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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Well just finished installing my covers today and they look perfect!ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1485731526.276099.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1485731540.840775.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1485731557.643218.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1485731567.742024.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1485731579.159474.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1485731589.208762.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1485731599.525774.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1485731613.261277.jpg

Anyone that thinks it's better to replaces the door handles and mirrors and wants to waste 1700 dollars plus feel free, this was 89 for covers and 150 to have them professionally painted and they look factory. Nobody would be able even tell the difference unless you knew what you were looking for


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Looks great!
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Looks one hell of a lot better than I thought it would...your door handle covers definitely fit better than mine do.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Yeah I am really happy with them they are spot on when i test fitted them I made sure they were exact before having them painted, changes the whole look of the car now and no more chrome on those big pieces...
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I agree, it looks 100x better now.
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Yeah I am really happy with them they are spot on when i test fitted them I made sure they were exact before having them painted, changes the whole look of the car now and no more chrome on those big pieces...
Where did you buy the pieces?
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

BLACK Mirror Covers + Door Handle Covers FOR Jeep Grand Cherokee Dodge Durango | eBay


from ebay here is the link and then I had them painted at body shop and they did the correct plastic prep.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

So mine just came in from Ebay, I don't think my door handles fit as well as yours. You can see rows of chrome behind them (near the inside of the door). Did yours do that?
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

There is some from behind but unless you were looking over the top inside you would not see anything at all, I test fitted mine probably 10 times on each door, there will be a little chrome showing on inside of the handle but from outside fully covered and the edges as well so I am more then happy to say the least.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Yeah that's basically what I got showing too. I'm just wondering if it's going to be enough to aggravate me everytime I reach for my auto-unlock door handle. I will play around with it some more. Mine might even be less noticeable since my car is Billet Silver. It blends with chrome a little better than just straight up white or black would.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

I think with the silver you will be ok once you have the paint matched, trust me i am very anal and was like not sure, but the chrome showing on back side looks factory and you cant even tell. The way I looked at it is I have 28k for miles, I powder coated the wheels, debadged the chrome logos and did gloss black, grill trim rings chnaged to black with replacement oem ones. So basically stuck about $1000 bucks into it to get it to look much better hate the chrome. I will sell it at around 45k -50k miles . It will only be worth 22-24k max in value, trade in maybe 20k. It wasn't worth $1600 dollars to replace mirror caps and door handles since won't make it worth a penny more. The mirror cap cover fit so perfect it crazy. It would be like throwing $1600 into the air, that was my thought haha
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

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I think with the silver you will be ok once you have the paint matched, trust me i am very anal and was like not sure, but the chrome showing on back side looks factory and you cant even tell. The way I looked at it is I have 28k for miles, I powder coated the wheels, debadged the chrome logos and did gloss black, grill trim rings chnaged to black with replacement oem ones. So basically stuck about $1000 bucks into it to get it to look much better hate the chrome. I will sell it at around 45k -50k miles . It will only be worth 22-24k max in value, trade in maybe 20k. It wasn't worth $1600 dollars to replace mirror caps and door handles since won't make it worth a penny more. The mirror cap cover fit so perfect it crazy. It would be like throwing $1600 into the air, that was my thought haha
No you are right. I am just being overly protective because I only just hit 1000 miles on mine. It's my first new vehicle ever, and I actually plan to try to keep it at least 5 years since I plan on buying some type of water craft to pull with it. Plus I just really love the look of this generation of Grand Cherokees. I already debadged mine, and I plan on painting my chrome grill rings this weekend to a satin black. Tell me, how did you handle the fog light bezels, the rear tail light bezels, and the chrome around the windows? I'm leaving my front tow hooks chrome and the exterior around them chrome.

Also, for your mirror caps, did you find that the bottom left corner sticks out a bit? My adhesive strips didn't look like they were going to be in a position to make the corners lay flat. Thanks for all the advice and input! I appreciate it.
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