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Which windscreen wiper? 11 Sep 2017 20:06 #94980

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Which windscreen wiper? 11 Sep 2017 19:04 #94979

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Which windscreen wiper? 11 Sep 2017 17:23 #94978

A quick Google shows it available from several suppliers in France for home delivery, so I'd guess it's available from any fairly large garage

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Which windscreen wiper? 11 Sep 2017 17:09 #94977

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I haven't been able to find RainX in France. Any suggestions?

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Which windscreen wiper? 11 Sep 2017 16:19 #94976

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Sorry for reviving this old thread but I wanted to pick up on Colin's clever suggestion of using Rain X. I've been using it all this season and haven't switched on my annoying wiper blade once. It really is the 'rat's pyjamas'. Apply once a fortnight or so and driving rain across the Markemeer need never trouble you again!

Rob

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Which windscreen wiper? 06 Nov 2016 04:48 #82307

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Which windscreen wiper? 06 Nov 2016 04:44 #82305

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Most wiper motors are wired to allow two speed operation and self parking. Often the switch is not wired to the motor to allow this - see first attachment.
The excellent (but not inexpensive) Speich CT41 (single wiper motor) or CT42 (2 motors simultaneously and synchronised) allows both self parking and 2 speed wiping and also intermittent wiping - see 2nd attachment.
I have a CT41 switch on the wiper for the screen directly ahead of the helm and CT42 for the other two wipers/screens.
I have converted the helm wiper to pantograph operation (blade always vertical to maximise coverage) and intend to do the same for the other two next year.
The wiper motors fitted to Anna Maria (probably about 1976) are the common TMC brand. With the conventional radial blades there is a fair bit of blade rattle, but this is absent on the pantograph setup - presumably the double arm and better spring pressure help reduce vibration of the blades. These had not been wired to allow either self parking or 2 speed operation but the conversion was simple.
Charles Fitzhardinge
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Which windscreen wiper? 05 Nov 2016 10:13 #82291

Pay a visit to your local scrap yard, we have a rear window wiper from an old Citroen Saxa, works fine and self parks, there may be something there from a more modern car with variable speed or you could buy something like this
www.maplin.co.uk/p/velleman-wiper-interval-timer-solder-kit-ve03d
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Which windscreen wiper? 05 Nov 2016 09:02 #82289

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Rain X ! That's a clever idea. I'll try that.

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Which windscreen wiper? 05 Nov 2016 09:01 #82288

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Vetus is the obvious choice but I'm hoping for some recommendations. Vetus don't appear to do an intermittent control and there's no details on noise level.

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Which windscreen wiper? 04 Nov 2016 23:45 #82283

Rob,

I have one fitted but don't use it as my front windows are Schott glass with an anti reflective coating. 

Just use Rain X and get used to the odd raindrop.

Colin Stone
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Which windscreen wiper? 04 Nov 2016 22:07 #82282

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Have you looked in the Vetus catalogue? Several models on offer. Mine is self-parking, full speed or internittant, but I'm sure there are fancier models now. Their online catalogue is tricky to navigate - but possible!

Peter

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Which windscreen wiper? 04 Nov 2016 21:37 #82281

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I dislike my windscreen wiper. It's too fast, doesn't self park and it's noisy. When it's raining I tend to spend all my time switching it on and off.

I think I'll treat my boat to a new one. Top priority is a quiet motor. Second is self parking. I've seen 2 speed wipers but not variable speed intermittent wipers that are now the norm in cars. That would be ideal.

Could anyone recommend a really good wiper?

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Rob

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