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Windshield wiper refills...(the rubber parts)

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Noticed how they seem to have disappeared from auto parts stores? All they have now are complete blades--and they're all black--not a silver one in sight. And they're $10-15 vs $4-5 for refills.

Anyone know of a source of refills for our wiper blades (13 & 15 inch) plus larger ones for our modern cars?

mike

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$6 a pair for refills at NAPA for the BMW 2002 w/ 15" blade

http://napaonline.com/Search/Detail.aspx?A=WIP601512_0121822883&An=599001+101976+50006+2006024

Wiper Blade Refill - Anco - Front

Product Line: NAPA WINDSHIELD PRODUCTS

Part Number: WIP 601512

Features & Benefits "12" Series Refills Are Designed To Refill NAPA, TRICO & ANCO Long Frame Metal Wiper Blades. These Steel Extruded Rubber Refills Fit NAPA & TRICO Tubular & Classic Blades, As Well As ANCO's Old 25 Series Blades.

Attributes Wiper Blade Refill Length : 15"

Application Information: 1976 BMW 2002

Per Car Qty: 2

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Mike,

I have noticed the same thing going on for a couple of years now. I have had some luck with Advance Auto for 13 inch Trico refills for the Volvo 1800ES and 15 inch occasionally for the 02. They are getting harder to find and Bosch are simply not available. Wanted to get refills for the M Roadster in order to keep the wiper arms and the integral airfoils..ended up buying the Bosch Icon as they do not look out of place on a late model. At least the 13 and 15" full blades are still available from Bosch.

Earl

BMW CCA #18736

74 02Lux

02 M Roadster

72 Volvo 1800ES

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John,

WhooHooo, thanks for the info....There are a couple of NAPA's here in Huntsville...I used to use NAPA all the time, do not know why I stopped

Thanks

Earl

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Had to go Trico 15" for Gunther. The blade holders are also Trico. Luckily our local car parts store still carries the refills for just a few bucks.

Check out these babies. Not exactly the best wipeing performance, but usable. LOL!

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Bosch ICON blades are noticeably better than anything else I have used (altho a bit pricey).--Jim

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Bosch ICON blades are noticeably better than anything else I have used (altho a bit pricey).--Jim

I'll second this. I installed them on our Tahoe. Good stuff. The Rain-x helps too.

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Noticed how they seem to have disappeared from auto parts stores? All they have now are complete blades--and they're all black--not a silver one in sight. And they're $10-15 vs $4-5 for refills.

Anyone know of a source of refills for our wiper blades (13 & 15 inch) plus larger ones for our modern cars?

mike

i haven't seen silver ones in years. i buy the black ones and spray them silver (r/r the inserts of course). unfortunately i have to remove a piece of metal on the top of the blade near the wiper arm mounting point with a dremel, so the blade sits flush against the windshield, prior to painting.

-ryan

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Bosch ICON blades are noticeably better than anything else I have used (altho a bit pricey).--Jim

the best blade of any i've ever tried in my short (56yrs) life

hands down perfect

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