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Old 19th September 2007, 23:58   #16
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swtich to bosch wiper blades the best you can get
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Old 20th September 2007, 16:45   #17
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swtich to bosch wiper blades the best you can get
Not everyone are fully satisfied with Bosch wipers !
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Old 20th September 2007, 16:48   #18
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Can anyone quote the price range for both the Syndicate and Bosch ones?

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Old 20th September 2007, 17:11   #19
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I agree. Bosch ones at that.
Sorry I beg to differ .. I changed my wiper blades on Friday. Didn't use the car over the weekend. It started pouring so I switched the wipers on and just after 3 strokes the rubber spilled out. Had I been a minute late I'd have ended up with a scratched W/screen. I drove with my hazard light on for sometime but then had to stop. When the rain eased a bit I went to shop from where I changed my wipers and the guy told me "see even the Bosch Blades are no good." He had to change it and take the loss. So, I have already started the search for some different brand and if I can't find something indegenious will check out the phoren stuff. I need 19" blades. The dabba is a Scorpio.
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Old 20th September 2007, 19:37   #20
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Confusing, thought bosch was good. Is there fake stuff floating around?

Friend used Bosch on zen without any issues, for almost 3 years now. He had several issues with other brands.
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Old 20th September 2007, 19:46   #21
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If you park the car in sun for longer time everyday, rubber looses its qwality. Used to happen in my friend's M800 as he was parking his car in open parking.

Are the wipers with twin rubber elements on each blade, better than the normal ones? Something like in the below picture.
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i remember reading on the net that soaking the wiper blades in vinegar will help.
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Old 21st September 2007, 11:10   #23
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Also if your car is parked for longer period, like 10 days or more, develop a gap between the viper edge and windshield.

You can either unfold them completely or put some cloth at the joints to develop some gap.

What purpose will that serve? Asking because I dont know.
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I switched the wipers on and just after 3 strokes the rubber spilled out.

You seem to be one of the those unfortunate few whose Bosch blades didnt work either since it was something that hadnt passed the factory QC check or wasnt manufactured in any Bosch factory. Sorry abt your experience though.

If you'd like, I can courier you- free of cost; a set of new Bosch blades that passed QC checks and were manufactured in a Bosch factory at the same time.
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@the mag: you got any contact with bosch?
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@the mag: you got any contact with bosch?
I'm married to Robert Bosch's grand-daughter

Actually, I know places which stock the genuine stuff.
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metro in bangalore (at least the yeshwantpur one) has a good car accessories section with bosch, 3m, etc brands.
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I'm married to Robert Bosch's grand-daughter

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I see her pic in your avatar and judging by what she holds in her mouth , she is in good control
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I see her pic in your avatar and judging by what she holds in her mouth , she is in good control
whoa that really hilarious half my office is laughing on that !

But jokes apart i use Colin ( diluted ) / Wiper was fluid , and rub the wiper blades with Colin and a lint free cloth to ensure that they are clean especially from any traces of oil which can play havoc with visibility

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I used to buy expensive stuff like Bosch back in UK. One day I had to get the windscreen replaced because of a crack (UK cars over three years age have to take a basic road-worthy test every year, and they would have failed it for that crack. The glass company's own wiper range was much cheaper than car spares stuff like Bosch --- and every bit as good.

Keeping the blade off the glass --- that is because it will tend to stick, in hot dry weather and suffer damage when pulled away.

Vinegar --- would dissolve hard water deposits, I suppose.

If wiper blades only last one year in this climate, which I can understand is pretty tough on rubber, I don't see the point in buying expensive ones!
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