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    Default Estate rear wiper Scraping!

    Do any other estate owners have this trouble??

    Ours scrapes across the back screen, even when the screen is wet etc and even with screenwash used.....its a Bosch blade/unit too and only about 12 months old.

    Ive tried a rain repellent on it which works very temporarily, but it soon returns.

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    proabably contamination on the blade, try cleanin it with paper towel and some vinegar - serriously.

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    Thanks, tried that though....well not vinegar, but paper towel and neat screenwash (Which was recommended), and the blade is always wiped when the car is washed.

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    Twist bottom of blade in opposite direction of scrape

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    I replaced fronts with Bosch and found them to be rubbish. Bought Halfrauds own make and they work much better. Replaced rear when it was dying with Halfrauds too and its fine.

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    To be honest, in my experience, because of how bad the estate is for crap kicking up at the rear, just over a year is a damn good life span for the rear wiper. I change mine a lot more often than that simply because the thing gets used so much and it's always dirty crappy water being kicked up from the back wheels so the wiper gets worn out very quickly. I probably change the rear one twice as often as I change the front ones.

    I always get mine straight from the Vauxhall dealers, found them to be the best (and ironically given the short lifespan we're talking about here, the longest lasting).
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    Mine is pants too. There is always a line where the wiper never really does its job. Even with a new blade it's not that great.
    My wiper motor makes a strange clicking noise too but it's not made it any worse or better!

    I don't think the wiper arm produces much force so the blade doesn't get good contact with the screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky View Post
    Mine is pants too. There is always a line where the wiper never really does its job. Even with a new blade it's not that great.
    My wiper motor makes a strange clicking noise too but it's not made it any worse or better!

    I don't think the wiper arm produces much force so the blade doesn't get good contact with the screen
    Agree completely - I've tried everything to get mine working properly but it never seems to work and misses large areas of the glass - I think its a combination of low spring pressure from the arm and the curve of the glass - as Ian-Highlander says there is a lot of crap thrown up onto the rear the rear screen.

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    The stuff that clings to the rear screen is usually a lot dirtier than the stuff that hits the front screen as it doesn't really get washed off by any rain as you drive along.
    So it's gonna be harder to clear, I guess that's aerodynamics for you!

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    Thanks fpr the replys and advice guys

    Quote Originally Posted by John Bishop View Post
    Replaced rear when it was dying with Halfrauds too and its fine.
    I didnt think Halfords did one for the estate....when i looked in the book instore it just listed a Bosch one, and was special order only.

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