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Old 05-21-2011
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Painted Door Handles

I painted my door handles today finally, I was going to do it last week, but i had to replace an A/C Condenser instead.

pretty basic, I used some 320 sandpaper to sand down a little bit, then a scuff pad just cause.
then wiped it down with some Goof-Off (pretty much Paint thinner)
and sprayed it.

I'll be doing my mirrors next weekend hopefully.

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The tape job, I'm an overspray ****.


Finsihed product, I don't like the way this one turned out particularly, but i think the handle itself is messed up because the other handles came out perfect.
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Nice. I need to do the same.

Are you a sandal and flip flop man as well?
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Nice. I need to do the same.

Are you a sandal and flip flop man as well?
Only on the weekends, my feet are stuffed in boots all week, its nice to let them air out.
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Looks good!
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next is the ring around the door locks haha looks awfully good and have toyed with painting my handles for a while...i might just do it
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I may end up doing the same...back to black works for a few days but after a rain they look bad again
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I may end up doing the same...back to black works for a few days but after a rain they look bad again
That stuff after a while will turn your trim to hell. Its a temp product. Paint them.
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Yep, I gotta get ambitious and paint all the trim and be done with it all at one time
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Yep, I gotta get ambitious and paint all the trim and be done with it all at one time
Its super easy, easier than i thought, i was washing my moms Buick at the same time as doing this, and it only took me like half hour or so to do both doors and tailgate handles. tape them up, sand and scuff, then spray on your first coat. The can says to use 2-3 medium coats, and it'll fully cure in 48 hours.
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Update.
Got around to doing the mirrors. I went thru a can and a half of paint. it just kept sucking the paint up and looking like crap.
Only one run and that was on the bottom of the mirror, so i wasn't even worried.

Also, washed it today. when i get some new wax this week or next, i'll give that a shot too.

Painted mirror and handle


Clean! (ish)
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would you paint it to match it to the body color or would you leave alittle em black to kinda break up all the body color
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I'd keep them black. The door handles are pretty hard to take off by themselves without removing a bunch of stuff inside the door, so to take the handles off and paint them body color doesn't seem like something i really wanted to do.
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clean ish? dude your trucks a freakin mirror haha!

handles look good, not a fan of the mirrors though. gonna do the flares and bumpers by chance? i think it would look good
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Flares and bumpers match the rollbar. I Dont like black cars or trim. Fades to easy. One black car in my garage is enough.
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what i was seeing alot of people do was mask off around them and paint, i did mine body color and really cleans up the look of the truck
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Body color would be cool. but i didn't have that kind of time when i did this over the summer.
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Body color would be cool.
Yes looks great on mine
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