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Old 10-10-2011, 10:15 PM
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I've looked into the white door handles on car-part.com, just waiting to find them for $20-25/handle.
that is where i got mine, awesome condition as well!
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:04 AM
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Re: Trim Painted

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I've looked into the white door handles on car-parts . com, just waiting to find them for $20-25/handle.

I definitely need the black reps as well, just need to save up some cash for them. Hopefully within the next few months.

keep your eyes posted on ebay i got all 4 painted door handles for $80 shipped from there just keep ur eyes peeled for deals and dont give in till you find the right price
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:47 PM
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Re: Trim Painted

Bumping_jeep, or anyone with experience in this area,

I have really been wanting to do this to my jeep. I have a 2005 Limited 4.7L, and really want to paint the exterior trim pieces silver to match.

Would you be willing to give me a write up on the process you took to paint this, and what you used? I would really appreciate it. I think this would be a good winter project for this winter up here in Michigan.

I know you have to clean the pieces extremely well, sand, prime, sand, prime, sand, wash, paint, paint, sand, clear, and sand. I believe lol.. I just looked at that it defiantly seems like a lengthy process.

This is obviously something I have never tried before. So any help would be awesome.

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:06 PM
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Re: Trim Painted

It's not really as hard or bad as it seems. I'll tell you what I did, and sure others have done it differently. I order most of the materials from automotive touch up . com, and the stuff I had from there was way better than the stuff I didn't get from there. From now, I'm only using that place for materials (and price was reasonable).

1 - wash all pieces with soap and water
2 - used an orbital sander with 180 grit, then 220 grit to smooth it out
3 - 2 coats plastic adhesive
4 - 2 coats primer
5 - hand sanded using 1,000 grit paper. At this point you want to get the pieces so they look and feel super smooth. If you need to, hit it with 2 more coats of primer and sand again. Keep doing this till you get it so it looks perfect. This is the hardest part, but the most important so take you time and do it right!
6 - 2 coats of plastic adhesive again
7 - 3 coats of paint
8 - 2 coats of clear

I've heard some people say that after you let the clear dry for a few days you should sand it again with 1,000 or 2,000 grit and then using some wax on it to finish it but I haven't done this yet. And since I did this all in one afternoon in my front yard (I live in a condo, no garage) I rushed step 5 a little, so I'll probably go back and redo some pieces at some point next summer. But for now it gives the look I wanted and you can hardly see the few rough spots.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions, I'll be to glad to answer them.
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Re: Trim Painted

I knew I had seen this Jeep before. I'm the one that passed you on Central today. Looked good.
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Re: Trim Painted

Hey thanks! I've seen you Jeep a few times as well coming down River in the morning. The rumble of your exhust just sounds sick on a Jeep! The blue lights in the grill look sick too, is that LED strips?
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Re: Trim Painted

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Hey thanks! I've seen you Jeep a few times as well coming down River in the morning. The rumble of your exhust just sounds sick on a Jeep! The blue lights in the grill look sick too, is that LED strips?
Haha, thanks. I tend to be a little loud going down River in the mornings. If I go fast enough I can make the light at Central and not have to wait behind everybody else at the light. At least thats my excuse.

They are LEDs, but I'm not exactly sure what kind. DC Customs did the lighting for me.
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