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Kill all wipers...

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by Craig Elliott, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Craig Elliott

    Craig Elliott Full Member

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    who's done this to their MK3? I'm Considering it, but is it easy to get the plastics Off in the boot to get the motor out?
     
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    SRGTD Full Member

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    I find the unswept part of my rear screen gets filthy this time of year, so have never really understood why anyone would want to remove the rear wiper and have to rely on just their door mirrors to see what’s happening behind their car. I for one would really miss not having a clear view through my rear screen. Just my opinion though.

    Maybe I’m just too old and set in my ways.............
     
  4. Leeoncupra

    Leeoncupra Leon cupra 240 stg1

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    I drive a van daily for work so id be more inclined to delete my rear wiper too as i dont look out the rear window of my car

    leon mk1 cupra
     
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  5. Craig Elliott

    Craig Elliott Full Member

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    My last 2 cars didn't have rear wipers fitted from factory, and over the past 4 years of owning them, I can't ever say I wish I had a rear wiper and I felt I didn't know what was happening behind me. I clean the car regularly and there's products you can use which help keep the window cleaner for longer. To me, the car would have to be exceptionally dirty to not see?
     
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  6. Walone

    Walone Full Member

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    It's usually saloons that don't have rear wipers as they don't have so much muck sprayed onto the window, I don't know of any modern hatchback or estate car that doesn't have a rear wiper from factory.
     
  7. Walone

    Walone Full Member

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    Yes I've noticed that on lots of vans that they don't look out of the rear window (or mirrors) LOL.
     
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  8. motty225

    motty225 Senior Member

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    Yeah I went from a cupra 290 to a 68 plate s4 saloon, thought I'd get annoyed not having a rear wiper, but due to the boot it hardly ever gets any dirt on it
     
  9. Seastormer

    Seastormer Cupra 280/CBF1000

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    And some don't look out the front windsreen all the time either.
     
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  10. Mr Pig

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    This has to rank among the most moronic 'mods' I have ever heard of!

    I saw an Ibiza a few weeks ago with the wiper removed and a white sticker around the blank where it should have been saying 'Kill all wipers'. My first thought was 'this guy is a moron'. After thinking about it for a while I thought 'yip, definitely a moron'...
     
  11. Craig Elliott

    Craig Elliott Full Member

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    I don't see the point on the sticker lol but I absolutely see the point in removing the wiper. Doesn't make me or anyone else removing it a moron though..
     
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  12. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    Who ever designed the rear wiper was probably lined up and shot quickly after!

    Luckily on Porsche you have to pay for a wiper so very few have them!

    Nothing worse than seeing a filthy car with a small semi circle wiped clean at the back. I'd rather just wipe it all with a cloth, apply some decent water repellent as well.
     
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  13. kiddo

    kiddo ST Cupra

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    I have an St and find the less I use the rear wiper the less dirt clings to the rear window. I stopped the auto wipe when selecting reverse.

    No issues with visibility for me out of rear window. Perhaps the sleek lines of the rear help keep most of the spray away for the window?
     
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  14. zeffania

    zeffania Full Member

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    All down to personal preference. I think it looks good without, but I use mine and as I don't get to clean my car as regular as I like, it is a necessity for me to keep mine.
     
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    martin j. Full Member

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    I read the title and wondered WTF, how do you get by without front wipers, especially in winter, now I see it doesn't quite mean what is says.
     
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  16. Mr Pig

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    You were expecting the people who decided it was a good idea to remove rear wipers to be literary geniuses?
     
  17. Leeoncupra

    Leeoncupra Leon cupra 240 stg1

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    Im throwing something onto the fire now....

    KILL ALL MK3'S

    leon mk1 cupra
     
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