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Old 05-08-2014, 05:06 PM   #15
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I think the reason for people wanting to protect their wiper blades are doing so because they are so bloody expensive. I think mine cost $25 each and sitting in storage, they get sunburned in only a season.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:08 PM   #16
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If you want black wiper covers go to Home Depot and buy a 10 foot piece of 1" pipe insulator. About 3 dollars and you can cut and split them to fit any size wiper.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Thanks, When needed, I'll pick some extra insulator. I already keep about 16 feet of that on board to insulate water hoses for the rare cold weather excursion.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:29 PM   #17
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The hose insulator idea is brilliant. For the mirrors and paint, has anyone tried that new 3M product that puts a plastic coat on the paint? It then peels off in one piece.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:39 PM   #18
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You can use a swimming pool noodle also. $1.00 each.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #19
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To answer Mel S about the mirror covers - for some reason the birds don't land on the covers - I guess they don't shine where they can see themselves or something. I haven't had the poop problem since covering the mirrors. There is nothing worse than bird poop to clean up! I have those Adco covers from Camping World.
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we use $1.00 pipe insulation tubes, split and slide them over the blades in the summer to help them last a just a bit longer...when we are at home base...other than that no mirrors or wiper covers
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Some people care about how their stuff looks and try to keep it clean. I use the A/C insulation on the wiper blades so they don't get cooked by the sun and stuck to the windshield.

I ALSO cover the mirrors. It keeps the chrome clean and protected and keeps birds and bugs from trying to nest behind the glass near the power mechanism.

Lastly, one guy decides that he doesn't like mirror covers and so he rants about others using them. If you don't like them, don't buy them.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:23 PM   #22
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IThe reason I bought the mirror covers is to keep the coach looking like new. I store it outside and my last coach looked like new when I sold it after 6 years and 80000 miles. I have seen what happens to mirrors both chrome and black after a couple years in the elements. The chrome ones pit and peel and the black ones turn gray and get rough looking. Not to mention when your ready to take a trip, the mirrors are clean and no water spots to drive you nuts during night driving. Price a couple velvac mirror heads and then you let me know if the 10 bucks I spent was worth it. A whole lot cheaper than 500.00 minimum to replace. Never ceases to amaze me that someone will spend a couple hundred thousand and then whine about a few bucks to keep their rig looking nice. To those of you that gave helpful answers, Thank you! The pipe insulation is a great idea again to protect an expensive item and keep the arms from fading. The adco covers are made from tyvek I believe and in my opinion look cheap.
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You can use a swimming pool noodle also. $1.00 each.
Our coach is in covered storage, but we use a pool noodle to keep the wipers off the glass. We bought bright blue ones so we would see them from the driver's seat and remember to take them off before departing.
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You might try vinyl spray paint. Used it on the seats on my 60 & 62 T-Birds. Still holding up great even with me sitting on it. With new covers I would think about also getting the vinyl prep spray. You could then paint what ever color you want (that is available). Some of the people that live up north don't understand the sun damage farther south. I have the set- mirrors & wipers, also. Looks good and does the job with a little bit of style. Actually I leave the wiper ones on most of the time. Rain here in Arizona isn't a real big problem. The wipers on my 71 vet are hidden under a cover. Never have been stopped for not having wipers visible.
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