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 Post subject: Re: door handle swap
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:16 am 
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Location: Northern Indiana
Here's the pic of the blue inserts wrapped in vinyl shortly after I finished them. I didn't try wrapping the material around the insert and just cut along the bottom edge.

I can feel the edge of the material when I open the door and my thumb moves across the edge exposed from the handle being pulled out. It also took a lot of stretching to get the vinyl to work into the key recess on the driver's door; so much that it didn't stay. It looks okay and will get me until I give the car a rest when the salt trucks show up (Winter is Coming!), then I'll pull them back off and get them painted.

I also wrapped the bowties, which turned out much better and put them on a more appropriate thread:

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2011 Caprice 9C3
2011 Honda Oddysey
2004 GMC Yukon
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 Post subject: Re: door handle swap
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:30 pm 

Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:47 pm
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I picked up a set of those blue g8 handles from eBay for ~ $35, planned to buy an overlay to cover the blue sections but it didn't workout.

As such for the time being I have simply plastidipped the section. It's not perfect, but it is another alternative and very easy to do. I installed the handles and sprayed them in less than 2 hours.

Again, my execution wasn't perfect but plastidip makes up for a lot of errors and gets the job done quick, easy, an cheap. Total project was $41!

Much better than the originals imo.

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