post #1 of Old 10-01-2014, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement exterior plastic door handles

My 07 outside door handles are faded and need to be replaced or repainted.
I've been searching hi and low for replacements and just can't find any. There are inserts etc but they don't cover up the faded part. I find it odd that I can't simply find replacement aftermarket plastic handles.
My other option would be to just paint them but I can't find any information on that either.
Any suggestions on what to use to repaint them?

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post #2 of Old 10-01-2014, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Apparently I didn't look hard enough, found them at QT...but could still use some advice on painting them instead...

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post #3 of Old 10-08-2014, 07:27 PM
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Before you go to a lot of effort to paint or replace your door handles have you tried something as simple as Mothers Back to Black or the equivalent? Rub it on, scub it with a small brush and let it sit for a while before wiping it off with a clean cloth. I think you will be amazed at how this freshens up the look of all the black plastic on the Jeep.
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post #4 of Old 10-08-2014, 09:41 PM
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Try coating them with some of this:

http://www.amazon.com/Flood-Penetrol...words=penetrol

Clean them really good first, this stuff will last for a year, if not more.
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post #5 of Old 10-09-2014, 02:31 AM
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Before you go to a lot of effort to paint or replace your door handles have you tried something as simple as Mothers Back to Black or the equivalent? Rub it on, scub it with a small brush and let it sit for a while before wiping it off with a clean cloth. I think you will be amazed at how this freshens up the look of all the black plastic on the Jeep.


Thatís what I use too and like CharcoalJK said "you will be amazed".
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They're faded grey. Back to Black works great to make black things "blacker" but they're not really very black anymore :-)
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post #7 of Old 10-13-2014, 01:21 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with this stuff? http://amzn.com/B00K16FPO4
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post #8 of Old 10-13-2014, 02:03 PM
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Not a fan of armorall myself but I think I have some paint at home made specifically for the door handles and mirror frames etc.. Just found it online. It's Duplicolor trim pain. It says it can be used on plastic too at this link.

https://www.duplicolor.com/pdfs/tips.pdf

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post #9 of Old 10-13-2014, 04:39 PM
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Have you tried it on any body plastics yet?

I really liked duplicator wheel paint and wouldn't hesitate to try this stuff. My door handles are lacking some luster as well

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post #10 of Old 10-13-2014, 04:56 PM
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Have you tried it on any body plastics yet?

I really liked duplicator wheel paint and wouldn't hesitate to try this stuff. My door handles are lacking some luster as well
Not exterior. I've been using it for years on interior metals mostly and some plastic. It really looks factory. I buy 2 or 3 cans whenever I'm at the parts store. I've even used it on frames where I've cut and it holds up better than the factory paint.

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