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Well I was sick and tired of having these faded ugly wiper arms on the ITR so I decided to refinish them. Previous owner was SOOOO JDM west coast style that they were not used.

Here is a write up of what I did:

-Removed wiper arms- 14mm

the OEM finish was done



-Sand down the arms to bare metal, but dont forget hinge the arm and sand in the joint space also.



-Clean off the sanded arms: use a tack cloth or something that will remove the dust from sanding.



- I hung each wiper blade from a saw horse using thin metal wire and primered them. There is no real way to go about painting them while laying on a surface so I would strongly suggest hanging them in a similar fashion. Do each arm individually.



-Post primer I painted them using Duplicolor High Performance Wheel coating in Flat Black.




-After allowing it to dry enough to handle I removed each from the wire and gave the spot the wire touching a quick touch up blast of black.

-This how they look after completion:


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I pitted the newly refinished wiper arms against the bug sponge yesterday and they held up just fine
 

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i did the same to me DA.

nice write-up. :TU:
 

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nice write up.. may i suggest some clear or something to seal it with??
 

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Thanks for the nice comments...

nice write up.. may i suggest some clear or something to seal it with??

I dont see any need for clear. I chose the wheel paint because it gives a nice durable finish that is rock chip/heat resistance and similar to OEM color.
 

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^Thanks!

I now have a can of the same stuff.. I really like the SEM trim paint., it worked well on my comptech lip. but its pricey

I have no complaints for how I did it, but when I redo the ones on my accord or GSR I will be using the trim paint to see the difference.
 

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wrinkle red would be the sooper-JDM way to do it ! :)
 

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nice!!!
gotta do this now on my faded ed's wipers teh paints 20yrs old and getting flakey
 

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if you ever spray new plastic make sure to scruff it first then lay down a coat of plastic adhesive promoter. SEM and a few other companies make it. our sibling shop sprayed a bumper without taking this step and you could peel the paint off like paper. mold release does not like paint eiter
 
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