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Does anyone have, has anyone had, or has anyone researched any of the following heated wiper systems -- this question is the whole reason I joined the discussion groups; however, I hope to learn a lot, and I hope I can contribute/provide some useful information, too. I plan to buy and install one or two of these to find the best-performing, most useful in-service heated-wiper system.

http://www.hotwipers.com/catalog.htm
http://www.heatflexx.ca/
http://www.heat-max.com/pricing.html

BTW, as you might notice this as my first post/question, that Toyota does a great job for the application -- runs out of HP long before it usually runs out of traction -- as we use it mostly on farm driveways and lanes. It is great for cleaning parking areas.

Thanks for your help.

Sean
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heat flex hands down...screw the thermostat you want an on/off direct wire. nothing to go bad..plus they look the best..

i think the ticket is to get a 3-4 line defrogger kit and go INSIDE with the heat as many luxury cars already have. Buddy has em on his chevy, very effective.
 

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(Note: wipers are equipped with a thermostatic sensor and will only activate when the temperature is below 40°F / 4°C).

never mind..they have it too...i bet they are the same company or was...
 

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Thanks for the suggestions and feedback

I appreciate all your suggestions and perspectives so far; please continue. I'll let you know what I discover.

Thanks
 

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I am running Everblades . I feel the rubbers too hard . streaks bad .Not to happy with them for 130.00 .They also still freeze up some times . one broke after first 6 hr storm . They replaced it no problem but still streaks .I will not buy another set
 

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More wiper thoughts; & Weather info -- TOTALLY off (my own) topic

Thanks for the welcome! I'm sure to be here frequently. I am considering all the wipers, but from your feedback so far, I am, and have been, thinking about the Heat Flexx http://www.heatflexx.ca/ , but I'm also curious what, if any, experience anyone has had with Northland's product http://www.hotwipers.com/catalog.htm? I'm more interested in performance -- as a $20 or $30 lower-cost system that does NOT perform will just pi** :mad:me OFF -- than acquisition price. Keep the info coming, and Thanks again.

As I am a self-described "weather freak" this page (and the whole website) might beneficially add to your WX information sourcing.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/US/2xpxFronts.html?MR=1

Don't let the wind take you away. :eek:
 

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I love the Everblades--when it's snowing, that is. They work great, beyond that, pretty much the same, they suck to the point of being dangerous.

Interesting that there are several more out there. I came across a heater for the wiper fluid that is relatively inexpensive, that I think I will try just to see how that works. My dealer is looking for one of their '3' in stock. :rolleyes:
 

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Have been running the heat flex blades for a few years now. Can't say I'm overly ecstatic about them. The mounting head is plastic and we see alot of them snap off. IF I could get the old heated wiper performace with the flex blade design of the Heat Flex with a better mounting head that would be the cat's.... The first heated wipers we used lasted 3-5 yrs and cleaned very well. They were bought out and that brand is not MFG any longer. As always were on the search for better blades all the time.

I have run the hot wipers and they work pretty good but still looking for better.

J
 

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What ever happened to the guy here who was selling a fluid heating system ? I believe they also sell to Cadillac Division .
 

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I just noticed on the EverBlades site, for those who find/found the rubber too hard...

For the 2009/10 season we have made significant improvements in our rubber squeegee (now silicone rubber!) for wipe quality and durablility!
 

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A Ferrari? :beatsme Ya, I hate it when my F430 Spider's wipers freeze up. Car is great in the snow otherwise. :scramble


 

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heated blades 2009-2011

does anyone know were to get heated blades to fit the new mount on gm trucks? i have 2009 thur 2011 looking for the ones like heat flex.
 

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EVERBLADES stay away .i have the newer rubber and they still stink. snow and ice freezes up on the wires and the wire snaps all the time . i have had to do emergency repairs on the side of the road to fix them . when they work i like them but when there off you know it.
 
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