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Old 01-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Painted my wiper arms.

Pulled them off
Sanded with 400 grit
Sprayed with duplicolor prep spray
Wiped with tack cloth
Sprayed 2 coats of duplicolor black
Sprayed 5 coats duplicolor performance clear
Put them back on, lowering them about 1/4 inch

I allowed for a 5 minute flash time between coats.

Washed and waxed the car too!

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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And cleaned the wheels.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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What kind of dup paint you use post some pic please I need to do this a lot paint are off mine
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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Go to your local autoparts store. Get "Duplicolor Perfect Match" whatever the universal black color was, or the black of your choice. The clear I used was the Duplicolor clear coat for wheels, hoping for more durability.

8 bucks for Duplicolor Perfect Match Black
8 bucks for Duplicolor Performance Wheel Clear
8 bucks for Duplicolor Prep-Spray ( Always use before painting )
2 bucks for tack clothes ( Always use before painting )
4 bucks for sand paper 400 grit
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Alright ill look in to it thanks
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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This fender extention I painted using the same process
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This fender extention I painted using the same process
What's the fender extension lol I'm sorry if I sound stupid but I don't know where that's at
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so far since 03 mine are still looking new minus one place where the paint is just worn off~ i need to do this
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The fender extention is the plastic piece on your car that is at the very front of the side skirts, on the bottom on the fender just behind the front wheels, make sense?

The one in my pick is upside down, it is also the passenger side extention.

Mine was missing, so I picked one up from a guy and sanded, prepped and painted it to match my car.
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How long has that paint Ben on that
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #11
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so far since 03 mine are still looking new minus one place where the paint is just worn off~ i need to do this
It really brings some new life to em, and the little things make a difference.

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I don't understand? On what?

The paint on the fender extention in that picture was fully dried and cured.
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This is what it is, and after I put it on.

I still need to replace that sideskirt, but I'll do that when she goes in for paint.
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if I ever painted the side skirt i would recommend a 3m clear bra wrap to keep them lookin good. I would try to find a set of 01 bullitt sides or 03/04 cobra sides as well, much cleaner than the OEM gt/v6 sides.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:15 PM   #14
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You painting it black again or another color?
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #15
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It's Dark Shadow Grey now ( Grey Metallic ) code CX, but yes I'm pretty sure I'll do the same color. Then again, I have been playing with the idea of doing a complete color change ( jams, underhood, etc. ) to Performance White ( I don't know the paint code off hand ).
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White is a pain in the *** to keep clean tho :/ I love the sonic blue at first it was too purple for me but now I love it
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White is a pain in the *** to keep clean tho :/ I love the sonic blue at first it was too purple for me but now I love it
It is a pain. But my stang stayes in a heated airconditioned garage and almost never sees rain. Not to mention she gets taken care of often. Regular washes, wax, claybar, polish. Ill have to do some sole searching.

But back on track, this is a project that is very easy and inexpensive to do and does quite a bit to bring back that nice new look to your Mustang. Most people overlook thier faded and chipped wiper arms.

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It is a pain. But my stang stayes in a heated airconditioned garage and almost never sees rain. Not to mention she gets taken care of often. Regular washes, wax, claybar, polish. Ill have to do some soul searching.

But back on track, this is a project that is very easy and inexpensive to do and does quite a bit to bring back that nice new look to your Mustang. Most people overlook thier faded and chipped wiper arms.
I also carry around several microfiber clothers and a bottle of mothers quick detailer where ever I go.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #19
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Yea deffinetly after seeing yours gonna try to re-do mine but in white
Eventually will be going midnight blue with white wheels so we will see how this works out
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Yea deffinetly after seeing yours gonna try to re-do mine but in white
Eventually will be going midnight blue with white wheels so we will see how this works out
Go for it
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Go for it
Got them done gonna let the sit and cure in the house over night with the heat on since it was warm today (60's) but still was rather to cold to dry out side but tell me what you guys think.
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Great job! Don't forget to post some pictures after you get them on. I'm glad I could inspire someone to get out and sling some paint!
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Great job! Don't forget to post some pictures after you get them on. I'm glad I could inspire someone to get out and sling some paint!
yea I do custom painting and graphics as a second living lol I would say a side job but I have started doing more work since I have moved in to my area lol
and they will be going back on the car today will update with pics later
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great job on all of it looks like a pro job u do this for a living?
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great job on all of it looks like a pro job u do this for a living?
I do it as a side business now but I use to couple years back
But I run a side business if you need something done.
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Sorry bringing this tread back to life just my weekends been crazy didn't get to post finished product on my car
Thank god I did tho rain the next day lol
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They look really good
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They look really good
Thanks I know they are such a small part but I put a lot of effort in my work
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More people should do this. I want to start a movement to rid the world of faded chipped wiper arms!
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Do they have a color to match sonic blue jaja?
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Do they have a color to match sonic blue jaja?
Haha yes I do lol I'm sure you could easily color match it tho
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Do they have a color to match sonic blue jaja?
yes...go to Advance and order a can. it runs $7....just have them pull up your vehicle then under the "paint spray" section it'll list all the paint for that year. easy way for them to click on the color and order a can. this is how i order my SB all the time

it's how i color matched my mach chin lol
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I know this is an older post, but I'm new to the site and just wanted to say, Project Pony your car, and not to mention the newly painted wiper arms looks absolutely amazing.
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Thank you. Just wait, by mustang week she will be done and look 10 times better!
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Ive been thinking awhile about getting mine powdercoated body color (grabber blue) but wasnt sure if itd look good or not. I used to see this a lot more and liked the look.
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