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- Civic Ex 4dr