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#16 Turvey

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:47 AM

I see the rear wiper on our car every time I get out of it and walk into the house and when I get back in it as well  :) I really like the smooth look of the one I linked to.

 

There's LOTS of things that others have done to their cars on here that I really wouldn't bother with but that doesn't make them pointless  ;)



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#17 Nathan_M

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

I see the rear wiper on our car every time I get out of it and walk into the house and when I get back in it as well  :) I really like the smooth look of the one I linked to.
 
There's LOTS of things that others have done to their cars on here that I really wouldn't bother with but that doesn't make them pointless  ;)

Doesnt the mk2 focus have a aero cover over the blade arm? One of them could be brought and would probably fit straight on if the arm is of the same size, and I was saying that 'I' 'think' it's pointless in a ain't broke don't fix it kind of way so let's gather up the toys and return them to the pram (-:

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:46 PM

had these on my mk1 and they lasted 18 months even through the crap weather no issues with streaks not clearing or splits etc they were extremely good http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d04ca4140

 

I admit I don`t actually like E Bay that much, but......
I bought a set of these wipers (E Bay item number 2912 8119 5842) for £4.95 which I`ve just fitted to my Focus. To be frank I`ve no idea how they can make any money selling those for £4.95 (including postage ! ) but they do fit. I haven`t tried them in the wet yet, but I hopefully they`ll be OK.
A few useful points on these wipers "AP Automotive" Hybrid blades. They (correctly) sent one 22" and one 17" for my 2006 Focus. When they arrive they have the H1 adapter fitted, the one to fit the standard hook type wiper arm. This must be pulled off, and you have to pull pretty hard, in an upward direction straight off the wiper, don`t worry, underneath all that plastic is a steel frame and pin so you won`t break it. Then fit the H7 adapter, and this requires a hefty push to get it to fully locate onto the mounting pin and end up flat and parallel with the wiper. Once you`ve done that they went straight on
 
Note : as of March 2015 they`re now £9.95, still cheap, but not unbelievably so.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:03 PM

My wiper blades are also coming to the end of life. Currently Bosch, but thinking of trying Michelin stealth. Anyone have any experience of using them? Better worse than Bosch?

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:14 PM

I use Michelin stealth and find them far better than the OEM Ford ones.

You may find that the instructions for fitting the wiper arm adaptors are a bit vague, I did for sure.

The adaptor has a cover that needs to be slid across in order to allow the adaptor to sit correctly on the arm then snapped back into place.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 06:46 PM

Recently fitted the Michelin Stealth wipers to my Focus and pretty much agree with Clive above, they seem to be working well.

 

See here for some videos on fitting, Focus has PH-3 arms

 

http://www.michelinw...tall-tips.shtml



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 06:55 PM

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:45 AM

 

 

I admit I don`t actually like E Bay that much, but......
I bought a set of some of those cheap wipers (E Bay item number 2912 8119 5842) which I`ve just fitted to my Focus. To be frank I`ve no idea how they can make any money selling those for £4.95 (including postage ! ) but they do fit. I haven`t tried them in the wet yet, but I hopefully they`ll be OK.
A few useful points on these wipers "AP Automotive" Hybrid blades. They (correctly) sent one 22" and one 17" for my 2006 Focus. When they arrive they have the H1 adapter fitted, the one to fit the standard hook type wiper arm. This must be pulled off, and you have to pull pretty hard, in an upward direction straight off the wiper, don`t worry, underneath all that plastic is a steel frame and pin so you won`t break it. Then fit the H7 adapter, and this requires a hefty push to get it to fully locate onto the mounting pin and end up flat and parallel with the wiper. Once you`ve done that they went straight on

 

 

I`ve just used my car for the first time in the wet since fitting these unbelievably cheap wiper blades and they seem to work fine. 

 

Note : as of March 2015 they`re £9.95 a pair, still cheap, but not unbelievably so.



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:15 PM

Been using the Michelin Stealth wipers for about a month now, and have noticed a witness mark about 6mm wide and say 15mm long, on the windscreen around the point where the smaller wiper reaches the end of it's sweep and changes direction. It's noticeable in the mornings sometimes if the screen has just started to get frost forming.

 

Can't feel anything there and it looks fine when you clean the screen, tried some more autoglym glass polish on the screen in that area and it went away for a while but it's still showing up.

 

Anyone got any suggestions? had considered swapping the clip round on the blade to turn it round but decided to swap back to old wipers for now. Forgot to get a photo before I gave the screen a clean today.



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:11 PM

need to replace wipers f/ron cmax

 

Recently fitted the Michelin Stealth wipers to my Focus and pretty much agree with Clive above, they seem to be working well.

 

See here for some videos on fitting, Focus has PH-3 arms

 

http://www.michelinw...tall-tips.shtml

cant seem to find prices for the above link



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