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Satin Black wiper arms_ Can they be stripped?


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Well I stripped both wiper arms. Paint came off easy enough. Since I was running spoilers arms on both sides it turns out one arm was stainless steel and the other is more like a dull aluminum. Polished both up with Presta 1500 buff and 1500 polish but it still looks like two different metal composites. I was wondering if the late model ones came in Satin Black so they didn't use stainless steel underneath.

Doug M

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I was wondering if the late model ones came in Satin Black so they didn't use stainless steel underneath.

That's what I was guessing. So what you say looks like dull aluminum is actually plain steel which will rust overnight without paint. Try find another early one to match. It may be so that when factory started painting them they possibly still had stainless ones in stock so somebody may have had stainless under paint while most don't.


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my guess is the dull one is not steel but either aluminum or some other alloy..not that they don't exist, i don't know, but i've never seen a steel one that wasn't stainless

you should be able to find stainless wiper arms pretty easy, i'd ask for one in the classified forum

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