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Old 04-18-2006, 08:41 PM
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3-4 coats of rain-X will do that. We used it on the way to Florida one night in a friends Jeep Liberty. It was pouring and we never had to turn on the wipers.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:44 PM
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RainX = Greasy :yuck:
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:46 PM
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I've never used the stuff... I just know it worked really well that trip.
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it does work well, it's just nasty... if you wash your car alot, it's a pain. gets your washing mitt and water all nasty.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:56 PM
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Ew...

Thanks for the warning. :yuck:
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Battle Cattle: Nice looking arse...but-what about those glary side light/reflectors? Woo, they gotta go, dude. You've got the tinted rear lights, you have to have the tinted side wheel well lights. Do it right, especially as you have the Black on Black (I'll never go back!) thing going on.
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I want a uni-wiper up front.
word....im working on the logisitcs of that....i know its possible, but only one mini has it that i have seen.
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:33 PM
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One more thing...
I noticed my plug was kinda loose yesterday so I put a thick bead of the silicone sealant on it from the inside of the window. I had initially only put a really thin bead to the outside lip of the plug. Just sharing my Duh! :smacks forehead: experience so you guys won't have to have your own.
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I doused the inside of mine with sealant just to be safe, as leaks suck!
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So I'm about to do this mod....but is there a way to do it without sealant? How hard would reversing the mod be if you sealed it with sealant? I just dont want this to be a permanent mod in case i decide i need the wiper again
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The sealant just keeps it water tight so you don't have any leaks. Just pop the plug out from the inside and it will just peel right off the glass if need be. No worries dude. Use the sealant.
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Before you go yanking on the wiper assembly take a look at the metal bushing where the wiper arm meets the arm that protrudes through the window. Mine was heavily corroded and griff and i were not able to remove my rear wiper. I'm going to head over to jomos and see if the crow's foot puller the bmw uses in teh service shops makes it any easier.
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Before you go yanking on the wiper assembly take a look at the metal bushing where the wiper arm meets the arm that protrudes through the window. Mine was heavily corroded and griff and i were not able to remove my rear wiper. I'm going to head over to jomos and see if the crow's foot puller the bmw uses in teh service shops makes it any easier.
yah mine is corroded too.....hmmm

and thanks griff.....i will go grab some sealant. Any specific brand or type needed?
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:15 PM
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I use a GE brand I think... It was the clear kind designed for aquariums. I got it at Lowe's in the section where the glues and stuff is.

A little trick for ya, Take a toothpick and stick it in the tube to get just a little bit of sealant on it. Use the toothpick to put just a little on the rim of the plug, the part that's gonna stick to the window on the outside of the car. Just helps to seal from both sides. Then put as much as you like on the plug from the inside of the hatch.

And minimus it right. We never could get his off with our bare hands. Bloody salt and ish...

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Old 05-22-2007, 05:18 PM
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yah mine is corroded too.....hmmm
Damn... See we were at the dragon trying to remove it and I had no problem applying the necessary force to beat the corrosion... then flamez was all like...

"Watch him shatter the rear window trying to pull that thing out." That put a severe torque limit on my elbow wrench and the wiper stayed.

I'd just soak the thing in wd40 or something that will beat the corrosion without destroying your paint. I could be wrong but I think the root of the problem is Aluminum bushing and steel motor arm. Combine that with salted roads (wiscompton in my case and snorehio in yours) and blammo... non moving whiper.

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