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Cheap X250 windscreen wiper blades
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userspospe
Posted: 5 November 2017 7:39 PM
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As per the title, I have used these over the past year and they are perfectly OK

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Ducato-2006-Onwards-AERO-FLAT-FRONT-WINDSCREEN-WIPER-BLADES-26-034-22-034-/221511997484?
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Posted: 28 June 2018 12:41 PM
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spospe - 2017-11-05 7:39 PM

As per the title, I have used these over the past year and they are perfectly OK

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Ducato-2006-Onwards-AERO-FLAT-FRONT-WINDSCREEN-WIPER-BLADES-26-034-22-034-/221511997484?


You've been robbed - I get mine from home bargains for £2

Original Equipment may be 22" and 26" as your link.
But 24"" and 26" is better
userBillggski
Posted: 28 June 2018 9:13 PM
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Cheap spares can be a false economy, buy on value, not price is my mantra.
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Posted: 28 June 2018 9:55 PM
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They work perfectly.
Probably come out the same factory as those that cost a lot more
userTracker
Posted: 29 June 2018 5:42 PM
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As with so many things in life, yer pays yer money and takes yer choice.

I am inclined to think that Bosch wiper blades are overpriced but they do last well, clear the screen well, and best of all on a long wet holiday they are quieter than cheap blades in my experience .

I have spent too many hours looking out of a wet windscreen listening to scrapey wiper to buy cheapies any more and there are lots of online sellers giving decent discounts these days.

But if 'el cheapo' wipers work for you that is fine, good luck with them!
userJohn52
Posted: 30 June 2018 3:27 PM
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Tracker - 2018-06-29 5:42 PMI have spent too many hours looking out of a wet windscreen listening to scrapey wiper

usually caused by the blade not being at right angles to the windscreen and easily solved by a quick twist of the wiper arm (PS: hold the wiper arm with pliers to twist it, rather than grasping and straining the blade)

Tracker - 2018-06-29 5:42 PM
there are lots of online sellers giving decent discounts these days.
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.......because the blades were over-priced st start with.
Yes, SOME cheap blades are crap.
You need to look at the parts themselves.
Not just look at the price ticket as though its proof of quality.
If 'you get what you pay for' there would be no such things as scams or rip-offs.

Edited by John52 2018-06-30 3:31 PM
userGeeco
Posted: 21 September 2018 5:16 AM
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There is a often a difference in manufacturing process between cheap and quality wiper rubbers. The cheap items are normally made by a  moulding process whereas the better quality rubbers are made by the extrusion method. Generally as a Siamese pair then slit with a razor type blade to provide a very crisp wiping edge. The quality of the wiping edge on the moulded rubber is dependent on the condition of the mould. Cheap wiper -  read very little mould maintenance to keep costs down. As has been said you get what you pay for! The design of the complete wiper incorporates some quiet complex engineering to ensure proper operation. Eg Small variations in clearance between the claws on the metal backbone and the rubber carrier can have a significant effect on the smooth transition of the blade across the windscreen. In my experience diesel sediment on the window glass is the worst cause of poor wiper performance. Cheers,
userJohn52
Posted: 14 October 2018 11:22 AM
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Geeco - 2018-09-21 5:16 AM

As has been said you get what you pay for!,

So nothing is over priced, and there is no such thing as a scam or rip off
userRTL452
Posted: 15 October 2018 10:27 AM
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Have to say that I'm in the pay a little more gang.

I've had the ones from Home Bargains and Ebay and they simply don't last as long or (In my opinion) clear the screen as well as brands like Bosch. I tend to buy mine from Carparts4less as they are reasonably priced and the website always seems to run a discount code of some sort to bring the price down even more.
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Posted: 15 October 2018 10:39 AM
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RTL452 - 2018-10-15 10:27 AM

Have to say that I'm in the pay a little more gang.

I've had the ones from Home Bargains and Ebay and they simply don't last as long or (In my opinion) clear the screen as well as brands like Bosch. I tend to buy mine from Carparts4less as they are reasonably priced and the website always seems to run a discount code of some sort to bring the price down even more.


I agree!

Why make the same mistake twice when there are still so many new mistakes we can make?

As my old boss used to say - some guys have many year of experience and others seem to have one year of experience many times!
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