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    Default wiper refills

    Does anyone know where I can order wiper blade refills that fit the OEM blade/arms?
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    Default Re: wiper refills

    Originally posted by BadDog
    Does anyone know where I can order wiper blade refills that fit the OEM blade/arms?
    Motorsport Auto Page 93 of current catalog, Item #12-4450, Price as shown $10.99

    Probably also available at Courtesy Nissan in Richardson, Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambikiller240 View Post
    Motorsport Auto Page 93 of current catalog, Item #12-4450, Price as shown $10.99

    Probably also available at Courtesy Nissan in Richardson, Texas
    Now many years later and OEM refills are NLA from Courtesy or Motoersport. Is there some other supplier of wiper refills that work with the OEM wiper assembly (1977-78) e.g. Trico, Precision, Bosch? If so, what is the right model??? I think the length is 450mm or 18 inches.

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    Why did they ever stop making refills? I hate that is so hard to find them now.

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    Buy generic replacement blade assemblies at your local auto store, strip out the rubber and insert it into your metal blade frame. Toss the unused frame into your recycle bin or bag. Easy peasy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfa.series1 View Post
    Buy generic replacement blade assemblies at your local auto store, strip out the rubber and insert it into your metal blade frame. Toss the unused frame into your recycle bin or bag. Easy peasy!

    Great idea. It looks like the OEM takes an 18 inch/450mm long wiper refill with an 8mm base.

    Can anyone confirm those dimensions? (for 77 280z).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfa.series1 View Post
    Buy generic replacement blade assemblies at your local auto store, strip out the rubber and insert it into your metal blade frame. Toss the unused frame into your recycle bin or bag. Easy peasy!
    Good idea. One question though. The Nissan rubber has rubber stops at both ends that prevent the rubber from sliding out.

    How would rubber from the generic replacement assembly be held in so that it won't slip out? I don't want any chance of scratching my new NOS windshield.

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    Most or all current blades use a small metal spring clip to keep the rubber blade in the frame. That clip will keep the blade firmly locked in your OE frame - been there, done that. I also have OE arms and frames.

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    Thanks jfa.

    So either get generic blade and strip out or buy a generic refill. I see that Trico and Anco offer many types of 18 inch refills with the small metal spring clip. For Trico and Anco, does anyone know which version of the the refills they offer work best with our OEM frames ie. fit on the frame and giving a good wipe on our curved windshields???

    I guess that I could just buy them and try until I find the best one (not too expensive to experiment) but if someone already has the answer then I would appreciate their insight!

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    The last time I replaced mine, I used Anco. I don't know whether they fit better than Trico, but I don't recall any problems with the fit. As I recall, they supply a gazillion little plastic pieced for adapting to whatever you have.
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    Default Napa Refills

    FWIW
    I just put new wiper refills on original arms (I don't know why, it never rains here) and found NAPA 18" refills.

    They are NAPA 60-1898 $5.59 for 2 blades in the pack.

    I had to close the tangs a little where the new blades slide thru the original arm retainers for them to fit securely.
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