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Ok folks - I eventually got my polo/toureg rear wiper fitted after a bit of filing - annoyed, as I hate butchering anything and thought it was a straight swap? Now the wiper is juddering [:(!]

Please help before I result in re-installing the naf 'looking' original [:(]

Anyone else had this problem? Also how come some people have managed to just do the straight swap?

Would the MK5 rear wiper be a better fit? or is it the same wiper??
 

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Is your back screen clean? I put some car polish on my rear window. I never seem to get any juddering... But on my old Golf GTI I had with no polish I did?!
 

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Can't really help adam, since mine went on and worked quietly with no problems. Have you tried the usual, like making sure the screen is perfectly clean?
 

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thanks for the replies chaps but seriously 'make sure the screens clean' LOL surely thats what the wipers for?
 

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Yeah but if you wax the car (even the window) the wiper will glide on the surface better even if it is dirty....

Try it, just wax the rear screen.
 

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Adam - Rain-X is the best stuff bar-none on all your glass,

Apply to glass and to the wiper rubber.

It's not the wiper i assure you m8ey!
 

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thanks guys - although still puzzeled as my 1.6 with std r/wiper never gave fault and was great for doing the job. Just looked crappy [^]
 

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It's because the old wipers are more flexible hence relatively naff at wiping and production costs for these wipers are higher than the newer type. The new style wiper has a very stiff design giving better wiping but you need to have a nice, smooth slippery window.!

HTH
 

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Ok folks popped out yesterday in the pooring rain and put the rear wiper on - it didnt sound right at all[?]

On a closer inspection today - I can see the actual wiper arm plastic casing is about 1mm of the screen near the hinge and has obviously been rubbing too [:(] my rear screen is now scratch [:O][V][:(!]

needless to say my car is back to factory fit r/wiper [:(]

I guess some things are best left alone.... off to cry now!
 

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You're only in Kettering. Next time you pass Silverstone Pop in and I'll grind the back off for you. My Anni rear screen is scratched where I put it on at first until I ground enough off to clear properly. Seriously I'll help you...[^] That'll mop some tears up...
 

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Cheers Royster - just the sort of thing I needed to hear - hopefully my misses wont take the brunt of it now [:)] hay have you tried to removed the scratch marks [?]

Once again thanks for the offer.
 

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Quote: posted by adam10780 on 22/04/2004 16:33:28

On a closer inspection today - I can see the actual wiper arm plastic casing is about 1mm of the screen near the hinge and has obviously been rubbing too [:(] my rear screen is now scratch [:O][V][:(!]

I think a few other people have had this problem, if its just the black plastic cover that clips over the fixing bolt, the cover can be filed or sanded down a fraction to stop it scraping on the window.
 

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Quote: posted by adam10780 on 22/04/2004 17:26:51

Cheers Royster - just the sort of thing I needed to hear - hopefully my misses wont take the brunt of it now [:)] hay have you tried to removed the scratch marks [?]

Once again thanks for the offer.

No worries! That's what we're here for. I couldn't be bothered getting rid of the scratches can't see once the cap is on anyway!
 

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Quote: posted by Foxy on 20/04/2004 18:07:04

Adam - Rain-X is the best stuff bar-none on all your glass,

Apply to glass and to the wiper rubber.

It's not the wiper i assure you m8ey!

Someone that recommends Rain-X! I used it once as per instructions and found it terrible, had to pull over on the motorway in rain as the screen was getting so smeary, it's like grease in a bottle!
 

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Must admit David, I found the same. Took me hours of scrubbing with toothpaste to get it off the screen. Now I'm frightened to try it again. I didn't do the blades the first time - maybe that's the secret?
 

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Anybody got the part # for the mk5 rear wiper, fancy upgrading to one & everbody has the skoda jobs on.

Rain-X is the dogs bollox, if you put it on correctly. You need to apply it with some kitchen roll, then when dry wipe it off with a damp piece of kitchen roll, followed by a dry bit to buff it up.It will then work amazing, I put it on all windows & mirrors.

But If you dont follow the instructions is does get very smeary.
 
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