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    Wiper Blades - recommendations


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    Do a search up in the right hand side of the homepage, but you'll find most go with VAG original ones ( Valeo ) I think. I tried Bosch but they screech like a scolded hyena!!

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    I've got Bosch, and with a periodic squirt of silicon spray (which also acts as a rain repellent when transferred to the screen by the wiper action) they stay smooth and quiet.
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    i always go with oem
    used various aftermarkets and never last aslong or are asgood

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    Tried bosch, now have oem much better!
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    New Michelin wiper blades??
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    I have bosch, there abit noisy but I think I remember reading in the Audi Stoke section they sell oem ones from dealers for around £30 a pair.

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    OEM, for some strange reason, they got that right lol
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    I bought genuine Audi wipers for mine, but they're not quiet. I've slapped Michelin ones on my golf mark 5 and I can hardly hear those. Any suggestions ?
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    I know its not the same but i have Goodyear flat blades from Costco on my corsa £7 each which i think is pretty Good and just as good as the Bosch ones in my opinion, but hey thats just on a corsa and not an audi

    another option to aid clearing the windscreen would be a long term rain repellant, as a keen amateur detailer i can vouch for GTechniq G1 or G5 and Carpro flyby 30.
    ive got G1 on my windscreen and it does a pretty darn good job

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    Always OEM for me, for some reason everything else I've tried is noisy.

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    Anyone tried the new Michelin Stealth blades on their A4? Find the oems a bit noisy, tried the boschs but were worse for noise. The Stealth's seem to get very good reviews across the pond on Amazon USA and also on Amazon UK:
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    When you guys order from audi, do you get the complete wiper or just the rubber blade pack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopomp1 View Post
    Anyone tried the new Michelin Stealth blades on their A4? Find the oems a bit noisy, tried the boschs but were worse for noise. The Stealth's seem to get very good reviews across the pond on Amazon USA and also on Amazon UK:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...9DNRE8GAA986S8
    Go on, you know you want to, then post a review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty76 View Post
    Go on, you know you want to, then post a review.
    Yeah might as well buy them and see how they fare...will keep you posted chaps
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4_MaJiK View Post
    Always OEM for me, for some reason everything else I've tried is noisy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    When you guys order from audi, do you get the complete wiper or just the rubber blade pack?
    Just the blades, arms are sold separately.
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    prefer genuine audi blades, bosh aero twin just does not seem as good.
    Also give your windscreen a good clean and polish, do the same to the new wiper blade when fitting.

    I have also found vinegar then cleaner and polish on existing blades gets a bit more life when you have the streaking or smearing as does seem to help but ultimately they get replaced at some point when it crops up after a while.

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    I have Bosch and they're completely silent. I do try and keep the windscreen and wipers as clean as possible so that might help.

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    I upgraded from standard (pre 2004) to post 2004 aero and purchased the whole kit from Audi UK.

    They work so mach better the nnon aero and I wouldn;t put anything on other than OEM blades as I have expereinced the Bosch screeching before.

    I could dig out the part numbers if anyone needs them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adcooper View Post
    Tried bosch, now have oem much better!
    What he said.
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    Mine are cheap and screech, there's my review of cheap eBay wipers haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    When you guys order from audi, do you get the complete wiper or just the rubber blade pack?
    Way back in the day, I used to just get the rubbers - can you still do that with aero blades though? As to genuine / oem or others, I've just bought a replacement set (pair) of "genuine Audi" - which are, I understand, made by Bosch - - they're fine, and quiet. They are handed though and if you get them mixed up on fitting, they're disappointing! Mike.

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    ok chaps got the new Michelin Stealth wipers and can honestly say they're better than the Audi oem's. Quieter and just seem to clean the windscreen better. I bought mine for £22 on fleabay:
    Audi A4 Saloon/Estate (B7) 2004-2008 Michelin Stealth Wiper Blades | eBay
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