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Old 03-28-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Is it a good idea to paint door handles, tailgate handle, etc? I was thinking of paint matching the handles on the truck ,but I don't know how well it will hold up. I am figuring the steps would be smooth the handles, degrease, primer, paint, and then clearcoat. Any opinions would be great.

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Its a great idea! I am going to have mine down in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:38 PM   #3
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Yeah, I have been looking around on how to do it and looking at pics of trucks w/it done already. They look good just a lot of prep work involved. I think I am going to do at least the tailgate handle tomorrow to see how well I can do it. I just need something to do to mod the truck that doesn't cost a lot of money.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:52 PM   #4
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Very true. Its all about the prep. I am going to send mine to a guy in Texas that does tons of them. I dont have good luck with painting projects.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:28 AM   #5
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make sure if youdo it on plastic they use a plastic prep addhesion and a flex additive to the paint if thy dont they might crack or chip
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Mine were dont by a body shop. No way I could have done this on my own.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:12 AM   #7
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Hey Guys,
I did mine myself I did not sand them all the way down either. They look pretty good in my oppinion they still have a slight textured feel to them. I don't mind though I'm not putting my truck in show's. Just my two cents.
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quote:Originally posted by moparborn:
Hey Guys,
I did mine myself I did not sand them all the way down either. They look pretty good in my oppinion they still have a slight textured feel to them. I don't mind though I'm not putting my truck in show's. Just my two cents.
Do you have a closeup picture moparborn? I was thinking of doing them myself,.. but might get them done either professionally or buy color matched ones.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:45 PM   #9
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Here are some links to a couple pictures of the tailgate handle I did as a test subject. It still needs a clearcoat, but other than that it is coming out fairly well. I will put up pics of it on the truck later.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...Picture009.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...Picture013.jpg
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:11 PM   #10
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Nice,.. did you paint the underside where your fingers pull the latch?
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