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Considering the weather we've been having new wiper blades have moved up the list of things to do.

I have read a few posts regarding wiper blades on the forum and PIAA silicone blades appear to be the way to go.

My wipers are 11" long  with the blade fitting into a steel channel / carrier.

Blade reference  SKR52E from www.tdcautomotive.com mentioned in Tim Hunts post are too short and whilst longer options are available, I'm not sure about the carrier as previous post speak of re cutting a notch, not required as my carriers have a bayonet end.

Has anyone purchased PIAA silicone blades for these carriers.( Pic below)

 

Phil

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I use these 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-28-Silicone-Wiper-Refills-Windscreen-Multi-Colours-Fits-most-cars-8mm-wide/360638508096?hash=item53f7baec40:m:mjw6pUrZ-CrixE0PQG4F-Pw

£6 for the two, 28" long cut to length, they fit into my Tex wiper. Wipe relay really well, and I have had them fitted about 18 months and they are still good. I found the rubber ones lasted a few weeks and never cleared the screen from new.

Give them a try - its only £6. No connection.

Alan

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Hi Rog,

Thanks for the heads up.

I had a quick look at Revingtons but the PIAA blade on the site seems to fit into the carrier differently. I'll give them a call in the morning to check.

 

Alan, at £6 pair not a lot to loose, may give them a whirl.

 

Phil

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On 11/15/2019 at 7:33 PM, Phil H 4 said:

Considering the weather we've been having new wiper blades have moved up the list of things to do.

I have read a few posts regarding wiper blades on the forum and PIAA silicone blades appear to be the way to go.

My wipers are 11" long  with the blade fitting into a steel channel / carrier.

Blade reference  SKR52E from www.tdcautomotive.com mentioned in Tim Hunts post are too short and whilst longer options are available, I'm not sure about the carrier as previous post speak of re cutting a notch, not required as my carriers have a bayonet end.

Has anyone purchased PIAA silicone blades for these carriers.( Pic below)

 

Phil

IMG_3246.jpg

Hi Phil, the Piaa blades come with two metal strips either side the rubber which make them the correct width to fit the original arms, the metal channel in your photo is not required and is discarded with the old blades.  Your car may not have original length wiper blades fitted as the PIAA blade refills  fit standard length blades.

Chris

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Hi Chris,

Have replaced the blades and adapted into the original arms, given the weather just as well.

I have just has some electrical work carried out by DBJ autos electrics in Uxbridge ( Great Traditional firm that specialise in old cars and boats ) Whilst the overdrive wiring was being sorted I mentioned that the wipers were somewhat less than efficient.

The wiper motor and linkages having been overhauled and the difference is appreciable. If anyone wants electrical works I can highly recommend them, great work and very reasonable priced.

Phil

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