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I am having a difficult time with removing the windshield wiper arms (one nut). I have heard that you need to pry them up but problem with that is that it seems to scratch the valance below it. Any ideas? Also wanting to remove the valance and spray both the wiper arms and valance with plasti dip to return them to black instead of the sun based gray marred color.

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I'm all for feeding PlastiDip addiction, but have you thought about using "WipeNew" ?

I used some about two months ago on all the exposed black on my ride and my wife's CRV ...The bottle was only about $10 at the store ... None of the wipers or trim, not even the door handles on the CRV, have needed to be "touched up" since.

It's cheaper than a can of 'dip ... just a thought.
 

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You can remove the plastic valance without removing the wiper arms, you just have to lift up the arms. But plasti dip isn't going to fix fading from sun. Even plasti dip will fade from sun. I suggest if it really bugs you then replace the whole valance or just leave it alone.
 

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I am having a difficult time with removing the windshield wiper arms (one nut). I have heard that you need to pry them up but problem with that is that it seems to scratch the valance below it. Any ideas? Also wanting to remove the valance and spray both the wiper arms and valance with plasti dip to return them to black instead of the sun based gray marred color.

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Be sure to mark the arm location on the spline, else you'll be guessing when it goes back on. Loosen the nut, rock the arm then remove nut and pull off. Spray with a short burst of liquid wrench, if you need to.
 

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I am having a difficult time with removing the windshield wiper arms (one nut). I have heard that you need to pry them up but problem with that is that it seems to scratch the valance below it. Any ideas? Also wanting to remove the valance and spray both the wiper arms and valance with plasti dip to return them to black instead of the sun based gray marred color.

2007 Honda Accord EX-L Coupe V6 6 Speed
You only need to rock the arm after removing the nut to get it off. Spray some liquid wrench if it is really stuck. Yes, make sure that the arms is in fully rested position or mark the position with a marker. Have you thought about painting it with matter black instead? Once you remove it, you can take off the wiper blades and sand it lightly with 800 grit or 1000 grit sand paper and clean them off with acetone before spray paint it with matte black. A can of matte black will set you back about $6.
 
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