•Remove Wiper Arms from Vehicle
•Remove Washer Hoses from Arms*
•Using an old piece of Rope/Bike Cable, hold arm upright, WITHOUT THE USE OF YOUR HANDS.
•Use black(or any other color you choose) spray-paint (Yes I used a rattle can for the first time)
•Paint the entire wiper arm.
• Allow to dry
•Re-Install Wiper arm+washer tubing to vehicle
•Re-Install Wiper blade to vehicle
•Try Wiper/Washer Functions
It'll work for a while, but unfortunately the design on both generations of LH cars for the wiper arms sucks in this regard. The hinge isn't a removable joint, and any painting you do there will eventually chip away from that spot.
Hitting it with some paint like you did is our best option short of new parts or a custom rebuild (drill out hinge, use new fasteners) though, so I don't mean to crap your project. It looks so much better. Mine is going to need something done soon.
Actually, I didn't get ANY on me, only the wipers and the old bike cable (which I had planned to have paint on it, with it holding the arms while I painted them). I actually got approval from my dad (a rare occurrence!)
Really old thread... but I have some updates. I had re-done this about 5 to 6 months ago, and the only thing I did different was lightly sand the paint, using sandpaper... it still looks good, but I am ready to re-paint them if we get more black paint. Next step will be using metallic black paint for a new look, maybe even some PPE to enhance the look.