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    What do you think?

    Considering half of the compacts out there seem to have a faulty wiper, would you de-wiper?

    What about resale?








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    that looks nice mate. car to share a little writeup on how you went about doing it? the lighting on the second pic makes the car loook soooooo shweeeeeet!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by pallarisari View Post
    that looks nice mate. car to share a little writeup on how you went about doing it? the lighting on the second pic makes the car loook soooooo shweeeeeet!
    That's not his car . He is thinking of doing it . OP, PM Lloyd (L16YD L) because he has done this to his. He will talk you through it
     
     

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    In a heartbeat, never had a rear wiper in my life, can't see the need..... looks s**t hot too

    Should be as easy as removing the mechanism and fitting a rubber gromit........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknownsoldier View Post
    In a heartbeat, never had a rear wiper in my life, can't see the need..... looks s**t hot too

    Should be as easy as removing the mechanism and fitting a rubber gromit........

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    it is as easy as removing the fitting and fitting the rubber gromit.. only problem is the gromit comes in grey primer so you need it sprayed to match the car.. but if you can get that done at the same time as something else it shouldnt cost you anything and its one of the easiest and best mods you can do!

    i've got the part to do it on mine but forgot to get it sprayed when i had my mouldings and parking sensors sprayed yesterday.
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    Fairly easy to do yourself with a can of primer & paint isn't it??? Tohught there couldn't be much too it......

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    I didnt realise there were replies to this!
    I still havent done it (other car things came up)
    But I think I will (after double checking my motor is deffo duff)

    Only thing I was worried about was resale, but technically as long as its not a bodge and it looks professional, its got to be a better selling point than a car with a duff wiper!

    Spraying a gromit would be simple, its getting to the motor/arm that looks puzzing (boot door moulding removal?)

    If there are no posts by the time I do it, Ill have to chuck a few PMs out hopefully someone can give me a bit of a hand


    Oh and Ive been driving for a week or so in rainy weather and the lack of wiper is abit annoying, but I think Im getting used to it... Im yet to try the reccomended "rain X" though!
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    I would most definitely do it, I have thought about doing it to the Touring one day so that IF it ever becomes a project the wiper blade won't flap about with the bass from the stereo.

    I would first advist that you confirm 100% that the wiper unit doesn't work due to failure and not another fault such as the common problem with the wires breaking in the rubber sheath that runs between the vehicle body and the tailgate

     
     

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