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Are the Libra wiper just metro items ?
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:46 pm
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No - well the mechanism and arms are Rover Metro/100; but my wiper blades are both 17.5" ones with spoilers, I think they are Bosch.

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Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:01 pm
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Thanks for the reply thought that may be the case due to different size windscreen
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Wed May 01, 2019 7:13 am
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Having said that, Rover Metro blades are 16"/400mm so they would fit though give a slightly smaller swept area. I think I went a size up or two - so maybe classed as 18" ones - but going too much longer causes them to clash IIRC.

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Wed May 01, 2019 10:01 am
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Post Re: Wipers
Hi,
From the manual -

"Standard Rover Metro K Series wiper arms are used with the larger blades
T0685 provided within the kit. It is possible to bend the standard Rover Metro
arms at their ends nearest the fitment to the wiper blade to obtain a better
sweep of the screen."

From memory I didn't bend the arms, I just used a smaller blade.#
Juls


Wed May 01, 2019 1:20 pm
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Post Re: Wipers
Got a pair of replacements the originals were 19 inch (480mm) thanks for the advice
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Wed May 01, 2019 2:56 pm
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Post Re: Wipers
19" are what the Cinquecento uses (which is what the Libra windscreen is). Did you go for traditional type or 'flat' blades?

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Wed May 01, 2019 4:08 pm
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Went for traditional type have MOT tomorrow only found peeling blade last night
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Wed May 01, 2019 6:05 pm
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