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05-04-2013 01:22 AM
TheGlassMaker
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Originally Posted by DoctorJ View Post
Nice to see another person from Indiana on here.

I've taken my handles off a few times to paint, and replace the handles. To me, they were a pain in the butt, but not really that hard to do. I think my patience was wearing thin by the time i put them on.

I have power windows and locks on mine, and there wasn't a ton of room within the door cavity to get my hand up in there like i wanted to.

I ended up having someone help me with it for like 2 minutes to get everything lined up and back together.

You can remove them and paint with trim/bumper paint to return to the factory black look. You could also lightly sand them, primer and paint them to match the factory color. I've also seen some "paint pens" that are the trim black in color which would allow you to do the part on the car without removing it. Just be sure to mask off the area around it.
This^^

Go to your local part store there is a company that makes factory match rattle can paint called dulpi-color. It tells you on the can "Ford (insert color here).

I did my mirror caps last year, and of all paint colors Liquid grey is the hardest to match.




05-04-2013 12:30 AM
katiekay Plastidip will NOT work on doorhandles! If you actually want to keep them black use "Forever Black" I used that to dye my mom's Volvo trim, hers is a late 90's model 850 so it has a lot of black plastic on it. Hers was faded out to grey and white in some spots, I dyed it with that stuff 2 years ago and it still looks like new. It's great for cowls and any other black plastic that has faded, and the best part is - it's permanent!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Black-...=forever+black
05-03-2013 11:07 PM
Ruthless Focus Plasti dip works amazingly. Ive put it on my stock rims for my 2000 zx3 ford focus and it looks nice. Ive also tired it on my emblems and it looks decent. Putting it on your door handles isnt a good idea because they are used daily and eventually are going to get scratched up. Got to remember plasti dip inst permanent. But its up to you, if you do i would put something of the plasti dip like a gloss so its harder to come off. Get creative
05-03-2013 10:36 PM
BrantleyIV I think plasti dip would do great in any case. I have it on my rims (4 coats) and no issues. They are pressure washed once a week, so I don't see why you can't touch it fairly often. Besides, it's about $6 for a can at lowes or home depot, you can have fun with it, and peel it off if you don't like it ! The more coats you put on it, the easier it'll be to peel off. With that same can, try blacking out your emblems. It'll probably look awesome on your red and black tone car. Just make sure to watch a tutorial or something. It's always good to get it right the first time lol.
05-03-2013 10:22 PM
DoctorJ
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Nice to see another person from Indiana on here.

I've taken my handles off a few times to paint, and replace the handles. To me, they were a pain in the butt, but not really that hard to do. I think my patience was wearing thin by the time i put them on.

I have power windows and locks on mine, and there wasn't a ton of room within the door cavity to get my hand up in there like i wanted to.

I ended up having someone help me with it for like 2 minutes to get everything lined up and back together.

You can remove them and paint with trim/bumper paint to return to the factory black look. You could also lightly sand them, primer and paint them to match the factory color. I've also seen some "paint pens" that are the trim black in color which would allow you to do the part on the car without removing it. Just be sure to mask off the area around it.
05-01-2013 11:36 AM
FreeFocus Well my car is a metallically red, as you can see in my profile picture. With the black tinted windows, its a good compliment. Taking them off could work, never hurts to try. Are the door handles easy to take off and put back on or do I have to take the inside of the door off?
05-01-2013 08:44 AM
rambleon84
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Yeah i see what you are saying. Will probably black out the badges when i get around to it. Creativity is what makes yours, yours. You know what I mean.

To anyone, opinions and points of view are priceless. let me know what you think about it. Any past experiences with plasti dip
Well I doubt you would be able to get full plasti-dip coverage if you left the door handles on the car while spraying. Ever thought about taking the handles off and painting them to match your car?
04-30-2013 07:37 PM
FreeFocus Yeah i see what you are saying. Will probably black out the badges when i get around to it. Creativity is what makes yours, yours. You know what I mean.

To anyone, opinions and points of view are priceless. let me know what you think about it. Any past experiences with plasti dip
04-30-2013 06:46 PM
CotyM Well if you want to play around, plasti dip is great. Most of the time when people say

"Gotta keep it looking good."

What they are really saying is.

"I want it to look stock and professional"

I greatly encourage pure creativity, even if others think it looks dumb
04-30-2013 06:24 PM
FreeFocus yeah I wanted something that I could take off in case I didn't like it. Thought about getting creative with it since i can take it off. I will look into the restorer. Thanks
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