- Feb 11, 2008
- Kansas, USA
FWIW - January 31, 2023 Bosch FOCUS and ENVISION wiper blades are designed to make nighttime driving safer in inclement weather, the company says
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Truth. I can get by with an aftermarket cat and a single 12" cherry bomb, but crusty wiper blades will fail inspection! lolWiper blades are part of what gets inspected in Texas for our safety inspection. Years back tags and the inspection were both due on the same month.
I'm not gonna lie I have cars I've never put wiper blades on after years of ownership. If the windshield is clean enough you can look past the rain.
Bosch is not giving specifics as to why - “People only do 25% of their driving at night, yet 50% of traffic deaths happen during this time, proving just how dangerous nighttime driving can be. When you add in inclement weather, these risks and the stress of nighttime driving continue to climb.”Wiper blades are part of what gets inspected in Texas for our safety inspection.
Rainx.......foggy micro-layer of water that gets left behind the blade in very light rain and cold .weather.
I don't think it's the same thing. It's a faint fog which maybe lasts a couple seconds, and only shows up when the windshield is on the dry side. It looks like the streaks you get from a worn wiper, but a lot more uniform.How do you prevent rainX/sealant from fogging the windshield while wipers are on?
A Peterbilt truck driver I knew would replace the front windows every several years. With a "sand blasted" windshield with the sun at the right angle, it can be a blinding experience.Mostly I only see it if I get a light dust of rain...
That's kind of what I was thinking. I'm pretty sure this is the OEM glass and it has a lot of little rock nicks, but looks nice and clear otherwise. I'm hoping that some polishing will even out any invisible roughness, helping it stay clean and wipe better. If not, eh, it's annoying but not buy-a-new-windshield annoying so far.A Peterbilt truck driver I knew would replace the front windows every several years. With a "sand blasted" windshield with the sun at the right angle, it can be a blinding experience.
Fine water droplets could reflect/refract light in those 'pits' When I replaced the windshield, this issue was history.
.OEM glass and it has a lot of little rock nicks,