Windshield wiper holder scratches glass

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The other day I noticed what looked like a arc shaped scratch on my windshield. Upon further inspection I realized that it was because the wiper blade rubber was old and softer allowing the edges of the wiper frame to touch the glass. And frustratingly, there is a metal tab at each end, presumably to keep the blade from falling off, that is ready to carve into the glass at first opportunity.
This seems like a really poor design so I wonder if I have the correct wiper frame. See photo below.
Anyone else run into that problem?
 

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How unfortunate! Looks like the wrong wiper was used. Also, the wiper insert appears to be too short and the metal blade was folded down to keep rubber in place.
 

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The other day I noticed what looked like a arc shaped scratch on my windshield. Upon further inspection I realized that it was because the wiper blade rubber was old and softer allowing the edges of the wiper frame to touch the glass. And frustratingly, there is a metal tab at each end, presumably to keep the blade from falling off, that is ready to carve into the glass at first opportunity.
This seems like a really poor design so I wonder if I have the correct wiper frame. See photo below.
Anyone else run into that problem?
Mine looks like this
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Grrrrrrr.... Based on your replies it appears that the previous owner put on some non original replacements with that dangerous tab at the end.

Ok, does anyone have a set of of correct wiper arms I can buy? Even black is ok.

Thank you

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Bo, looks like you may have e3 wiper arms or even 2002 with a straight tip. Your blade holder is very close to the spoiler on driver wiper. It should have a hook on the end. I think you have 2002 arms.
 

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DRATS THE ONLY THING YOU CAN TRY IS GET MCQUIRES 104 HEAVY CUT AND
A DEWALT BUFFER WITH A WOOL PAD AND IT WILL REMOVE ALL THE JUNK AND SMALL SCRATCHES
WITH A GOOD BUFFING
 

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Bo,
You can get the correct ones from Christoph.... these are repros but identical to the originals which generally cost more.

 
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