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Old 03-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Question Help! I want the chrome overlay on the door handles off!

I searched for a thread on this, but I came up with nothing. I want to take the chrome overlays off of my '08 door handles. Is there an easy way to do this without messing up the black underneath? Or do I just pry them off?

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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If they are in fact overlays, then according to the installation instructions, you should be able to pry them off. Putco 401054 - Putco Chrome Door Handle Overlay Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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Funny, I looked at that too, prior to posting my question. Just worried about scratching the heck out of the black handle underneath. Thanks for the reply. :-)
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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Yes, I have just discovered that stuff on this site. It looks like fun and I like all of the things you can do with it. I actually just bought 2 cans of it. Perhaps I won't worry about messing up the handles and just plasti dip them after. :-)

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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You're welcome. Let me know it turns out.....and pics
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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Yes, it would be interesting to see how it holds up under that level of wear.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #9
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Ok. Here are before and after pictures of the handles. The after is before I scrubbed it. However, some PlastiDip is in need, for sure! Any suggestions on whether I should take the handles off or just tape them???
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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Take them off and bedline them. I think you would want something a bit more permanent than plastidip.
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Take them off and bedline them. I think you would want something a bit more permanent than plastidip.
agree. I think things that are plasti-dipped look a little "off"...maybe that's just me?
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Hmmm... I might have to look into that option. So, you're saying a spray on bedliner product? Isn't that stuff rough and scratchy on your hands?
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Hmmm... I might have to look into that option. So, you're saying a spray on bedliner product? Isn't that stuff rough and scratchy on your hands?
little rough and scratchy, but you won't be hold on to the handles for more than 1 second to open it. there is bed liner that isn't so rough looking (not sure how it feels), this guy used it and posted pics of it in a thread a few days ago...check the pics out from this thread.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...ob-147590.html
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little rough and scratchy, but you won't be hold on to the handles for more than 1 second to open it. there is bed liner that isn't so rough looking (not sure how it feels), this guy used it and posted pics of it in a thread a few days ago...check the pics out from this thread.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...ob-147590.html
Thanks for that! It looks nice and black and not too rough, but maybe a little too shiny for my liking...
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Thanks for that! It looks nice and black and not too rough, but maybe a little too shiny for my liking...

yea...it is a bit shiny. why won't you just remove them, high grit sand them a bit, primer, paint matte black? plasti-dip is just weird looking idk...spray some dip onto something you don't need (do a few layers) see if you like it first. and go from there.

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