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Old 03-15-2005, 11:00 PM
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How to blacken... washer nozzles & monowiper arm

Hey guys... how do i get rid of that grayish look that the nozzle (sprays fluid onto windshield) and monowiper area have?

I was thinking to rub the areas with 000 steel wool.... whatch think?
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forever black.....4 to 5 coats.
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:29 PM
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How do I apply Forever Black, does it require removal of all parts?

I found that using my nail brings back the black.... but leaves a very uneven shine....

Permenant marker! GENIUS!
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:09 PM
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Try posting this in the Detailing forum. They should have some ideas.
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Forever Black comes in a bottle similar to liquid shoe polish... I use it for all of my plastic black areas that have faded..... bumpers, door handles, etc.

worth every penny...don't know if there are similar products out there or not...
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:48 PM
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How long does the forever black last? It is a dye right?
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it's a dye all right... get it on your paint or windows..and you will have to use a good polish to get it off.

They claim it will make it through 500 washes.... I suspect every year or so is more likely.... I don't have enough experience... but I really like the way it blackens stuff that has faded...

nice on door handles... roof rails..window trim, bumpers, etc...
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Another vote here for permanent marker. I've used Avery Marks-A-Lot permanent marker on wiper arms before... works great!

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303 protectant on the schpritzers and wax on the monowiper (it is paint).
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I found that using my nail brings back the black.... but leaves a very uneven shine....

Don't know if it works for wiper arms or not, but many reports have come in that spreading PEANUT BUTTER (no kidding!) on greyed-out door handles brings back the factory color and sheen. Have to leave it on for an hour or two.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:20 PM
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washer nozzles are like 5-10 bucks brand new,
and powder coat the wiper arm black wouldnt be more then 20 bucks and it wil last has long has you drive the car
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Meguiar's makes a Trim Detailer that sells for about $3 a bottle. I've used it on bumper covers, outside door handles and the like and it works very well. Should last at least a couple of months, depending on your weather and washing conditions I suppose.

I haven't used Forever Black, but I believe that the original color on the wiper was very dark grey, not black. Does F-B change it to black or restore the dark grey?

Got any before and after pictures?
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I found that good wax restores to original color and sheen. Dark gray on my 86 and much darker gray on my 92.
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If you decide to repaint, try PJ1 Epoxy Gloss Black in spray can from local motorcycle dealer/supply. Watch out for the overspray, this stuff is tough! Takes awhile to dry but it will last and last. About 7-8 bucks a can.

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