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    Default Been referred to the stealers again

    Hi guys

    I have a 1996 Gen2 and I'm currently shopping for a set of wiper blades. The guys at Midas in PE say that they don't stock any brand of wiper blades for the Gen2 and that I would have to order them from the stealers.

    So off I went to the stealers who can order the set from JHB for a total amount of R696.34

    Is that a fair price for a set of original wiper blades?

    Surely Bosch would sell wiper blades for a Gen2?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Get Bosch, cheaper than OEM, just as good if not better, and any wiper blade will only last you one season. Stay away from "Dura Blades"

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    Paid I think R150 (could have been cheaper) from the local Midas for wiperblades just before we did our Botswana / Namibia trip in September. Eish, they are smoking you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB Meyer View Post
    Stay away from "Dura Blades"

    Why?

    I also had the issue on my Isuzu. The rear wiper blade would have cost just over R500. I said no thanks, and used the original wiper, and just put Dura Blades on. After that I've done it to the front wind screen as well.

    Been using them (the same ones, they really seem to last forever) on the Isuzu for more than almost 3 years... No issues at all!!!

    I also have them on my Corolla now (got them about 3 months ago) but I have to be honest, on the Corolla they are a bit noisy. They clean superbly though.


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    Why ? Because according to a lot of my customers used them they are crap. Saw them operate as well and i am convinced its crap.
    Sorry
    Pay that odd R120.00 per year for a set of two and you will have a perfect wipe for one rainy season.

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    I have to agree with @Hyades. I've used durablades for the past 10th years on various cars and never had any issues.
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    Did they really last 10 years ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB Meyer View Post
    Why ? Because according to a lot of my customers used them they are crap. Saw them operate as well and i am convinced its crap.
    Sorry
    Pay that odd R120.00 per year for a set of two and you will have a perfect wipe for one rainy season.
    Agree - the rubber compound of Durablades does not create enough stiction on the glass.

    Once, never again.
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    Exactly what Fluffy said, it only smears the windscreen instead of wiping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB Meyer View Post
    Did they really last 10 years ?
    I don't recall saying they lasted 10 yrs. I have been using them for approx. 10 yrs on various vehicles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Agree - the rubber compound of Durablades does not create enough stiction on the glass.

    Once, never again.
    As far I know, the Dura Blades are Silicone, and not plain rubber(that's why they last longer I suppose). There have been many people satisfied with them, and many not.

    To me it seems that they work well on "flatter" windscreens. Like I've said above they are a tad noisy on my Corolla, but on the Isuzu they honestly, work better than anything I've had on to date. That incudes wipers from the stealers, wipers from Bosch, I've even tried those R30 ones from Makro

    Each to his own. If you haven't tried them yet, you might as well give it a bash. I think they are around R100. You might find awesome blades that work very well on your car, and only needs replacing every couple of years, or not.

    What irritated me the most was that when the first rains start, you realize that your wipers are useless. Buy new ones then it never rains again! HAHA
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    Thanks guys.

    I got my hands on the Bosch Aerotwin blades @ R114.08 each. I still have to get the rear wiper blade from the stealers @ R189.35 or replace just the rubber with a Dura Blade, but that can wait for another day!
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