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Old 13th February 2018, 08:48 PM
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Anyone got good recommendations for wipers? I need some new ones but they seem to be quite elusive as a set for the A8
Yes. See this thread. Free coffee and car wash and vac included (£33) fitted. Genuine parts...
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Old 13th February 2018, 09:30 PM
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I love the genuine Audi ones. I used to have Valeo blades on my car which were quite nice, until I tried the Audi ones on a courtesy car. I changed them immediately.
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Probably get shot down for this but I have used Aldi wipers on the D2 for some years now and they are great, every time they pop up as specials I buy a few sets, usually change them every 18 months or so and TBH they have been perfect

Got BOSCH of ebay for the RS6, at least they come in BOSCH boxes, but who knows with the bay..do seem to work very well though
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Old 14th February 2018, 10:03 AM
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How do you make them last 18 months? I need to change mine at least twice a year, I tried genuine Audi hoping they will last better but no luck.
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Old 14th February 2018, 10:08 AM
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I bought my current set in 2016 on fleebay for £1.99 free postage from Germany. They put the price up to £27 plus postage after mine arrived.Now I can.t find the site.

The wipers are still excellent after over 18 months use.
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Old 14th February 2018, 10:10 AM
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How do you make them last 18 months? I need to change mine at least twice a year, I tried genuine Audi hoping they will last better but no luck.
Do not use them dry, wash the rubber properly every time you wash the car. Use a decent alcoholic glass cleaner. Also use something like BarKeepers friend to decleanse the glass every month or use 00 wool wire. BKF use the powder formula on a microfiber cloth and then wash glass off.
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Old 14th February 2018, 11:28 AM
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Well I only wash the car about twice a year i.e the same number of times I change wiper rubber.
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Well I only wash the car about twice a year i.e the same number of times I change wiper rubber.
Donít bother then! Just buy new blades
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Well I only wash the car about twice a year i.e the same number of times I change wiper rubber.
Crikey Ainars - you'll be telling me you're changing your car every year rather than cleaning it next!
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Ainars is rather like me, mine only really gets cleaned when I get to a show with Aspect Valeting in operation!
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