Yep, the best thing about the Wipex ones was that they did not lift off the windscreen at 70mph (and maybe 80 mph once), whereas the original ones used to do that at 55 mph.for a different opinion i think the wipex ones look and work much better than originals on my spider . So much so that i will be putting them on the gtv too in due course. In fact the originals on the gtv actually annoy me now as they seem so large and obtrusive in comparison ,esp when parked on intermitant
Bad news on this company - took my money and never delivered. Just got a refund from PayPal...Having tried the after market alternatives (inc Wipex - don't look right to me, and costly), I'm a fan of the original arms (available from places like eb spares, shop4parts), and then refilling the blades yearly. Halfords are out of stock of right size refill packs at the moment, so I've ordered 6 Bosch blades for £27 from here:
I'll post again when they arrive and I've fitted them to the GTV & the 147.
The pedestrian-friendly type were designed for modern cars to meet pedestrian safety standards, and when fitted to standard 'hook' arms, they look hideously ugly with the lump in the centre being about three times the height of the blade. I also wonder how you'd fit a spray bar.Wipex ones are still listed on website .Emailed someone on the Ebay wipex website and they said they were going to relist in Ebay 9th feb.Going to get some.Cant understand why you would buy old style framed blades these days , apart from price .Modern frameless ones are far superior