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estate ., rear wiper blade
« on: 01 December 2017, 20:00:14 »

on my estate ( which needs a new rear window wiper blade ) there is a at present a 12" blade on which apart from it being no good doesn't quite look long enough. is it ?  :-\ :y
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #1 on: 01 December 2017, 20:12:31 »

on my estate ( which needs a new rear window wiper blade ) there is a at present a 12" blade on which apart from it being no good doesn't quite look long enough. is it ?  :-\ :y

Mine is 15"   ::) ::)    (waiting for the comments on that statement)  ;D ;D
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #2 on: 01 December 2017, 21:50:26 »

My rear wiper is rather knackered too as it misses a spot on the screen. and yes I did replace the blade about 6 months back.
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #3 on: 01 December 2017, 23:02:09 »

My rear wiper is rather knackered too as it misses a spot on the screen. and yes I did replace the blade about 6 months back.


time for a new arm. Mine's a Corsa tailgate wiper,  bought new off EBay, which fixed that problem. I tried a couple of different blades and various tweaking of the arm before I gave in and did what should've been first on the list.
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #4 on: 02 December 2017, 06:38:07 »

My rear wiper is rather knackered too as it misses a spot on the screen. and yes I did replace the blade about 6 months back.


time for a new arm. Mine's a Corsa tailgate wiper,  bought new off EBay, which fixed that problem. I tried a couple of different blades and various tweaking of the arm before I gave in and did what should've been first on the list.

Corsa C I am guessing?
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #5 on: 02 December 2017, 07:50:26 »

 From what I know, all estate wipers miss a bit
I have some new GM blades but with post, possibly makes them less attractive

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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #6 on: 03 December 2017, 13:59:02 »

on my estate ( which needs a new rear window wiper blade ) there is a at present a 12" blade on which apart from it being no good doesn't quite look long enough. is it ?  :-\ :y
   next time I will measure in daylight it is a 340mm ( 14" ) anyway its now has a 15" blade on - fitted easily.




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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #7 on: 03 December 2017, 16:29:32 »

on my estate ( which needs a new rear window wiper blade ) there is a at present a 12" blade on which apart from it being no good doesn't quite look long enough. is it ?  :-\ :y
   next time I will measure in daylight it is a 340mm ( 14" ) anyway its now has a 15" blade on - fitted easily.

So should it be a 14"  as per  factory fit  ?   :-\      as   my 15"  works fine  ::)

Actually . . .measured in daylight it is nearer 16"  :P :P
« Last Edit: 03 December 2017, 16:32:00 by Essex Big Al »
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #8 on: 04 December 2017, 07:35:28 »

Swapped the original 12" for 14", now it misses at the top and the bottom. Have tried reshaping the blade to allow for the curvature of the screen but still not great. Would like a proper solution.
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #9 on: 04 December 2017, 09:01:40 »

I keep meaning to try one of those foil blades... they curve naturally  :y

The issue with standard blades is that they are pretty flat, yet the screen curves in two planes...
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #10 on: 04 December 2017, 09:56:14 »

Actually . . .measured in daylight it is nearer 16"  :P :P

Look, everyone knows it's the girth that's important...  :P ;D
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Re: estate ., rear wiper blade
« Reply #11 on: 05 December 2017, 19:02:21 »

Actually . . .measured in daylight it is nearer 16"  :P :P

Look, everyone knows it's the girth that's important...  :P ;D

 ;) ;) So I've been told on many an occasion . .  ::) ::)

But back on thread  . . .my 15" ish one  seems to work very well  . .standard Michelin I believe,

Got it out of the bargain bin at the local Asda for 2.00
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