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# 253000 21-Jul-2019 02:17
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Has anybody used https://www.wipertech.co.nz to get a new pair of wiper blades for their cars? If so, have you been happy with the quality of their wiper blades? How long did they last? Am looking for new wiper blades for my VF Commodore, due to the current pair now making horrible sounds when it wipes.

 

Any brands that you recommend would also be appreciated.





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  # 2280555 21-Jul-2019 07:33
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Have fitted them on three cars, including my VE. Still doing a good job on all of them after many months of use, and better than anything I've ever had from Repco et al. So much cheaper than buying Holden originals. Happy to recommend.

ETA: VE and the wife's car were fitted in June last year.




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  # 2280560 21-Jul-2019 08:05
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Have been happy with them (got front x 2 and rear 16 months ago for a Toyota in Christchurch, so they've had a fair bit of use). Can't tell the difference to the ones either from Repco or garage, and cheaper than originals despite price including delivery.

 

Excellent post-sales service. The front pair had a quality control problem. I emailed them, got first response within a few days, and they ended up sending me another pair for free.

 

They frequently have 10% off (not quite Briscoes but e.g. every public holiday, parent's days).


 
 
 
 


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  # 2280568 21-Jul-2019 08:46
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I've used them for my wife's car and just about to order a set for mine. Quality is great and much better value than the main auto parts shops.


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  # 2280569 21-Jul-2019 08:48
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We went to Supercheap, the guy fitted 2 blades for $25, no issues yet. They sounds smooth.





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  # 2280578 21-Jul-2019 09:14
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I found a Trade Me seller who supplied the OEM Bosch blades for my Range Rover from Australia at 50% of the NZ price for the same thing.





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  # 2280599 21-Jul-2019 10:21
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I replaced the my Fiat Ducato 2008 Campervan blades about 2 years ago with ones from Wipertech. Couldn't find blades anywhere else.

 

They come as a pair (different sizes) well packed and rapid shipping. $69 for the pair. Fitted to the arms without problem.

 

As I recall the tech info on Wipertech web site is pretty good and made selection easy.





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  # 2280602 21-Jul-2019 10:31
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I just ordered some from them so will see what they're like. I bought from Repco last time and found the blades to be good at the start - but started leaving streaks after just a few months. Ended up getting 2 replaced under warranty.





 
 
 
 


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I have just bought some for my Nissan X Trail. Two day delivery from Australia and they provide good videos on how to fit them.
The only thing is that they are a complete replacement rather than just refills. So I have kept the old wipers in case I want to go back to refills.

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  # 2280615 21-Jul-2019 10:53
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Good point, albeit simplifies installation.




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  # 2280646 21-Jul-2019 12:22
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Thanks All. Yeah I got the new user 10% off discount just now too. Wasn't sure at the beginning, if $69 was expensive or not for a pair of blades as the last ones I got from Repco were only ~ $40. But am happy to pay a bit more for good quality wiper blades.

So are the WiperTech blades not refillable?

I heard Bosch AeroTwin wiper blades are also pretty good, but even more expensive. Would the WiperTech blades be comparable to them if you've managed to try out both?




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  # 2280659 21-Jul-2019 12:52
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michaelmurfy:

 

I just ordered some from them so will see what they're like. I bought from Repco last time and found the blades to be good at the start - but started leaving streaks after just a few months. Ended up getting 2 replaced under warranty.

 

Try giving your windscreen a rainx treatment, will imrove vision way beyond changing the wipers.

 

https://www.repco.co.nz/en/car-care-panel/car-care/glass-windscreen/rain-x-original-103ml/p/A1053242

 

I just did our cars two weeks ago and the difference is amazing, I have enough for another few treatments. 

 

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  # 2280666 21-Jul-2019 13:21
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Apparently on really cold days, the windscreen will fog up on the outside if you have the RainX treatment. Some also said that unless you keep reapplying every once a month, it won't work anymore.




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  # 2280712 21-Jul-2019 13:47
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Trico blades from Repco on sale for $60 the pair work well.


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  # 2280726 21-Jul-2019 14:32
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sonyxperiageek: Apparently on really cold days, the windscreen will fog up on the outside if you have the RainX treatment. Some also said that unless you keep reapplying every once a month, it won't work anymore.

 

I paid the $40 and got the water resivoir bottle too :) It ends up lasting longer 

 

(That is, until you get your car 'serviced'. Find they charged $3 to refill the reservoir with something other than a water top up and then made a note on the job sheet wipers were 'smearing' - cause the stuff they put in reacted with the Rain-X solution and made a film!)

 

Only need wipers in urban areas below 70K :P else it just hits beads enough to either see through or clear itself.

 

Re replacements of the raw blades - with modern cars the day of stripping out the core and putting in some graphite replacements are sadly. Gone. I also found this recently with my '13 Hyundai.

 

The arms come with a hook. Easy on, easy off whole assembly.

 

But due to them often being 2 different sizes (and longer than raw shelf bought blades - thanks OEMs!). And coming with aero/noise reduction casing. Often the long/driver blade needs a permanent bent metal guide along it to keep the pressure on the glass

 

If you lift your wiper and it stays bent, probably one of those. And replacing with a standard refill likely won't cut it :/

 

My rear one, even had an extra ridge of rubber out the side so you couldn't remove it from the casing to replace it with a cut down one!




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Just bought the WiperTech blades with the 10% off coupon. Will see how they go!




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