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  #1713249 31-Jan-2017 13:19
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MikeB4:

 

I seldom have to replace them but I have always gone to either the car dealer or to Repco. Quality, convenience and getting the right blade trumps a few dollars.

 

 

Oy, isn't there a rule here that you cannot use the words trump and quality in the same sentence???  :-)


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  #1715598 5-Feb-2017 01:32
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hairy1: Rainx is the answer. Wiper blades become a bit irrelevant if you use it properly.

 

Yep - the washer additive Rain-X @30mL/L plus the Philm Off detergent at 50mL/L and you don't even need the wipers over about 60km/h - the water just sheets off on its own.

 

The only problem with Rain-X is on really cold nights the screen will fog on the outside until it gets some heat into it so you have to leave the wiper on a short intermittent setting to keep it clear until that happens.

 

I get years out of wiper blades and use them to clean the screen most times I drive anywhere.


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  #1715695 5-Feb-2017 12:24
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Do places other than car dealerships sell Wurth? Independent garages or similar? Just for location.

 

When I googled Wurth nothing comes back, but a page told me Wurth or Bosh are both good. Partmaster has plastic / metal blades for $5 / $10 individually with free shipping, so not too bad if they're quality. I'l have to replace the whole assembly on one car as they're getting a bit rusty.

 

Any opinions on plastic vs metal backed refills?

 

 

 

 

Wurth are wholesalers. If a garage has set up a trading account / regularly sees the sales rep (or likes them), I'm sure they will purchase the products they sell. 

 

Metal back is all the rage... it means you can form them a bit better and are much stronger so will carry smoother. 

 

 

 

 




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  #1715701 5-Feb-2017 12:43
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Given this is a safety issue I went with a Bosch wiper, one you buy as a unit not just a refill, a single one to try it out on my runabout as the existing one was starting to get a touch of rust. Reading suggested they should perform well and last a reasonably long time. When it wears out you have to replace the whole assembly, not just the blade, so costs are probably quite a bit higher over time.

 

A tip: don't let the little center plastic bit that helps secure them in fall out of those fancy blades, it took AGES to work out how to get it back in and fit the wiper blade because there's no instructions or diagrams anywhere.


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  #1715776 5-Feb-2017 16:02
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cadman:

hairy1: Rainx is the answer. Wiper blades become a bit irrelevant if you use it properly.


Yep - the washer additive Rain-X @30mL/L plus the Philm Off detergent at 50mL/L and you don't even need the wipers over about 60km/h - the water just sheets off on its own.


The only problem with Rain-X is on really cold nights the screen will fog on the outside until it gets some heat into it so you have to leave the wiper on a short intermittent setting to keep it clear until that happens.


I get years out of wiper blades and use them to clean the screen most times I drive anywhere.

that drove me mad last winter.




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  #1716060 6-Feb-2017 13:43
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MadEngineer:
cadman:

 

hairy1: Rainx is the answer. Wiper blades become a bit irrelevant if you use it properly.

 

 

 

Yep - the washer additive Rain-X @30mL/L plus the Philm Off detergent at 50mL/L and you don't even need the wipers over about 60km/h - the water just sheets off on its own.

 

 

 

The only problem with Rain-X is on really cold nights the screen will fog on the outside until it gets some heat into it so you have to leave the wiper on a short intermittent setting to keep it clear until that happens.

 

 

 

I get years out of wiper blades and use them to clean the screen most times I drive anywhere.

 

that drove me mad last winter.

 

Yeah it can be annoying but I think that the pros outweigh that con.

 

I noticed last time I bought Rain-X it changed from a cloudy white solution to a clear colourless one. Seems to work the same though so I'm not sure what's different.


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TimA:

 

Go to a car dealership and ask for Wurth refills. They are $9 for a pair and the best in the country.
Giltrap VW had them and they last ages and don't squeak! Both sizes too.

 

 

I just went to VW Grey Lynn, Auckland and the Wurth ones were just less than $9 per individual blade.




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  #1744574 20-Mar-2017 15:41
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Once I had to get the wiper blades replaced on a Mercedes work van, tried all the auto places, no, went to the dealer, special type of wiper blade (go figure!), work bank account was $147 worse off for 2 wiper blades


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dacraka:

 

TimA:

 

Go to a car dealership and ask for Wurth refills. They are $9 for a pair and the best in the country.
Giltrap VW had them and they last ages and don't squeak! Both sizes too.

 

 

I just went to VW Grey Lynn, Auckland and the Wurth ones were just less than $9 per individual blade.

 

 

whoa whoa, can you tell me what style of fitting?

 

Do they look like these?

 

And do they fit by squeezing some clips?

 

Wonder if they'd fit on a bimmer!


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  #1744634 20-Mar-2017 16:48
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alliao:

 

dacraka:

 

TimA:

 

Go to a car dealership and ask for Wurth refills. They are $9 for a pair and the best in the country.
Giltrap VW had them and they last ages and don't squeak! Both sizes too.

 

 

I just went to VW Grey Lynn, Auckland and the Wurth ones were just less than $9 per individual blade.

 

 

whoa whoa, can you tell me what style of fitting?

 

Do they look like these?

 

And do they fit by squeezing some clips?

 

Wonder if they'd fit on a bimmer!

 

 

 

 

That is them, super expensive


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