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sbmiano

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wiper arms and door handles
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:38:48 PM »
I have a nice set of wiper arm but need the refinished, any suggestions?  Also looking for original exterior door handles.  Thanks
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Re: wiper arms and door handles
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 02:53:59 AM »
First what is wrong with the wipers? Do you want handles to have re-chromed?
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Re: wiper arms and door handles
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 12:06:56 PM »
If the ends are pitted, there is not much that can be done.  I have used a glass beader to lightly even out the sheen on 69 wiper arms, but I think the earlier year wipers might have been more polished.  I have used 69 Camaro door handles that need rechroming :) 

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Re: wiper arms and door handles
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 02:16:55 PM »
the arms lost points at legends and they do need refinishing.  I don't think they were chrome originally, I think they were a dull silver.  04D 69 Z built in Van Nuys

Thanks for the input

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Re: wiper arms and door handles
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 02:55:37 PM »
The wiper arms that were on my car when I purchased it in 1976 were/are a dull silver/aluminum bare metal finish.   Although I painted mine flat black when I purchased it to further minimize sunlight glint off them, that black is mostly gone now.  I do not know if the arms on my car are the factory-original ones or not, but they would be an early replacement if not.  Note:  I do have NOS wiper assemblies for my '69 Corvette that I purchased at a swap meet in the '70's.. and have never installed; still in the box, but I don't know if the Corvette units are the same/similar to the Camaro or not; the Corvette wipers are hidden under the wiper door, so aren't subject to sun-glint as are the Camaro ones, and that might have led to a difference in the specification provided to the wiper suppliers?   I can go pull the corvette wipers from their box and photograph them if anyone is interested;  I can't recall if I ever even looked at them?
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Re: wiper arms and door handles
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 03:10:52 PM »
Note:  I do have NOS wiper assemblies for my '69 Corvette that I purchased at a swap meet in the '70's.. and have never installed; still in the box, but I don't know if the Corvette units are the same/similar to the Camaro or not;

The '69 Corvette arms are completely different than the Camaro arms - no similarity at all.
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