On Sun, 17 Nov 2019 19:37:40 -0000, Brian Gaff \(Sofa\) wrote:
They are much less prone to it. They don't judder over the whole
sweep like traditional blades have a tendancy to do. Any judder,
which isn't often, is just after they change direction.
I find them much better than traditional wipers. They follow the
screen contours better particularly when it's freezing.
My 59 reg Astra H has them and they squeak a lot when there is
just misty drizzle or intermittent rain after a long dry spell.
Giving them a scrub with a nailbrush dipped in fairy liquid along
their length cleans away the accumulated crap and seems to
improve the flexibility of the blades themselves (for a while).
I might try adding some photographic wetting agent to the washer
bottle one day to see if that helps.
On 17/11/2019 19:37, Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote:
I found that they stuck to the contour of the screen at all speeds much
better than the traditional type originally fitted to my old car. I had
to resort buying traditional blades with with an additional inbuilt
aerofoil to provide the pressure to keep the blade in contact with the
screen (2001 Ford Focus). Ford also fitted as standard a blade too short
to clear the whole screen and it was common to replace the blades with
I have just realised that my car had a single piece wiper blade on the
rear window. That was swapped straight away as it squeaked did not clear
the window and was far too small. It was also possibly very old.
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