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Old 04-19-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Painting the door handles

I realized my door handles were starting to chip and lose its black look. I wanted to spiff them up again. Any input on how I should go about it? I need to sand them correct?

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Old 04-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Disassemble, sand, prime, paint.

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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Funny you posted this. I want to paint mine too. Anyone ever tape them off really good and just paint them? If so whats the best paint for it?
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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I've read that you can paint them with anything from krylon to rattle can bed liner. The key is in the prep work. Sand and use a degreaser and let dry thoroughly. To do it right, you need to remove the handles from the door befoe painting.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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i didnt do anything to mine, taped it off very good and paint, its that simple just make sure you clean them good i plan on using bedliner next it will turn out fine..
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #6
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Clean, scuff, clean/degrease and mask. Then shoot with Rustoleum bedliner. Mine has held up for years using that stuff.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
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I just did mine. I sanded them down and then taped really good around the edges and then just spray painted. No need to disassemble them.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #8
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How do you disassemble the door handles?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #9
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How do you disassemble the door handles?
Don't bother. Just mask them off. Taking them off just increases the likelihood of breaking the brittle plastic rod clips.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #10
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Don't bother. Just mask them off. Taking them off just increases the likelihood of breaking the brittle plastic rod clips.
Ok, thanks!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #11
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Much easier to sand, clean, and paint if you spend a few minutes and remove them, IMO. If you break a linkage clip, they're a couple bucks at the parts store.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #12
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Any pics? Also what is a good grit sandpaper to use? I would think not too course.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:32 PM   #13
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I didn't bother sanding mine. Taped them off, wiped off with denat. alcohol and shot with Rustoleum Textured. 2 years and still looks the same.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #14
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I agree with Moabrubi. The textured paint works great and fills in any chips you may have. I couldn't find black in the textured paint so I shot it with a dark brown then put a top coat of $3.00 gloss black once it dried. Works like a champ!
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Awesome guys, thanks for the help. I'll be doing this tomorrow. I'll post pictures once they're done probably.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #16
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I think I might need to sand my drivers side. Its pretty worn, Im affraid if I dont sand it, it will showthe worn chip areas but I dont have any experience with textured paint. What about the key hole portion? Anyone ever paint that as well?
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I didn't bother sanding mine. Taped them off, wiped off with denat. alcohol and shot with Rustoleum Textured. 2 years and still looks the same.
Also when you say textured paint, is that the same thing as bedliner stuff?
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Also when you say textured paint, is that the same thing as bedliner stuff?
No, it's just Satin black with a little texture to it. I've never used bedliner in a can stuff.
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The trick to the textured paint is to back up 8 to 10 inches, use short bursts and keep the spray can moving or it will cake up. You may want to try a few practice passes on something. Just like any paint, light coats work best. There's really not much to it. If I can do it, anyone can!
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The textured I use is the stuff they sell for painting flower pots and such at Walley World. Think it was about $7.00 a can. Like I said, don't worry if they don't have black. You can paint it black once the textured paint dries. It will stay looking good for years and is almost impossible to scratch.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #21
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The trick to the textured paint is to back up 8 to 10 inches, use short bursts and keep the spray can moving or it will cake up. You may want to try a few practice passes on something. Just like any paint, light coats work best. There's really not much to it. If I can do it, anyone can!
Ok cause I was thinking bedliner. If YOU can do it then Im sure I can.
Just kidding thanks for the input.

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