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Old 07-14-2005
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Painted Handles?

Anyone paint their handles on the outside of their truck to match their paint? How do they come off, both door and tailgate?
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Old 07-26-2005
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I believe the door handles are riveted from the inside. The rear is held on with two bolts.

As far as painting goes, I would personally take the individual pieces to a body shop, but you could prep yourself by sanding, painting, and clearing.
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Old 07-26-2005
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my buddy chad had all his done when he got his flames. yes ther rivited on and have to be drilled off.

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Old 07-26-2005
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The tailgate is easy though. Just remove the access panel, then take off the two nuts holding the handle on. Painting is made easier with a metal handle ($5 at a junkyard or eBay, $20 at a parts store) since it is already smooth and you just have to remove the factory paint.
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Old 07-28-2005
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If you do drill out the door handles and paint them, can they be put back on easily with bolts or such?
I am interested in doing this myself.
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Old 07-28-2005
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ask N74DV, even though I think he had them done at a body shop he probably knows
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