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Little_Nolan


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12-18-2008
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Circa 2009 DIY/TECH for you guys.. Enjoy:


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:

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


'97- #305
'97- Civic Ex 4dr
'89- CRX


Little_Nolan


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Took keep this ITR related:


'97- #305
'97- Civic Ex 4dr
'89- CRX

coolhandluke
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Nicely done Nate!
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Little_Nolan


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Quote, originally posted by coolhandluke »
Nicely done Nate!

Thanks. Wrote this up yrs ago, figured it was time for ITRCA.


'97- #305
'97- Civic Ex 4dr
'89- CRX
 

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