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Old 01-18-2017, 01:39 PM
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My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

I have been in process of taking off or switching the chrome pieces on my 2014 GC Overland, I rebadged all the logos with black gloss logos, took off the front Jeep logo permenatly, ordered new black oem grill trim rings. The mirrors and door handles were the big problem. The cost to replace was just not worth it basically around $1600 plus. So on those items I ordered the black covers for mirrors and door handles, I have bright white GC and after placing them in to see how looks I didn't like it. So I have them painted at professional paint shop which cost $150 and the covers meaning all the door handles and mirrors were $89. Here is what the look like and will post pictures after I stick them on this weekend. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1484768350.617646.jpg


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Old 01-18-2017, 02:06 PM
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Curious to see how this turns out...what is your plan for the chrome button that will show through the door handle?

I bought a set of these door handles as well in black, but probably won't put them on since you can still see the chrome around the outside edge...at least I could when I did a test fit anyway.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

I did test fit and they seem to cover up anyone would notice, I couldn't justify paying $1200 to buy white door handles and install. I don't think anyone would be able to tell.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

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Curious to see how this turns out...what is your plan for the chrome button that will show through the door handle?

I bought a set of these door handles as well in black, but probably won't put them on since you can still see the chrome around the outside edge...at least I could when I did a test fit anyway.
Were the pieces raw plastic or painted? Do you think the chrome would still show after priming and painting?
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Were the pieces raw plastic or painted? Do you think the chrome would still show after priming and painting?
these are covers, they were black and sanded them and used plastic primer and painted, the body shop did that part. During test fit you really don't see any of the chrome just a bit but I don't think anyone would even be able to tell
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Were the pieces raw plastic or painted? Do you think the chrome would still show after priming and painting?
The are solid plastic, in black. I am going to give DupliColor Shadow a shot on the door handles to see how they turn out.
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I will post some pictures once I attach the handles and mirror caps
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Looks nice so far.
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Not to hijack, only to provide insight, I just got a call from my auto paint shop. I dropped off my black covers to get color matched painted to my white Jeep Overland. One of the techs who owns a Jeep expressed that he "thought" the chrome was a cover on our cars and that under the chrome was white. While I immediately said "hey buddy keep it moving and paint my stuff" I felt it was worth while to chat about here... Anyone heard this before?
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

The chrome plating or "show chrome" is just that, it's a chrome plated plastic. If you peel back the chrome from the surface, you'll be left with bare ABS plastic underneath. When I had my Durango, I did this process on 2 front fascia pieces, the chrome peels off like a piece of tape. After that I sanded the ABS, primed, painted, cleared and it looked amazing. This process is VERY labor intensive and requires a lot of patience.
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The chrome plating or "show chrome" is just that, it's a chrome plated plastic. If you peel back the chrome from the surface, you'll be left with bare ABS plastic underneath. When I had my Durango, I did this process on 2 front fascia pieces, the chrome peels off like a piece of tape. After that I sanded the ABS, primed, painted, cleared and it looked amazing. This process is VERY labor intensive and requires a lot of patience.
So in your opinion, just having the mirror and handle covers painted to match the paint, would be cheaper than having the chrome peeled, prepped, and painted to match?

My guy has me out the door for 159.00 to paint the current items, will find out tomorrow if he wants to look at peeling my chrome, prep, and painting.. if so, cost update coming. Sounds intense.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

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So in your opinion, just having the mirror and handle covers painted to match the paint, would be cheaper than having the chrome peeled, prepped, and painted to match?

My guy has me out the door for 159.00 to paint the current items, will find out tomorrow if he wants to look at peeling my chrome, prep, and painting.. if so, cost update coming. Sounds intense.
That's a tough call, removal of the chrome is very labor intensive, so the costs may be a wash BUT the finish will last, unlike painting over chrome. Here is a link to what I posted on the Durano forum when I went through this...

When life hands you chrome...

Sorry to the OP for straying off topic here.
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