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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby *$kїđž!™ » October 11th, 2011, 3:20 am

looking for a michelin blade 22" cant seem to find this size...only gettin like 20" and 24"......

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby *$kїđž!™ » August 28th, 2012, 10:50 pm

seeing that the rains are here......looking to change wiper blades.... saw some new blades on the market.....most likely would go with michelin.....

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby DVSTT » September 2nd, 2012, 12:59 pm

*$kїđž!™ wrote:looking for a michelin blade 22" cant seem to find this size...only gettin like 20" and 24"......


Bought an 18" and a 24" at Repuauto Marabella.

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby Rory Phoulorie » September 3rd, 2012, 12:06 pm

Best wiper blade that I have used so far is the PIAA Super Sporza Silicone Wiper. I have that on my car for over a year now and they still wipe the same way as when I first put them on. I find that this brand is better than the Michelin wipers which I had before. I bought them off Amazon.com and brought them in through my skybox.

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Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby spirited721 » May 13th, 2013, 10:44 am

so after 2 pairs of michelins that lasted about 6months each (1 stealth, 1 regular steel framed) i decided to try bosch and on changing the steel framed michelins i noticed 'PLYON' engraved on the wiper and thought "wait daz not d $20 wiper blade?"

so after a little google-ing i have learnt that michelin wiper blades are actually made by plyon and now have me wondering if that's any indication of quality.

Any views???

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby ADONI » May 13th, 2013, 2:35 pm

Same as when you go to buy tyre and the tyre man call some no name tyre you never heard about and tell you Michelin does make that tyre....

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby Morpheus » May 13th, 2013, 7:53 pm

I tell myself why spend all that money on Michelin when the performance was not that outstanding or long lasting to me.

I will pay my $60 for my cheap blades and change when necessary like before yes..........

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby Strugglerzinc » May 13th, 2013, 10:11 pm

I have a pair of 2 week old Michelins lying around. They certainly do skip like Pylons. Thought they were going to break my wiper arms off, they were so bad. I will never ever buy Michelin blades again EVER.

Funny how my first set lasted over a year and the second set were like this, as were those bought for other vehicles.

Changed all to $30/pair blades and all silent and clean. If i get 3 months out of these I'll be happy @ $10/month.

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby Morpheus » May 13th, 2013, 10:25 pm

Strugglerzinc wrote:I have a pair of 2 week old Michelins lying around. They certainly do skip like Pylons. Thought they were going to break my wiper arms off, they were so bad. I will never ever buy Michelin blades again EVER.

Funny how my first set lasted over a year and the second set were like this, as were those bought for other vehicles.

Changed all to $30/pair blades and all silent and clean. If i get 3 months out of these I'll be happy @ $10/month.



^^Exactly

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby black start » May 13th, 2013, 10:45 pm

Oar, thanks for the heads up fellas....I was now going and spend some bad money....

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby CD4Accord » May 14th, 2013, 3:51 am

Speak for yourselves... I haven't had great luck with the frameless michelin's, but I have been using the same pair of Michelin (by pylon) rainforce regular wipers on the pajero for 4 years now and they don't skip for nothing. They will wipe rain or mud with no trouble at all...

It is all a matter

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby evolution91 » May 14th, 2013, 1:21 pm

ac delco wrks fine

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby Morpheus » May 14th, 2013, 10:55 pm

CD4Accord wrote:Speak for yourselves... I haven't had great luck with the frameless michelin's, but I have been using the same pair of Michelin (by pylon) rainforce regular wipers on the pajero for 4 years now and they don't skip for nothing. They will wipe rain or mud with no trouble at all...

It is all a matter


^^Great to hear.

I should mention that in my case I had the Michelin frameless

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby devsingh » May 14th, 2013, 11:30 pm

ac delco framless works great

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby D music 4 life » May 14th, 2013, 11:59 pm

ADONI wrote:Same as when you go to buy tyre and the tyre man call some no name tyre you never heard about and tell you Michelin does make that tyre....
8-) yeah it seems like they always bringing out a new tyre on d market. Them tyre men knw all d tricks in d book. I got rob $200. on a used tyre last time a so called mich brand :?

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby FullStop » May 15th, 2013, 9:29 am

CD4Accord wrote:Speak for yourselves... I haven't had great luck with the frameless michelin's, but I have been using the same pair of Michelin (by pylon) rainforce regular wipers on the pajero for 4 years now and they don't skip for nothing. They will wipe rain or mud with no trouble at all...

It is all a matter


7 months on michelin frameless without a problem so far. I have to say though, the first set of michelin wipers I used lasted about two years without issue, those were the metal framed ones though.

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby Strugglerzinc » May 15th, 2013, 1:56 pm

First set were metal frames. Thought to myself..."those worked well lemmie just go with the same thing again"

Boy was i wrong. Fraid to even try frameless now.

I usually like to buy parts i can fit and forget but I'd hate to spend a set of money on some new ones like Rainex graphite coated blades and i get Michelin/Pylon performance.

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby Rory Phoulorie » May 15th, 2013, 4:32 pm

Isn't there a wiper blade thread already?

I recently used PIAA and now have Bosch Icons on my car. Both of those brands are very good.

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby spirited721 » May 25th, 2013, 11:30 pm

so far, the bosch working good and the OEM wipers were bosch so i think i will just stick with bosch.

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby black start » May 28th, 2013, 7:25 am

Rory Phoulorie wrote:Isn't there a wiper blade thread already?

I recently used PIAA and now have Bosch Icons on my car. Both of those brands are very good.



I had normal bosch a while a back and it worked real good. Didn't get them when I went to purchase...

where did you get yours rory?

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby Val » June 23rd, 2013, 10:45 am

I must be doing something wrong, the Michelin doesn't last 4 months before skipping and noise. I clean them regular enough with soap and water but don't use the rainx

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby eitech » June 23rd, 2013, 12:47 pm

Val wrote:I must be doing something wrong, the Michelin doesn't last 4 months before skipping and noise. I clean them regular enough with soap and water but don't use the rainx


My first set did that within a month. I put back original and no skippin

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby SR » June 23rd, 2013, 1:05 pm

I have found recently the michelin wipers on the market locally are of lower quality than previous ones i had from wallmart suspect they probably using a cheaper manufacturer now not sure if its knockoffs on the local market

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Re: Michelin wipers made by plyon

Postby Rory Phoulorie » June 23rd, 2013, 1:13 pm

black start wrote:I had normal bosch a while a back and it worked real good. Didn't get them when I went to purchase...

where did you get yours rory?


Sorry about the late reply, I now checked this thread.

I bought the Bosch Icons on Amazon.com and brought them in through my skybox.

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby Hook » June 23rd, 2013, 2:36 pm

So aside from the bad reviews on the Michelin blades, where can I get the good stuff?
Cuz I'm sure I look like a crazy man spraying wiper fluid on my windscreen just to stop the skipping.

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby cinco » June 23rd, 2013, 7:57 pm

Amazon it seems. I buy the michelins and havent had an issue yet

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby cinco » June 23rd, 2013, 7:57 pm

Amazon it seems. I buy the michelins and havent had an issue yet

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby X_Factor » June 23rd, 2013, 8:04 pm

its probably a prob with the local michelins cause the walmart set i bought more than 12mths ago still works fine!

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby Hook » June 23rd, 2013, 8:21 pm

Yeah, I in d same mess with the Michelin. First set last year worked real nice, this year's set skipping already...and rainy season now start.

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Re: Wiper Blade review thread.

Postby SR » June 23rd, 2013, 9:08 pm

Try cleaning the blade with rubbibg alcohol then apply amoral and let soak to soften the rubber

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