[s-cars] Wiper Woes
davekase at pdqlocks.com
Wed Jul 30 08:04:07 PDT 2008
That is the nice thing about the silicon wipers, you never need to apply
anything after the initial application. The silicon wipers must leave
something on the windshield to keep the beading effect.
James Murray wrote:
> I don't like Rain-X, doesn't last... I prefer Aquapel (you can find it
> on ebay), I first started using a similar product called "STP Vision
> Blade", this was either discontinued or taken over by Aquapel (product
> looks and functions identical), this stuff last 6 months or more....
> Love it! rain beads and falls off with wind! It really reduces the need
> for wipers.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Dave Kase
> Sent: July 30, 2008 10:51 AM
> To: Peter Schulz
> Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Wiper Woes
> I don't have anything specific to add as far as the Urs4 wiper issues
> but...the latest set of blades I got for my non-UrS4 and my wife's Ody
> are the bomb.
> PIAA silicon wiper blades from the Tire Rack, $20 each but man are they
> The silicon does not break down due to UV rays as the rubber blades do.
> A friend has had silicon blades on his SUV for a year and they still
> wipe like new. My are still perfect after about 2 months.
> When you get them, a Rain-X type wipe is included. You are suppose to
> treat your windshield when you install the wipers. After that, the
> Rain-X effect stays - forever (at least in the wiper path). The best
> blades I have ever had and I've had them all.
> Peter Schulz wrote:
>> Is the the wipers or the wiper arms...
>> if the springs are stretched or the arms bent you will also have poor
>> .At 07:27 AM 7/30/2008 -0700, Sean Upchurch wrote:
>>> It seems that the wipers on my 95.5 S6 just suck. When I bought the
>>> car (almost 3yrs ago) I thought it was just the blades the PO had put
>>> on but now that I have gone through about 4 different brands (from
>>> Bosch to Carquest) and wiping the windshield with denatured alcohol,
>>> there is not much improvement. I am constantly getting a ton of
>>> streaking across the windshield when I turn on the wipers. Anyone
>>> else having this problem and found a solution?
>>> Sean Upchurch
>>> 95.5 S6
>>> Bothell, WA
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>> -Peter Schulz
>> Chelmsford Ma, USA
>> 1995.5 S6 Avant Emerald/Ecru
>> 1995.5 S6 Avant Silver/Platinum
>> 1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey (for sale)
>> 1991 90 20v Q Red
>> 1991 CQ silver (eS2 recipient)
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