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Repainting wiper arms - how/what to use?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Simon's Mom, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Jul 11, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    The black paint is chipping/fallen off the wiper arms on my 97 Honda Del Sol.
    I want to make them look better but do not know what kind of paint to use or how to do it. :notsure:
    I know nothing about spray paint when @ the store, saw all the different kinds, flat, satin etc
    & thought of all you folks here at TW who do when reading about your mods!
    Suggestions/advice?
     
  2. Jul 11, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    Judy........i would take the arms odd and was them with dish soap,dry them and sand them down/scuff them up really well,wipe them with lacquer thinner, and then spray them with a good rustoleum clean metal primer. let that dry, and do one more coat, then after its good and dry, you can use a rustoleum black...flat or gloss either one, for metal. do a few coats,letting it dry between each, and when it cures out, it should be good to go for a long time.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Will, thank you very much! I knew you would know! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jul 11, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    no problem at all.:)
     
  5. Jul 11, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    I have done this on 2 vehicles so far, and looked stock or better on both. Get a can of "trim paint" that's what it is called at discount auto, pep boys etc... 1 can will do 3 cars. 1st, remove arms, then use a scotchbrite pad and alcohol to clean them. Let the alcohol evaporate which will happen quickly. Don't lay into them too hard with the scothbrite, just enough to take any shine off. Spray light coats letting each coat dry about 1/2 hr. Total coats....2 or 3. It is the same stuff used stock, a matte finish and it will last a long time. I used a piece of string, and between coats let em hang. If you get a run, just let it dry, and scotchbrite down & recoat.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    preping what your going to paint is the key to making it look good. dont get in a rush. several light coats rather than lots of paint at once.
     
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