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    1. 11-05-2017 01:51 PM #1
      Hi all, looks like my wipers got screwed by the ash this summer. I even tried some graphite grease but no go. Can anyone recommend what's a good replacement for the 2018 Atlas?
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      11-05-2017 02:53 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by walksonair View Post
      Hi all, looks like my wipers got screwed by the ash this summer. I even tried some graphite grease but no go. Can anyone recommend what's a good replacement for the 2018 Atlas?
      If not OE, then Valeo. Valeo is probably making them for VW.


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    4. 11-05-2017 08:02 PM #3
      Wouldn't hesitate to go with Bosch either.

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      Hearn back to the dealer and get them swapped under warranty. Covered for the first year.

    7. 11-28-2017 02:14 PM #5
      Has anyone found any high-quality, 3rd-party replacement wiper blades?

      In particular, I'd like sometime more robust that's particularly good in snow and ice. (We don't have a garage.)

      I was hoping to install some Bosch Icons, but they don't seem to be compatible.

      Any advice appreciated!

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      11-28-2017 03:37 PM #6
      The stock ones are fine, in conjunction with a de-icing fluid.

      There should be Bosch ICON OE with the PTB, as well as Valeo ones (both supply VW with wiper blades)
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    9. 01-18-2018 04:28 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      The stock ones are fine, in conjunction with a de-icing fluid.

      There should be Bosch ICON OE with the PTB, as well as Valeo ones (both supply VW with wiper blades)
      any part numbers? or should one go by the size (inches)?

      Amazon shows me 3 matching sizes: 11 inch (rear I guess) and 22 and 26 inches.
      Are the front ones of different sizes?
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      01-18-2018 04:39 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by blerg View Post
      any part numbers? or should one go by the size (inches)?

      Amazon shows me 3 matching sizes: 11 inch (rear I guess) and 22 and 26 inches.
      Are the front ones of different sizes?
      Probably driver side is longer.


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      04-02-2018 01:49 PM #9
      Has anyone confirmed aftermarket wipers that will fit?

      I tried some Michelin ones hanging around and the adapter was noticeably wider that the slot in the wiper arm. I checked my '08 GTI that works fine and confirmed that they are in fact thinner on the Atlas.

      I also looked at some Bosch wipers in a local store and saw that the required adapter was too wide as well.

      Really not looking to pay $35/ea CDN at the dealership for $10 parts.

      FYI, after 6 months my oem wipers are toast. Despite a clean window, they skips and chatter and squeak in all sorts of conditions. I can see the top ends are not flexing very hard onto the glass. I might try to bend them in, but usually I replace them when this happens.

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      04-02-2018 05:56 PM #10
      Apparently they are under warranty for 1 year so you might be able to get a free set. Call your local dealer.
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      07-07-2018 07:24 PM #11
      Don't bother trying the Bosch Icon blades. Their catalog will tell you the 26OE fits the Atlas. That is wrong. There are two models for the Icon 26OE, "Extreme" and "ClearMax 365" They both do not fit. The Atlas WIPER arm has two extra hooks that interfere with sliding the Bosch blade hinge down the top lock channel of the arm.

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      07-07-2018 09:12 PM #12
      While checking out options for wiper blades I came across this company that sells you blades at $1 each + $3 S&H, after a one-time $19 registration charge. You would save money very quickly over what I see as list prices on most options from BOSCH, Trico, VW etc.. I wonder if this is a similar model as "Harry's" razor blades (that I love) which are just a good as the big guys, but $2 a blade. Anyone, I'm curious if anyone has tried them on the Atlas or other vehicle?

      https://thewiperbladecompany.com/

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      09-09-2018 08:06 PM #13
      8 mos. and they just are skipping so bad I ordered a complete set from ECS. I tried everything in terms of cleaning them and the window. I blame the Rain-X washer fluid/window treatment I used/did shortly after getting it. Nothing but Krystal Klar mix now so hope the new blades sort it out.
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      09-09-2018 08:29 PM #14
      Use Rain-X Xtreme clean to help remove the silicone off of the windshield

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      09-10-2018 06:23 PM #15
      Yep...did that too.

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      09-10-2018 06:57 PM #16
      I don't use Rain-X, but I have used just regular spray wax on one of my car windshields that was older and had lots of scratches and pits. It worked better and lasted longer. I also conditioned the wiper rubber with 303 Aerospace Protectant to keep the rubber from cracking. My original wipers are a year old and still going.

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      09-12-2018 01:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by KarstGeo View Post
      8 mos. and they just are skipping so bad I ordered a complete set from ECS. I tried everything in terms of cleaning them and the window. I blame the Rain-X washer fluid/window treatment I used/did shortly after getting it. Nothing but Krystal Klar mix now so hope the new blades sort it out.
      try clay barring your windshield.

    20. 09-13-2018 03:29 PM #18
      The stock ones were awful, I replaced them within a month with a pair of Bosch blades, and they've been great for almost a year.
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      09-17-2018 09:37 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Lopan View Post
      The stock ones were awful, I replaced them within a month with a pair of Bosch blades, and they've been great for almost a year.
      Which Bosch blades did you use? I bought a pair of Icons and they wouldn't fit even though Bosch's site said they would.
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    22. 09-18-2018 04:11 PM #20
      The Icons, if I recall correctly. There's 2 versions though, and you need the "OE" version.
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      09-18-2018 05:52 PM #21
      Replaced all 3 with OEMs from ECS Tuning. Raining here today...work perfect...nice and quiet.
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      09-19-2018 09:04 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Lopan View Post
      The Icons, if I recall correctly. There's 2 versions though, and you need the "OE" version.
      Hmmm...those are the ones I got but they wouldn't slide all the way in. Maybe I'll have to grab another pair and try again.
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    25. 09-22-2018 04:21 PM #23
      Just a heads up. I don’t know if it was a bad day at the factory or what but the 22OE wipers from Bosch do not have the required “4” adapter. The 26OE for the drivers side does... the guys at NAPA checked several packages and none of 22OEs had it.

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      09-24-2018 02:37 PM #24
      Unfortunately not a bad day at the factory. I ran in to this same issue when I went to put a set on my Atlas a few months ago. Hoping it's fixed soon as I would like to put a set on mine.
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      02-04-2019 03:33 PM #25
      I replaced the factory wipers at our Mr Lube location - free wipers every spring.. [ free with oil change ]
      they replaced the factory wipers with Michellin wipers not realizing it used a special adaptor for the PTB narrow wiper arm..

      so fast forward today it is about a year and they are horrible now, so i head over to costco buy Michellin wipers, they dont come with the adaptors; during my attempt at reusing the adaptor i brake them upon removal..

      Then i head home with one working wiper, spend about 3 hours on the internet researching wipers for the Atlas..
      Damn it the Narrow PTB arm is the worst ever, Rain X or other brands wipers are not sold everywhere specially for that wiper arm..

      So i end up at my local auto shop Canadian Tire - Bosch ICON 365 climax - they have the adaptor .. but in the process which the instructions say push down and lift i rip open my finger lol
      seriously it should not be that hard. i return the broken wiper and they gave me a new one, i ask the tech there for assistance - they said $6 for help i laugh and show them the blood and hole in my finger and the instructions, he feels bad and then says you need a flat head pry at it and lift at an angle.. I replied seriously - the instructions don't say that.

      lesson learned - Bosch ICON 365 climax and bring a flat head.. i love them they work silently and dont streak.
      Seriously VW and their bloody not standard wiper arms.
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