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post #1 of 21 Old 16th April 2017, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Wipers & screen wash

Wanted to know peoples recommendations on the best wind-screeen wipers & screen wash?

(My mate had screen wash that gave a lovely scent of lemon whenever used - no idea what it was though)


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Bosch Aerotwin wiper blades (A298S) are pretty great. Don't have any recommendations for the wash - I struggle with that one, myself. I'm about to try Bosch's stuff.
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The best wiper fluid I have come across is the bottle from the dealers. Not the Quantum stuff, but the VW genuine branded stuff.

Some strong stuff too if u give it a sniff.


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Has anyone tried the Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades?
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One thing I always do with new wipers is clay the windscreen - makes the wipers last longer and also makes their effectiveness better too (if that makes sense?)
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Bosch wipers for sure. Liquid??? Anything cheap for me.
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I thought that was just a salacious bit of gossip, Simon! 🤣

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The best wiper fluid I have come across is the bottle from the dealers. Not the Quantum stuff, but the VW genuine branded stuff.

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+1. I use only windshield wiper fluid made by VW/Audi. They smell good, too! I recommend not using other brands of windshield fluid in our Audi's or VW's. When I used to own m 2011 VW GTI, a lot of VW forum members were using RainX fluid (orange) in their GTI's. After a while, the washer reservoir level sensors would foul up with some kind of chemical deposit making it give out a false reading that the reservoir is empty but it is still full. To fix this problem, you'll have to get to the washer fluid reservoir so you can remove the sensor and clean it. In a lot of VW and Audi vehicles, including our cars, this involves a lot of work.
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I always used cheapo halfords crap, works fine for me. Though once I used the stuff from the tyre pump at a petrol station. I think it smudged worse than the actual dirt.

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Hi all, I'm more concerned with the rear windshield on my sportback. It does not have a wiper and rain drops tend to stick and cause poor visibility.

Any water repellent product to recommend other than RainX?

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Clay it, that'll make a huge difference. If it still needs a little help afterwards then rainx is probably your best bet.

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Valeo for me which is OE fitment although the reason for using Valeo is that I have always found them to be a longer lasting and better blade, even over Bosch.
As for fluid I use plain old fashioned water with Methylated spirits added which also doubles up as an anti freeze in the winter months.

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And, with the addition of a little orange juice, a fine tipple!

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And, with the addition of a little orange juice, a fine tipple!
Bloody Aussies, any excuse to neck something liquid !!

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And your point would be...?

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Not sure I have a valid point, BUT, I really miss being down there............................................. .......................Hold on a minute, yes I do, biggest land of pi$$heads in the world !!

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Well, we had to be good at something!

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Also good at very weird animals.

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Not to mention the really impressive array of lethal ones!

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whitta you are a complete wuss.

if you were a proper ozzie there is no way you would put water in your meths and for gods sake adding orange turns it into a cocktail which is surely something for the sheilas...

iv never been to oz as I fear I might like it too much and theres no way they would let me stay....

you lot have invented the only sport I will watch on telly...so heres the most impressive array I can post whilst I am at work...

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You blokes have been watching too much bondi beach rescues variety shows? Lol.

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