We sell both framed and frameless windshield wiper blades in our online shop. So, what’s the difference? For many applications, not much. It often comes down to a matter of aesthetics. Do you like the clean profile of a single bar? Choose frameless. Do you prefer the high-performance look of a framed blade? Great.
That said, there are a few differences.
Framed Wiper Blades:
Available up to 52” in length
Require slightly less force to stay on windshield
Frameless Wiper Blades:
Available up to 32” in length
Include less steel, so can be beneficial in marine environments to avoid rust
Frequently preferred for RVs because they offer a streamlined appearance and don’t stand out against the tinted part of the windshield glass when at park
Whichever wiper blades you choose, note that all AM Equipment blades come with a protective plastic cover over the rubber portion. This cover ensures a longer lifespan for the rubber, plus it protects the graphite coating, which helps the blades travel smoothly across the glass. Don’t forget to remove the cover before use!