The Pacet Manufacturing Co. of Cookham Dean in Berkshire is making a new kind of windscreen wiper-blade which is of especial interest now that winter is upon us and with the forthcoming inclusion of these components in MoT testing. Their Pacet Arcoflex blades are sold by Fiat in their LinaccesSories service.
Neel claim many advantages. A smaller range of blades makes it easier to get replacements. The Facet blade has only three parts, .adaptor, arm and rubber, and is thus a rigid structure giving a smoother action. Adaptor and arm are of high-quality Makrolon polycarbonate for maximum flexibility and even pressure over the entire length of the blade— ideal at the car-wash. It is said to withstand extremes of heat and cold ( —50°C to 100°C), and sun, ice, rain salt, etc. The blade is of low profile to obviate lift, and its carrier is. nonrusting, chip-proof, non-scratch and nonreflective, unlike many metal carriers. It is also quieter and has no wearing parts. The wiper-blade is of the finest Malaysian natural rubber, much researched. In spite of all these claimed-advantages, these Pacet blades are inexpensive—for example, whereas replacement blade’s for an early Ford Cortina usually cost around 45.62, the Pacet pair cost £2.80; a Mini pair is likely to set you back sonic £3.20 unless you Use a pair of Pacets at £2.00. There are just seven different Pacet Arcoflex blades, including three hook-fitting types, covering more than 170 model-applications. Prices range from £2.00 to £2.80 per pair.—W.B.