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Peace at last . . .

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by margin-walker, Aug 4, 2013.

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    The screeching . . . the juddering . . . the incessant bloody noise . . . I couldn't stand it any longer. Enough was enough - I ordered some Bosch aero wiper blades. Peace at last!
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    Hmmm bosch you say... It wont be long till its back.

    Valeo VM303's all the way i made the bish bash bosch mistake myself. Ive had the valeos on well over a year now and still no noise but are ready for changing due to inconsistant wipe which ill do next weekend when i get my windscreen replaced.
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    Hi Palfy, the previous wiper blades were Valeo! I'll see how long the bish bash bosch last me, if I have to eat my words I'll let you know. :)
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    ok sounds like they all have the same problems then eventually guess my bosch ones just wore quicker than the valeo's. They made a huge thudding noise on the change of direction and juddered more than the olde judder man himself.
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    Lol, that sounds familiar!
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    [Aug 5, 2013]
    I've had bosch ones on mine since I got it - never caused any problems in terms of noise for me.... and thats them probably nearing the end of their life now.
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    OEM wipers FTW! :rockwoot:
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    Shedloads of Rainex and no wipers at all FTW haha!!

    I hate having to use wipers and generally try to avoid doing so unless its nearing monsoon conditions.

    Wipers annoy me.
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    What's the best method of applying RainX and how often do you find yourself putting it on? Might grab myself a bottle next time I'm in Halfords.

    Azeem
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    Ive seen coatings by gtechniq which disperse water well. few vids on you tube :icon_thumright:
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    Haha I was only half serious with my last comment - in honesty, you'll probably not notice all that much difference at town kinda speeds, but above 30mph, I find it works pretty well.

    As for application, clean your window as you would normally, then apply the rainex with a cloth. Leave it to haze for a bit and then buff it off.

    Certainly doesnt last forever, if you want to use it regularly, i'd say probably a monthly application would do, but thats a guesstimate.

    I've got an alternative product from Angelwax to try next time, its called H2Go - not sure how it'll compare against RainX
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    I've also heard good things about them too.

    haha fair enough mate. If it doesn't work wonders then I'd rather pass and save the money to be honest.
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    I was going to get a pair of Bosch wiper blades for mine. But when I looked at a few of the posts about it all the guys were saying to buy OEM blades. So I did and they were all right as they are fantastic. They just swish across the screen with hardly any noise at all. I was also told that the OEM blades are also made by Valeo aswell.
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    What kinda money's in the OEM ones anyway? I'm due a set and was just gonna go with the valeos which I think come in about £30 for the pair.
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    Got mine from the main dealer for about £38, but if you search for them on eBay as genuine a4 wiper blades you will find that Lincoln Audi do them at £36.99. I've found them but for some reason it won't let me paste the link.
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    Now it let's me lol.
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    The Bosch aero twin I bought were £26 a set from windscreenwipersdirect.co.uk. I can't believe Halfrauds sell them for £40! I nearly fell flat on my arse pulling the old blades off though, they were on really tight and released instantly!
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    [Aug 7, 2013]
    Yeah so do I ,and I think all the competition keeps the prices down.
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    I just used one of the £10 sets of blades from ebay.. they seem to work fine.. and I can then get 3 sets for the price of the OEM or Bosch.
    There was one dealer on ebay selling the OEM for about £28 a set which I thought was pretty good. Just need to get a rear wiper now.
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