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    Bladdy Car!!! grrr

    The paint on the wiper arms is flaking off so i've decided to buy some satin black paint....

    Got the paint... got the tools.... so i undo the nut underneath the plastic cover.... now the sodding thing wont come off!!!! grrrrrrr....


    a job for my dad i suppose



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    lol, make sure you use waterproof paint

    Don't want it dripping like your caliper paint


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    Originally posted by Nimrod
    lol, make sure you use waterproof paint

    Don't want it dripping like your caliper paint

    grrrrrr shat it!!!



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    Rear wiper? Lift the little plastic thingy and turn the nut? Haha! Good luck! I had a clio and some little rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish in Sunderland snapped off my wiper arm! I tried to undo the nut and was really worried about buggering the wiper motor, but after a while I just thought sod it and got a big long bar, put it on the end of my spanner and used the torque to spin it off!

    Didn't break anything either!

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    im doing the front wipers.....

    ive got the nuts off no problems.... just the arms wont budge....



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    Hammer?

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    try levering it off with the open end of the spanner... they can be a swine to move as they corrode up... either that or the trusty old WD40...

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    Re: Bladdy Car!!! grrr

    Originally posted by XTR
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    i thought it was 2-0 to the car tbh

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    Re: Re: Bladdy Car!!! grrr

    Originally posted by [GSV]Trig
    i thought it was 2-0 to the car tbh

    yeh thats right...

    sodding brake drums!! grrr



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    lmao, dont worry m8 it costs money, takes up all of your free time but when its right its right

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    When you get the wiper arms off - they'll be on a splined jobby.... if you want to get them off again (you probably won't but it's always useful) put a bit of copper-slip on the hole in the arm and the splined shaft. They'll go on easier for a start, and they'll come off again cos they won't corrode up. Do the same with the nuts too. Copper-slip/grease is the best stuff around. Every single nut and bolt on my car has copper-slip on it. Makes it so much easier to get apart (and put back together) when you need to - espesh if you've been running around in puddles, or salty, wintry, British-type roads....

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    job done.... all painted... lacqoured... and put back on the car.

    Car 1 - Dad 1 - XTR 0



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    Originally posted by XTR
    job done.... all painted... lacqoured... and put back on the car.

    Car 1 - Dad 1 - XTR 0

    ROFL!

    Oh yes! I forgot about the actual yanking the arm off once the nut's off! Took me a while and a couple of small dents too!

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    Originally posted by Big RICHARD
    Took me a while and a couple of small dents too!

    thats why i let my dad do it... so if he made the dents... i could moan at him.


    job successful though... no dents... only 5 minutes too and a couple of hours for the paint to dry.



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