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Any cure for this? It's a Halfords pair I bought 5 months ago..shouldn't still be squeaking. Driving me nuts! Are Bosch any better?
 

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^^This^^.

Never had any bother with the Bosch ones.:yup:
 

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Thanks. I'm pretty sure I had Bosch before too. I was in a hurry to get the car MOT'ed this time around and they didn't have any Bosch in stock otherwise I would've gone with Bosch again. And it's not as if the Halfords set were cheap either! I think they must be too hard or inflexible or something.
 

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I'm using Tesco ones - silky smooth, not sure they last quite as long as Bosch ones but they are considerably cheaper!
 

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I'm using Tesco ones - silky smooth, not sure they last quite as long as Bosch ones but they are considerably cheaper!
Damn near half price!

I'm pretty sure treating the glass with rain repellent would smooth the blade action but I stopped using the stuff for some reason. They're ok for the rear glass but something put me off using it on the windscreen. Can't remember why at the minute.
 

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Damn near half price!

I'm pretty sure treating the glass with rain repellent would smooth the blade action but I stopped using the stuff for some reason. They're ok for the rear glass but something put me off using it on the windscreen. Can't remember why at the minute.
I remember why now....it was smearing. Had to use glass cutter to remove the stuff.
 

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I remember why now....it was smearing. Had to use glass cutter to remove the stuff.
Rain X adds a non stick coating to glass that makes water form tiny droplets as it can't stick the the glass. This is perfect on side and rear windows as the water simply blows off. The windsceen wants to clear of anything anti stick as so the blades can scrape off the bulk of the water then what is left is a very thin almost invisible film that is see through!! You can see this if you use the washer jets to wash a dry screen in the summer, watch just behind the moving blades and you will see this thin film of water evaporate!! Rain X makes this thin film ball into micro droplets so to the eye looks like a smear!! Lesson over ;)
 

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My wipers sound like I have a bunch of Daleks living under the Scuttle panel!

Managed to kill them off with WD40, for a few months, but they are back.

Bought some new linkage off the bay, grease them up and see I suppose.
 

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Rain X makes this thin film ball into micro droplets so to the eye looks like a smear!! Lesson over ;)
Good lesson, but then if it looks like a smear, I guess it's amounts to the same thing. That's why I stopped using it on the front. But definitely useful on rear and side windows that don't have wipers. I actually used to apply it on my glass shower cubicle door. Didn't need squeegeeing so often.
 
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