Just replaced the wiper blades yesterday with the Anco Winter Specialty Blades (first time using them) and they are different than the standard ones I've used over the years. The top of the blade arm has a protective boot over the blade, which is suppose to keep the ice out, which affects the moving parts of the arm. Was told that when Spring arrives, take them off > put a light coat of oil on the rubber part of blades > place in a plastic bag > install standard blades. Reinstall winter blades either late fall or just before winter sets in.
This is by no means a sales pitch, but would like to provide this information for those using Anco wiper blades.
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Post by flashgordon on Dec 12, 2013 18:15:21 GMT -5
Nice find rON! We too use a Winter blade at work and I can attest that they do hold up and the protective soft rubber that surrounds the internal arms do a fine job of not freezing/icing up during a snow fall thus keeping your windshield clean.
Never heard of putting a coating of oil on the blade though. I'm concerned that come winter that oil might smear the windshield. But hell, worth a shot.
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I also thought about that, placing oil on the blades, which would bother me also, but I'm sure it would be a very light coat and when winter comes again, one would use something like WD40 or whatever to remove the oil and then install the winter blades.
I think it would be best said, to apply a very light coat, or even use WD40 in it's place: