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Question Window Perf around Rear Windshield Wiper

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by DPkleonard, May 19, 2017 at 8:45 AM.

  1. DPkleonard

    DPkleonard New Member

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    Good Morning! What's the absolute best way to window perf a rear windshield with a wiper?
    If you suggest removing the wiper...how? Thanks!!!
     
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  2. Case by case answer. I have done a dozen rear windows with wipers and never had to remove a wiper yet, I make a clean vertical relief cut below the wiper pivot. Remember to inform the customer that they should NOT use their rear wiper with perf on the window ... and be 100% sure to use optically clear over-lam. Hope this helps.
     
  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Very Active Member

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    Last one I did I removed the wiper and installed a cover. Client liked the clean look, I've worked around them too. The ones that don't want them removed are usually good for repeat business as they continue to use the wiper.;)
     
  4. Thanks rjssigns, great idea. I think that is a great way to provide the customer a clean look and keep them from "wiper...ing" my art :) Where do you find "covers"
     
  5. eahicks

    eahicks Very Active Member

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    I usually remove the wiper, which leaves just the post with a rubber surround usually. I tape up the perf in place, and where the post sticks in to it, I cut a small hole, or just mark with a Stabilo. Then I measure the rubber trim around the wiper post, and go back to the table with the perf and cut out a circle around that mark or hole I made. I have a circle cutting tool that makes a perfect circle. Then when installing the perf, it fits perfectly over the wiper post.
    Simply slicing a 'relief cut' looks unprofessional and leaves something that can peel up later due to heat, moisture, etc.
     
  6. rjssigns

    rjssigns Very Active Member

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