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I dislike my painted black windshield wipers so I am thinking about stripping the paint back so they're stainless (?) steel again.

My problem is, how do I do it! Theyre so intricate that I think the only way to get all the paint off is if I could soak them in some sort of acid which would just strip the paint right off. Does such a liquid exist?

Also, the whole thing is black. Originally, was it all unpainted or was the bit which attaches to the blade painted black? Basically, what should it look like?

Thanks for your time!

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OK so I used some ordinary paint stripper and a toothbrush and most of it came off nicely. They look like steel but I wouldn't bet on it.

I guess I should just use some metal cleaner and see how they come out?

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OK I might try that if they dont look too flash in bare metal.

I've also seen some 'chrome' spray paint... might give that a go

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Beware of Chrome Spraypaint. Unless paint technology has progressed rapidly in the last 5 years about the best "chrome" finish i've seen from a can was at best a metallic silver type paint colour.

If you're after a chrome finish theres no subsitute for real chrome plating.

How about painting them the same colour as your car paint Alfa.

Mr C

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I want to buy a can just to test it out and see how it looks... but it IS $15 a can :sick:

I've cleaned them up with some "metal cleaner" and they came out wonderful. I don't think they need anything!

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the previous owner did that on the rear bumper - I stay well clear of steel wool!

Really if anything they look TOO bright.

I think they're just fine :D

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Well, original would be nice.

I'm going to wait until I see another Z with original wipers and see how mine compare.

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That begs the question, what's original.

On my 240 there metal, I guess Stainless or a variation while on the 260 there black?

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If you really want one that looks original I suggest part # B6370-E4100 Wiper Blade. 13.25 each. Fresh outa da box looks great with no fuss and stays that way because it is stainless.

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60 bucks for a couple of windshield wipers thanks but no thanks ;)

ZedRally mine is a 240. Although, after driving with the sun reflecting off them into my eyes I'm starting to see the reasoning in painting them LOL

Anyone got a digital camera and can take a quick close up picture of their 240z wipers?

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