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    New wipers making a horrible noise

    Got a set of front wiper blades for the A3 this afternoon, brand new out of Audi.

    As you would expect they fit fine.

    However on the bottom stop, they make a loud squeaking noise which after all the heavy rain this afternoon, made me insane.

    Is there a some sort of protective film on new blades?

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    I'd be interested to hear how much Audi charged you for wiper blades
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    Didn't know the price mattered?

    But cheaper than Audi Belfast on their eBay page for being a loyal customer.

    Any ideas about the noise?

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    Mine did it the other day, no reason why just on the back stroke right at the end was making a horrific squeal as if it was rubbing dry. It eventually stopped, I can only think it's slightly out of line and creating too much friction somewhere.
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    My old wipers dont do it so must be the newness of these ones doing the noise.

    I'll see how it goes over the next couple of days and report back.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Might sound daft but did you try a good squirting of screenwash to help them slide justr inacase it was a dry patch?
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    Don't know never had any squeeking on my non OEM wiper blades
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    Quote Originally Posted by coreythorny View Post
    Might sound daft but did you try a good squirting of screenwash to help them slide justr inacase it was a dry patch?
    Nope definitely not a dry patch, it rained all day long yesterday so they got a good workout.

    Read on the internetz a wipe with vinegar over the blade itself should help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a6-chris View Post
    Nope definitely not a dry patch, it rained all day long yesterday so they got a good workout.

    Read on the internetz a wipe with vinegar over the blade itself should help.
    yep, or treat your windscreen with some rain-x and put a bit over the blade too, perfection!
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    Will do!

    I sprayed some Dodo Juice Red Mist on the windscreen without thinking while QD'ing the body and it made it lovely with all the nice little beads
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