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    Hi, my windscreen has smeer marks all over it, I think it's due to my 8 year old wiper blades. Any rain + oncoming traffic with headlights on almost literally depletes any sort of sight I once had and I end up nearly crashing.

    Any recommendations for cheap but decent wipers to replace? Thanks

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    Bosch Aero - approx £30 for full set off ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    Bosch Aero - approx £30 for full set off ebay
    Thanks. Do you think that is why my windscreen is smeared?

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    You might need your windscreen polishing with pumice.
    And you definitely need to think about changing blades more often.
    I'm surprised that after 8 years the wiper had any rubber left on it.

    For the record, I've just bought my car and have just bought a full set of new bosch
    blades. The whole set of 3 genuine bosch came in at about £26 delivered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grr666 View Post
    You might need your windscreen polishing with pumice.
    And you definitely need to think about changing blades more often.
    I'm surprised that after 8 years the wiper had any rubber left on it.

    For the record, I've just bought my car and have just bought a full set of new bosch
    blades. The whole set of 3 genuine bosch came in at about £26 delivered.
    Well I've only owned the car a month so I wasn't to know, thanks for the help.

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    Last ones I bought for the s3 were from Tps, genuine blades cost about 27 quid or so, think rear was about 8 quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradHatton View Post
    Thanks. Do you think that is why my windscreen is smeared?
    Smeared with traffic film made worse by 8 year old blades ! You should aim to replace blades every two years, minimum.

    Get some proper screen cleaner or concentrated washer liquid and scrub the screen before putting new blades on.

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    If you've got any left over detailing clay hanging around, use that on the windscreen, should see most contaminants removed.

 

 

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