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Dull door handles

I got me some dull door handles..i wash my truck..there nasty lookin sets the truck off in a bad way..

i armoral them up and still there hella nasty..

what i do..
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get chromies
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i was thinkin that but i dont have any other chrome on my truck..so i didnt know if they would like stick out like a swore thumb
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pic of what they look like?
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ill have to do it tomorrow..

but its like really dull and faded and its bad cuz my truck is black so the rest of the truck is like really SHINEY then its like poop...make it look bad
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get some of that "back to black" stuff from an auto store.. it does black plastics pretty well (like mirrors, handles, bumpers, etc..). buy a bottle of that stuff.. worth a shot
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iight ill check that out tomorrow..

ive also thought maybe even paintin them..if ihad too..but i dunno i would like crhome but nothin else on my truck is..its all black yah know...
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painting them would prob. chip easy
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I rattle canned my front valance camo and didn't have a problem with it chipping. So I think you'll be just fine with paiting the handles if you wanted to.
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get some of that "back to black" stuff from an auto store.. it does black plastics pretty well (like mirrors, handles, bumpers, etc..). buy a bottle of that stuff.. worth a shot
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I believe it's from Mothers. The mechanic at work used it on his mirrors and trim, it worked pretty darn good.
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hmm... i have the same problem... i might look into that stuff, also.
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I use the Mother's Back to Black also. Works great, but like other cleaning/polishing products it doesn't last forever.
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Mine are kinda dull too. I think I would opt for painting mine the same color as the truck though.
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yea mine are faded to hell too...id like to try somthn
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Mothers Back to Black works well, but like every other product, you have re-apply it periodically
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Buy painted ones. My 98 came stock with colormatched handles. You could get a set somewhere.
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Mine are faded as well, I just put tire shine on them every month or so. I use the liquid kind, not the spray kind... I imagine that would be a bit messy.
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If you use a vinyl protectant, such as Armorall or Turtle Wax's vinyl protectant, which is what I use, one coat will not take the dullness out. Mine are dull also, and have a whitish hue to them. You have to put 3 or more coats of the vinyl protectant on, as many coats as it takes, to get the handles back to a nice solid black. And you have to do it again periodically. Since it doesn't take long to put 4 or more coats on, I just put up with the hassle.
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Does anyone know if the earlier Ranger handles (the colormatched ones) would fit a 2002 Ranger? I have a white truck and have wanted to change the handles to the colormatched white ones but never knew if they would go right on.
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that shiney tire black stuff may work until it wears off
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how hard are the handles to take off?
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Mine are kinda dull too. I think I would opt for painting mine the same color as the truck though.
I think thinks a cool option, but chrome ones would be cool. Back to black would be my last resort.

Where can you get chrome handles at?
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I think thinks a cool option, but chrome ones would be cool. Back to black would be my last resort.

Where can you get chrome handles at?
EBAY
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Anyone have a picture of 01-03 door handles.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/03-05...27663191QQrdZ1

Would these work on my 01?
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