshield with RainX, also silicone based if I'm remembering correctly, so in combination they work really well. The windshield treatment clears most of the water usually if it's raining heavy, but when it's misty or drizzling and the droplets are too small for the air pressure to move, when the wipers make a sweep they don't leave any area untouched.

I'd recommend them. It was the same price so I got them in Grey to match the paint color, and they come in an assortment of colors. I will say they appear to be high quality, the metal arm part has a nice painted finish and they look and feel sturdy and well made.
 

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What stone said. Thanks for the advice, I am looking into replacement blades before the summer vacation drive times.
 

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10 year warranty on wipers?! This I want to see. What do the warranty details state? If they wear out in 2 years, do you have to pay shipping to send them back? That defeats the warranty IMO.

Example: I bought a small table fan for about $15 a few years ago. It claimed a 5 year warranty. However, if you needed to claim a warranty, you had to ship the defective fan back (which would cost more than a new fan), and include $10 for them to ship a new one in return. Such warranties are worthless unless it's a $100 item. :cuss:

I'm not saying your wipers are bad, or you made a bad purchase. Just make sure to read the fine print if the warranty seems too good to be true.
 

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10 year warranty on wipers?! This I want to see. What do the warranty details state? If they wear out in 2 years, do you have to pay shipping to send them back? That defeats the warranty IMO.

Example: I bought a small table fan for about $15 a few years ago. It claimed a 5 year warranty. However, if you needed to claim a warranty, you had to ship the defective fan back (which would cost more than a new fan), and include $10 for them to ship a new one in return. Such warranties are worthless unless it's a $100 item. :cuss:

I'm not saying your wipers are bad, or you made a bad purchase. Just make sure to read the fine print if the warranty seems too good to be true.
I agree with you.
 

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Well, apparently JC Whitney isn't selling them any more, but I did find that Amazon is still carrying them with the 5 year warranty. LINK

SilBlade itself only advertises a 90 day warranty. LINK

I found references to the 10 year warranty, but it appears they are no longer doing it. I suppose I'll find out if they still honor it or not when they wear out.

I'm sure there is a hitch somewhere to try and keep you from getting the better end of the deal on it somehow. I looked at my receipts but didn't find the warranty info on them, maybe that's the catch. :doh:
 

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Yeah -- I found it odd that their website only stated 90 days. Either way, it looks like a good blade. People seem to like them. I've been using the Goodyear Assurance ones from Costco ($7.99 ea). They've been working well for me, and the price is right. I need to stock up before they get rid of them. They have Response Edge, and SilentArmor Technologies :thumb: .

http://mplink.com/_goodyear/?mid=assurance
 
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