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Kona Kenny
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Wipers

Post by Kona Kenny » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:34 pm

When we got our Kona it was fitted with a conventional set of wipers. Right in the centre of viewing area they left a smudge. They cleared the glass fine on the way up but not on the way down.
I found this very dangerous at night. I bought a set of Bosh Aerotwin wipers but they do exactly the same thing. I thought it might be wax on the windscreen but I have cleaned it with soap, screen cleaner and methylated spirits.
It seams as though the passenger's blade sweeps up and, as the driver's blade goes down, it just smudges the screen right in the centre.
I have tried bending the wipers and adjusting the wiper arm. Every thing I do makes no difference.
What wipers do you use to get a good sweep of your windscreen?
KENNY. 2018 1.0 Kona SE
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Re: Wipers

Post by ffox » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:28 am

My standard wiper blades have always wiped very well.

If yours do it when they are perfectly clean perhaps there is a very slight flaw in your windscreen.


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Re: Wipers

Post by Kona Kenny » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:09 pm

That does not sound good.
What type are the standard type?
I am going to try a cheep wiper and see how that goes.
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Re: Wipers

Post by ffox » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:09 am

By "the standard type" I meant the ones that were on the car when I bought it new (in the UK). I can't see any ID on the actual blades.

I've checked online and makers who quote the OEM No. are Ridex, Stark and Valeo.


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Re: Wipers

Post by Kona Kenny » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:33 pm

Thanks for the information. ffox. We got our Kona second hand so I was not sure if the previous owner had changed the blades.
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