Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Hound » Fri May 19, 2017 6:45 pm

I saw that too, and that's why I also told you about the £18.39 set - but I'm giving the cheap seller a chance. If the cheaper ones are not kosher, eBay will refund me and I get to keep the wipers. Seller did put correct Bosch order number (3397007566) in ad, though.
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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Lanstrom » Fri May 19, 2017 7:36 pm

Hound wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:45 pm
I saw that too, and that's why I also told you about the £18.39 set - but I'm giving the cheap seller a chance. If the cheaper ones are not kosher, eBay will refund me and I get to keep the wipers. Seller did put correct Bosch order number (3397007566) in ad, though.
Very true. Thanks for the heads up :)


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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by gvmdaddy » Fri May 19, 2017 8:15 pm

Hound wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:45 pm
I saw that too, and that's why I also told you about the £18.39 set - but I'm giving the cheap seller a chance. If the cheaper ones are not kosher, eBay will refund me and I get to keep the wipers. Seller did put correct Bosch order number (3397007566) in ad, though.
Question is...how will you tell if they are genuine or not? Fakes are exceptional in their appearance these days. Good luck with getting a refund from eBay etc...


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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Hound » Fri May 19, 2017 9:05 pm

We shall see, O Pessimistic One :D
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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Hound » Mon May 22, 2017 12:15 pm

Wipers have arrived today in pristine packaging, and having compared them (with a magnifying lens!) to my current Bosch set and packaging, I'm glad to say they appear authentic.

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I just treated the windscreen with Rain-X. As soon as I'd finished, it started raining. I can't understand it -- it's supposed to be a rain repellent! :D
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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Lanstrom » Mon May 22, 2017 12:22 pm

Hound wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 12:15 pm
Wipers have arrived today in pristine packaging, and having compared them (with a magnifying lens!) to my current Bosch set and packaging, I'm glad to say they appear authentic.
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I just treated the windscreen with Rain-X. As soon as I'd finished, it started raining. I can't understand it -- it's supposed to be a rain repellent! :D

You WIN :)

The other reason I didn't want to buy from that seller is because they said delivery wouldn't be until Thursday of this week where-as the power seller that I bought from said Monday (today) / Tuesday. I bought and paid on Friday (as you know) and about an hour ago I got a Dispatch Email from ebay saying they have been posted today (48 hour tracked) ... so much for Monday delivery !


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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Hound » Mon May 22, 2017 2:00 pm

I was just lucky! Mine were delivered by MyHermes. Hope yours arrive bright and early tomorrow morning!

To remove the little washer attachment, hold the wiper shell firmly, grip washer bit with pliers, and pull in the direction of the tube, towards the end of the wiper.

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My fingers weren't strong enough!
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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Lanstrom » Mon May 22, 2017 2:32 pm

Hound wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 2:00 pm
I was just lucky! Mine were delivered by MyHermes. Hope yours arrive bright and early tomorrow morning!

To remove the little washer attachment, hold the wiper shell firmly, grip washer bit with pliers, and pull in the direction of the tube, towards the end of the wiper.
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My fingers weren't strong enough!
Thanks for the info. Does that mean that whole piece snaps off or slides off ?


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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by DaveBerlin » Mon May 22, 2017 2:51 pm

Houndie, good information on the Nozzles I have always left them on as they do not cause a problem - but Thanks another good Tip :)
The price you got was also pretty good, on Amazon here where I bought my last set they are now €24,90 (£21,5) inc shipping so you save a few pennies. If you really want to get money conscious you can buy INION 2x Spare Rubber Blades for €5 (£4,30) which are also sold with the AR652S Set here. These Bosch Products are still IMHO the Best Wipers and with Rain-X even better - Dave ;)
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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Hound » Mon May 22, 2017 3:00 pm

It slides off, but it takes a bit of force. It's designed to come off and clip onto either side, depending on whether you have a LHD or RHD car that uses that type of windscreen washer. The illustration on the back of the box shows someone removing it and fitting it on the other side with their bare fingers, but I was much too feeble to do that.

Dave, if you bought the AR652S set like Lanstrom's at £18.39, shipping to Germany is an extra £3.95 - total £22.34 or about €25.85 - sadly no real saving for you :(
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