Monday, November 19, 2018

Damn Fool II

The wipers that were on the Taurus when I bought it were starting to leave streaks. $50 later at the auto parts store they are replaced. 

The brand is Trico and they are a one piece silicon wiper with a shield over the pivot point. Nice lady at O'Reilly  Auto Parts upsold me. She and her husband have them on both of their vehicles. We salesmen are such pushovers.

Seems I wasn't their only customer.

I do find the steering wheel a bit odd.

Time will tell if the wiper blades were a good choice. 

Used my siphon hose to drain the windshield washer reservoir. Replaced the fluid with some extreme temperature Rain X product and redid the windshield with Rain X. The product takes some elbow grease buffing to get a smooth application. I find it worth the cost and effort. As always, YMMV

Yeah, I'm about five weeks late getting all this done. Sue me.

8 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

I made a similar decision recently on MY Taurus and my Ranger.
But I got tired of being disappointed after purchasing wipers.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I'm hoping I won't be disappointed.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The wipers on my Mighty Max are in their third season and going strong. Dress them with Rain X from time to time when I do the windshield.

Old NFO said...

Rain X WORKS! I've applied it for years, and never been disappointed, other than those @#$#% hydrophobic grasshoppers in CO!

LL said...

I'm still looking for the perfect wipers.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Old NFO
Been there, more than once.

LL
Don't know if they exist. Too bad we can't use spinning windows like ships. Probably the wrong terminology but then I'm a committed landlubber.

Colleen Laeger said...

Did you get your snow rake out yet???

Sisty

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Actually got it out during the snow storm before the last.