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Old 02-05-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Door handle removal

Quick question. How are the outside handles removed? I am going to be doing a full body plasti dip this weekend and would like to remove the handles to make application easier.

Also a dumb question. Without handles, if I close the door on the outside, how would they be reopened? I assume the handles are attached internally so I wasn't sure how the mechanism would operate once closed without the handle on the outside.

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Old 02-05-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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It is a Jeep-why not just leave the doors off, tape around the handle then do your Plastistuff? Unless I am missing something?

How many cans of Plastistuff will it take to do a WHOLE JEEP?

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It is a Jeep-why not just leave the doors off, tape around the handle then do your Plastistuff? Unless I am missing something?

How many cans of Plastistuff will it take to do a WHOLE JEEP?
That is how I did my doors.. I did Plastic Dip and the bed coating on top.. If I may ask why are you Dipping the whole Jeep and if you plan on doing it with spray cans that is going to be expensive and well it is your Jeep but Plastic dip and large ares look like crap when done with a can. Have you looked into a full body Vinyl wrap not cheap but better alternative.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:01 PM   #4
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Absolutely not doing it with cans. It was still costly to get the equipment but bare in mind that I had to buy the HVLP gun as well. So that took up most of the cost.

There are a lot of advantages, in my mind, to the plasti dip process. One being the ability to remove it. I have talked to people, and seen vehicles, that have plasti dip and the finish is no different than a paint job. Especially if you add a wax additive like Turtle Wax Ice after the last coat.

I am going to write up a pretty extensive thread about my process with the plasti dip and my experiences of it for the Jeep community after Sunday. The whole "removable paint" thing seems counter intuitive at first but I am going to see what the fuss is all about.

Also, it will not be your typical matte black. If I can do the process correctly then I think it should turn out awesome.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:05 PM   #5
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Ok cool Hope to see the results.

But to the original question, I would like to know how to remove the handles I have asked a few time but have never gotten an answer.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:12 PM   #6
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Apparently you need to take off the inner panels but I have not seen any instructions past that. I also haven't heard anything about my stupid question of what happens when I close the door. I may just tape them off but I would like to know anyways.

Or I could color match them then tape off the body and plasti dip them black. I was contemplating doing that to the hinges, so I dunno?
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I don't know if you can open the door from the inside, but you can always climb out the back or do 1 door at a time. I did find this article: JK front door panel disassembly guide - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:28 PM   #8
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Thanks, I looked at that already...Just did not know if it would be similar enough to follow for my 2011
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:41 PM   #9
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Pop the door panel. 2 screws, out they come.

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Thanks, I looked at that already...Just did not know if it would be similar enough to follow for my 2011
I gotcha. What color do you have and what color will you be dipping? I'm pretty interested in the outcome too.

Found this too. Should be fairly simply as the above poster said...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/j...11-up-1331482/
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Right now I have a 2011 silver unlimited. Will be dipping it matte camo green. Matching the fenders. Changing out front bumper to the eautogrilles XRC clone (cheap I know, dont hate). Will probably bedline it to eliminate their faulty finish. Will also be plasti dipping my wheels solid black. Right now I have XD addicts silver/black.

It looks like the toughest part of the project is going to be masking off everything, especially the soft top. I am going to have to completely mask my soft top, take out the rear windows so I can color the channels for the top. I am going to be very meticulous about my prep work and cleaning as I have heard that is the key step in the entire process.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:36 PM   #12
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Also, thank you for those links.

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