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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2014, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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At least in my area the part stores are not carrying refills except NAPA...they all used to.
Same here. One of the reasons I started this thread was so that folks who can buy refills can add part numbers. If you can get them, which ones are you buying and which blades do they fit?

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 10:00 AM
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Anco U-22R refills installed

Finally get my car running after 10 months of downtime and of course the weathers been nothing but Sh!tty. Seemed like a good time to see if the Anco U-22R refills I got would fit and how well they install on the 9C1 "winged" wiper blades.

A little tricky getting the old ones off but the refills slid right into place. Only downside is that the weather looks like it will give me lots of chances to test them out this Holiday Weekend.

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been using 22R refills in my 9C1 wipers for 20+ years. plug & play

we don't get the kind of weather you have in PA here in SoCal so mine are rarely used

Not missing visits to Q this winter....man the weather back there has been brutal

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FWIW - switching to the Bill Harper mod for wipers is one of the best things I've done. Gets rid of the lousy Pin mount for a J hook. Lots of blade options with that............... and a much better system.

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I'm familiar with the Wiper Arm mod and like that you can fold the Arms away from the windshield for cleaning. I considered this mod myself but can't use the "Winged" 9C1 Wiper Blades with them.

In the 20+ years I've had the car and driven in lots of Rain, I never seemed to have a problem with Wiper Performance. I also recently replaced the arms with Brand New Factory replacement arms figuring the old arms should be replaced and they looked pretty Ratty. Not sure of the advantages of the J Hook style over Pin style and there may be some reasons for that change.

For "me", I just like the look and performance of the 9C1 Blades and probably the main reason I won't switch over to the other style. For years I've dealt with holding the arms up for cleaning and don't find that too difficult. Now if there was a Folding Wiper Arm mod that also used a pin style, then I may be all over that. I guess I'm just a "Winged" Warrior who really likes the look of the 9C1 blade and is more than happy with how they perform.

Having some simple cost effective options now in refills is a big plus for us "winged" folk.
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FWIW - switching to the Bill Harper mod for wipers is one of the best things I've done. Gets rid of the lousy Pin mount for a J hook. Lots of blade options with that............... and a much better system.

It may be worth noting, though, that the arms don't rest in the original "parked" position with this mod. That may matter to some folks.

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I have found the 9C1 "wing" arms do what they were designed to do...keep the blade firmly against the windshield at high speeds while the wipers are in use.

Refill blades generally are low or non stock items in most chain auto part stores as they keep "replacement" type wipers that have a higher $ cost. Fortunately RA, Amazon have them and the cost is very low

I always buy refill inserts for all my cars that have those types of blades

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https://www.gmpartsprime.com/oem-gm-wiper_blade.html is a great source for OEM SS wiper refills at cheap prices. Hope this helps.
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