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My wiper arms have become faded and milky, I’d like ideally to paint them .
Anyone done this or have any suggestions as to what products and processes would work. ?


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Someone did this recently, was a really good job, paint from Halfords IIRC
 

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Just seen this. I did the job on my X Trail; a rub down with scotchbrite, de tack with white spirit then repainting with- as Jon says- Halfords bog standard black rattle spray can.
 
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Thanks Gents.
 

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My wiper arms have become faded and milky, I’d like ideally to paint them .
Anyone done this or have any suggestions as to what products and processes would work. ?


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Have you just tried T Cut? I've had success with similar wiper arms on other cars in the past. :)
 
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Have you just tried T Cut? I've had success with similar wiper arms on other cars in the past. :)

No I haven’t, didn’t give it a thought, all I’ve done is back 2 blacked them but it doesn’t last.
 

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No I haven’t, didn’t give it a thought, all I’ve done is back 2 blacked them but it doesn’t last.
Have a go with polish first & progress to TCut if need be. It's something I've noticed on various wipers on various makes of cars ... they must just have the very minimum of paint applied.
 

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Someone did this recently, was a really good job, paint from Halfords IIRC

No I haven’t, didn’t give it a thought, all I’ve done is back 2 blacked them but it doesn’t last.

VT, Have a look at page 70 of the "So What Are You Doing With Your 12 Weeks Off" thread - did it to Mrs RH's wiper arms on her MINWEE, using Simoniz Tough Paint. (Originally bought to tidy up her removable tow hitch, doesn't need primer, just a light sanding, and a coat or two). Was very pleased with the result.

I have a pic of wipers back on car, will rummage through phone and find pic and add it here in a minute...!

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Fitted: (with a coat of Sonax BSD for good measure)
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VT, Have a look at page 70 of the "So What Are You Doing With Your 12 Weeks Off" thread - did it to Mrs RH's wiper arms on her MINWEE, using Simoniz Tough Paint. (Originally bought to tidy up her removable tow hitch, doesn't need primer, just a light sanding, and a coat or two). Was very pleased with the result.

I have a pic of wipers back on car, will rummage through phone and find pic and add it here in a minute...!

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Fitted: (with a coat of Sonax BSD for good measure)
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Cheers RH, much appreciated looks a great result.
 

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Just to add to your options... I use this for rubber seals but other dark areas come up a treat too...


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Cheers RH, much appreciated looks a great result.

Was very easy. Light sand, (even lighter sand to finish if you wish), wash, then wipe down with a degreaser, allow to dry, then I did 2 coats (mist coat, then top coat, 24hrs apart), then 24hrs later a light coat of Sonax just to look after it.

It's supposed to be pretty tough when cured, so hopefully resist elements and stone chips a bit better than factory intended!
 

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