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Replacement wiper blades

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by tklwong, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. tklwong

    tklwong Member

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    Anyone else notice the poor quality of the wiper blades on their model S? As per other forum threads I am thinking of replacing with Bosch wipers. Not sure if they are available in HK otherwise I will order from Amazon. 28 and 18OE are the ones to buy. I assume LHD and RHD cars are the same when it comes to wiper sizes.
     
  2. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Active Member

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    +1; however we have metric based part numbers so I couldn't find the right ones. Maybe I need to import...
     
  3. ahklam

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    The blades that came with the car are terrible, leaving a smear mark on the windscreen all the time. I believe the U.S. has the same prob and Tesla replaced them?
     
  4. Afdyce

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    I found out this is a known problem when I took my car in to have a few minor delivery issues corrected. I mentioned the wipers in passing, which were making a noise as they changed direction at the top of their sweep and didn't seem to clean the screen too well. The service manager told me that the factory have recently changed wiper suppliers to Bosch. He could change my blades under warranty if I was really unhappy, so I became unhappy!
    Problem solved, noises gone and perfect cleaning.
    I hope this helps.
     
  5. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Active Member

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    Hi, Afdyce, thanks for the info. I've seen from forum posts that Tesla changed the supplier in October or November time-frame. I received the car in September so that may be why mine is not good. Will try the SC early next year!
     
  6. paintpolisher

    paintpolisher Banned

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    If your wiper blades say Bosch in 3 places on each blade, they are the new replacements which are Bosch Icons. IMO they are the best blades on the market. The retail at most auto parts stores is about $45 for both.
     
  7. pinguhk

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    yeah I saw this very cheap.
    its like from the 80s design
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Not sure why, but my wipers work flawlessly with no residue at at all. Perhaps they changed them in the last three months. I do keep them clean, but that about it.
     
  9. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    I don't have any issues with the stock wipers, yet I intend to apply Rain Kleer or Rain-X as soon as I can get my hands on some. Apart from very low speeds, this treatment means you don't even have to use wiper blades. The rain will "pellet" on the screen, rather than flowing flat, and it is easy to look through the droplets, especially at speeds over ~40 km/h.

    You can make this yourself

    Homemade Windshield Water Repellent | eHow

    or you can try to find it in shops (good luck in Hong Kong!). I know for sure it is available in Japan. Only downside is I don't understand Japanese, and when I bought something there last week it turned out to be glass cleaner, rather than rain repellant.

    I have used this solution on my cars since around 1995, with great results. It needs re-application every 2-3 months, and the less you use wipers or wash your car, the longer it lasts.
     
  10. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Awesome tip. Many thanks!
     
  11. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Active Member

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    Super Rain X is the most major brand here in Japan.
    スーパーレインX レインXã®å•†å“紹介 錦之堂
    The products in top row are all coating to repel rain, bottom row are cleaners. You can tell by bottle shape.
     
  12. Zextraterrestrial

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    yes, same problem since Tesla replaced them!

    just bought a pair of Bosch last night for drivers side- Waaay better, the down stroke is clean now!

    - - - Updated - - -

    didn't realize Tesla upgraded!, my car was serviced in October and I got junk blades that were worse than the last years blades!
     
  13. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    I got a different brand, but the cleaner as there wasn't a single word on there apart from Japanese (and I don't understand any Japanese at all).

    Guess I have to go back to Japan (or Europe) again!

    Regarding the blades, I haven't had problems so far but still miss the rain kleer / rain-x. Anyone knows if it is available somewhere in Hong Kong? Normally, every product is available, but so hard to find!
     

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