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Wiper blades

Post by Rodney » 20 May 2018 11:53

My "new" wiper blades have perished after +/- 14 months since replacement. I have tried to buy the blades themselves (silicone if I recall correctly) as I did for my other vehicles. Autozone tell me that they no longer supply this product.

Any suggestions from forum members?

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Re: Wiper blades

Post by iandvl » 20 May 2018 11:54

I just bought the correct length bosch wipers at Midas.

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Post by Tinus lotz » 20 May 2018 13:09

Me too

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Post by Pieter B » 20 May 2018 14:52

I have also noticed that wiper blades only last a year. Unfortunately it's one of those things

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Re: Wiper blades

Post by Anthony Forgey » 21 May 2018 05:41

Planned obsolescence...

You can give them a bit more life by cleaning them with meths then rubbing on some silicone. You can also buy a blade thingy which you run down the length of the wiper which (like a potato peeler) cuts off a thin layer of the blade...

or... just replace :lol:
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Re: Wiper blades

Post by Rodney » 21 May 2018 07:50

Checked my office vehicles this morning. Definitely some of the blades are not a rubber compound - probably silicone but I cannot tell.

Pulled the invoice on the Isuzu LDV. Blades last replaced November 2015 and purchased at Autozone. Methinks more research called for.....

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Re: Wiper blades

Post by Stefan » 21 May 2018 11:49

R84.80 to replace 2x front and 1x rear wiper with Hella wipers from Midas last Friday (18th). Not even 10mins to remove, purchase and fit new ones.

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