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#1 wu11ie

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:35 PM

I hope somebody can help me with this,

My wipers are squeaking and it's driving me nuts, I've replaced them with brand new ones from VW, I've cleaned them, cleaned the windscreen - even gave it a coat of T-Cut as a mild abrasive to try and remove anything that could be causing it but still no joy.

I've cleaned and greased the linkages so it's definitely not them, does anybody have any tricks up their sleeve for this?

Thanks in advance

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#2 Gti Fly

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:08 PM

You've done all the obvious. The only other things I would suggest are :

Try using different product to clean the glass - barkeepers friend (a powder based cleaner from most super markets I've used with ok success in past )

Some people suggest using wire wool as it will cut thru the crap but not scratch the glass. I've not tried it myself


Lastly try replacing the wiper arms, try a scrap yard breaker online for parts , sometimes it's the actual spring or angle of the arm which is causing the problem, and not the glass or the wiper rubber, seeing as you've tried the obvious .

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:12 PM

I can tell you the wire wool method works. But use a good old glass cleaner while you do it. That is if it is caused by dirt stuck to the screen.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:53 PM

You've done all the obvious. The only other things I would suggest are :

Try using different product to clean the glass - barkeepers friend (a powder based cleaner from most super markets I've used with ok success in past )

Some people suggest using wire wool as it will cut thru the crap but not scratch the glass. I've not tried it myself


Lastly try replacing the wiper arms, try a scrap yard breaker online for parts , sometimes it's the actual spring or angle of the arm which is causing the problem, and not the glass or the wiper rubber, seeing as you've tried the obvious .

I can tell you the wire wool method works. But use a good old glass cleaner while you do it. That is if it is caused by dirt stuck to the screen.

I'll give it a try, thanks for the replies

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