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The reason they are so expensive (aside from V.W high markups) is they come with the stainless/chrome carriers. I tried removing the rubber from one but struggled and failed to get it back. I thought it would be like wiper blades but after trying to get one back together I think some of the final stage metal forming along the length is done after the rubber insert is fitted. I still have the old pair in my workshop for contemplation.

The OE part has a thin furry surface on the rubber which looks as if it is a sprayed on coating. They rely on the profile to cant the blade inwards and expect the top edge of the blade to make contact all the way along. Too much pressure will strain the motor and regulator so they have to compromise on contact pressure.


In sunlight the blades tend to harden and lose their contact with the glass. The window glasses are curved and there’s insufficient flex in the blade for it to move and stay sealed when the glass is fully up. If you look at other cars you can see they use quite a thick felt layer in contact with the glass. Although have too much tension and you get more scratches on the glass.

The reason they are so expensive (aside from V.W high markups) is they come with the stainless/chrome carriers. I tried removing the rubber from one but struggled and failed to get it back. I thought it would be like wiper blades but after trying to get one back together I think some of the final stage metal forming along the length is done after the rubber insert is fitted. I still have the old pair in my workshop for contemplation.

The OE part has a thin furry surface on the rubber which looks as if it is a sprayed on coating. They rely on the profile to cant the blade inwards and expect the top edge of the blade to make contact all the way along. Too much pressure will strain the motor and regulator so they have to compromise on contact pressure. In sunlight the blades tend to harden and lose their contact with the glass. The window glasses are curved and there’s insufficient flex in the blade for it to move and stay sealed when the glass is fully up. If you look at other cars you can see they use quite a thick felt layer in contact with the glass. Although have too much tension and you get more scratches on the glass.

I don’t fully understand the issue of rules for posting links. The whole point of a forum is to share experiences, as long as there is no commercial intent to promote a vendor or advertise to sell their products. I agree the last point is detrimental to supporting vendors. Perhaps Silver Shadow can come up with suitable caveat wording when individual members post links in good faith like – ‘I’m not recommending or represent xyz? ‘

I am a volunteer moderator and have no relationship with the either the previous and current owners. I do this of my own volition as a contribution to others who gain knowledge and experience from a forum community. I have benefited from this and other forums related to the various vehicles I have owned over the years. The other forum I moderate is related to a car club and is entirely voluntary, it only exists because it is funded by a philanthropic family who are foundation members of my Club and it is accessible to anyone whether they belong to a Club or not and regardless of where they live in the world.

This forum is a commercial activity and is funded by the supporting vendors who can place advertising in the forum as and when suits them. In the case of this forum, the majority of active supporting vendors appear to be UK-based and I feel obligated to ensure they remain financial contributors otherwise this free forum could follow many others that have closed over the years or become a Club-sponsored forum that is only accessible by members [this is a problem for owners in my other car interest as the related forums are club-sponsored and only open to the Club members and there are no reciprocal rights between these forums for owners living elsewhere in the world unless they join the Club responsible for the Forum].

I have allowed mention of commercial interests in posts where I consider they are not in competition with our supporting vendors or provide a specialised service not available from our sponsors. This is particularly relevant to our international contributors such as myself who are highly unlikely to be able to avail ourselves of our sponsors’ business activities because of our location and/or the shipping difficulties and costs involved.

I am a volunteer moderator and have no relationship with the either the previous and current owners. I do this of my own volition as a contribution to others who gain knowledge and experience from a forum community. I have benefited from this and other forums related to the various vehicles I have owned over the years. The other forum I moderate is related to a car club and is entirely voluntary, it only exists because it is funded by a philanthropic family who are foundation members of my Club and it is accessible to anyone whether they belong to a Club or not and regardless of where they live in the world.

This forum is a commercial activity and is funded by the supporting vendors who can place advertising in the forum as and when suits them. In the case of this forum, the majority of active supporting vendors appear to be UK-based and I feel obligated to ensure they remain financial contributors otherwise this free forum could follow many others that have closed over the years or become a Club-sponsored forum that is only accessible by members [this is a problem for owners in my other car interest as the related forums are club-sponsored and only open to the Club members and there are no reciprocal rights between these forums for owners living elsewhere in the world unless they join the Club responsible for the Forum].

I have allowed mention of commercial interests in posts where I consider they are not in competition with our supporting vendors or provide a specialised service not available from our sponsors. This is particularly relevant to our international contributors such as myself who are highly unlikely to be able to avail ourselves of our sponsors’ business activities because of our location and/or the shipping difficulties and costs involved.

Any post that contains links to another commercial site should be placed into a holding area for the sponsor vendors to see and object to should they wish before being posted on the intended forum thread, it should be possible to automate this, send notifications to all the vendors that there is something they may wish to raise an objection to and give them a couple of days to flag. After a couple of days with no vendor flags it automatically get posted to the correct thread.