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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:17 pm 
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Well because i am making my interior black i needed something to finish off the doors. Because im a tight a** i decided to try something different.

I got my door handles. Pulled the pin out of them and started sanding the handle part of the assembly. I used 260 grit wet n dry. I got the whole surface smooth as possible.

I used a can of septone chrome. Its about 12-17 $ a can. There are better brands such as VHT but i get asked for ID where the VHT stuff is.

I did one thin coat of chrome on the handle after sanding and drying it. I will do another coat when its time to.

Ill get some pictures up soon (camera battery is f**k) and show you. I did one as a tester before i go stuffing up the whole lot of them.

This could proove to be a cheap and effective mod for less then $20.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:27 pm 
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Let us know how you get along with this - my bro has an ef and would be up for this mod if it works well!!

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:31 pm 
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you won't be able to spray and leave it... you will chip and scratch the s**t out of it... put a clear coat on after... well that is what i would do anyway
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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:36 pm 
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And maybe u should have use a Plastic primer aswell... then another coat and a clear coat maybe 4 extra protection being its a thing that will be touched alot...

 

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 Post subject: Re: DIY chrome door handles.
Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:49 pm 
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stomper wrote:
Well because i am making my interior black i needed something to finish off the doors. Because im a tight a** i decided to try something different.

I got my door handles. Pulled the pin out of them and started sanding the handle part of the assembly. I used 260 grit wet n dry. I got the whole surface smooth as possible.

I used a can of septone chrome. Its about 12-17 $ a can. There are better brands such as VHT but i get asked for ID where the VHT stuff is.

I did one thin coat of chrome on the handle after sanding and drying it. I will do another coat when its time to.

Ill get some pictures up soon (camera battery is f**k) and show you. I did one as a tester before i go stuffing up the whole lot of them.

This could proove to be a cheap and effective mod for less then $20.
does the chrome look like the da real thing or da u tell the difference?

 

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 Post subject: Re: DIY chrome door handles.
Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:22 pm 
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jet ute wrote:
stomper wrote:
Well because i am making my interior black i needed something to finish off the doors. Because im a tight a** i decided to try something different.

I got my door handles. Pulled the pin out of them and started sanding the handle part of the assembly. I used 260 grit wet n dry. I got the whole surface smooth as possible.

I used a can of septone chrome. Its about 12-17 $ a can. There are better brands such as VHT but i get asked for ID where the VHT stuff is.

I did one thin coat of chrome on the handle after sanding and drying it. I will do another coat when its time to.

Ill get some pictures up soon (camera battery is f**k) and show you. I did one as a tester before i go stuffing up the whole lot of them.

This could proove to be a cheap and effective mod for less then $20.
does the chrome look like the da real thing or da u tell the difference?


i can tell you it will never look as good as originals

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:35 pm 
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it sure won't but why not get silver and go for the ba look?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:45 pm 
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sorry to get off topic. Reckon a BA door trim will fit easily enough onto an EF/EL? :)

Cant wait to see the pics Stomper. Always wondered how to DIY chrome plastic bits.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:00 pm 
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sorry to get off topic. Reckon a BA door trim will fit easily enough onto an EF/EL? :)

Cant wait to see the pics Stomper. Always wondered how to DIY chrome plastic bits.

Why would anyone want a ba door trim , they're rock hard plastic that scratches and they are so tacky. The e series door trims are better..
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:11 am 
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MilleniumFalcon wrote:
sorry to get off topic. Reckon a BA door trim will fit easily enough onto an EF/EL? :)

Cant wait to see the pics Stomper. Always wondered how to DIY chrome plastic bits.

Why would anyone want a ba door trim , they're rock hard plastic that scratches and they are so tacky. The e series door trims are better..

agreed, they have cushion/padding unlike the ba's trim.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:41 am 
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Be interested to see hte pics cua I have considered something similair as well.

You cna get them properly chromed as well cant you?
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:08 pm 
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why don't you send it off for Plastic chroming?
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:11 pm 
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ambrose wrote:
why don't you send it off for Plastic chroming?


Who does that?
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:23 pm 
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i know super roo in west aus does it
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:29 pm 
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or don't be a a*** and buy some chromies and then do this to them :P

 

 

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