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Old 10-23-2008, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Those Crazy Canucks and Their Wacky Wipers

Only a Canadian could come up with this.
It would be nice not to have to reach out and snap your wipers.

Anybody have any experience with these? Do they work?

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Old 10-23-2008, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Never heard of this till now. But for years Ive been reading about heated wiper blades invented by a guy in the UP. Everblades » Home The plow truck guys love them.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's funny. Never seen them, but I had read about them before.

And I do have experience fiddling with my wiper stalk to "stall" the wiper in the up position so I can reach out the window and smack the ice off it (at a stop light, of course). I'm sure I'm not the only one here who's done that.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ha Ha! I'm envisioning the look on the faces of our fellow ecomodders that live in warmer climates. "What the heck izzy talkin' about?..."
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks crappy to me... considering i have to smack it against the windshield pretty hard repeatedly sometimes, no way a little shaker is going to do it. I was hoping to see something that maybe got in the way of the stroke when activated and bumped the wiper out. Heck, i just realized that could be done mechanically with a lever or something.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Real men catch and smack the wiper on the fly while looking at the road through the 3 inches spot that is starting to defrost at the bottom of the windshield.

Nah seriously, I don't know about this gadget. I'd be more willing to trust heated blades than blade vibrators.
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Real men catch and smack the wiper on the fly while looking at the road through the 3 inches spot that is starting to defrost at the bottom of the windshield.
Haha. It's funny because it's true.
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Haha. It's funny because it's true.
Guilty as charged. Same with stalling the wiper up and commence snapping.

MazdaMatt has a good point -- I wonder if you could attach a cable or rope to a certain pivot point on the wiper arm, and operate it on the fly...

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Hiya,

I just keep 'em running (on intermittent or low) and keep on lifting and snapping them down, until the ice clears out -- and then I install winter blades...
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I have never heard of someone having to snap a wiper while driving. of course here in TN we never see past one centimeter of snow(which is enough to close schools), but plenty of ice. But still no snapping here...

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