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Are black door handles painted or plastic?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by IowaGuy, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Oct 13, 2021 at 7:03 AM
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    IowaGuy

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    I found a 2019 SR5 with the extra package and in the pics it has black door handles, are these painted or plastic? I live in AZ and am worried about fade. Most of the black honeycomb grills I have seen on older trucks are faded but that is what fusion paint is for.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    TundraMcGov.

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    If they're like my 2017 then the black is integrated color in the handle's plastic material. And it will fade some (depending on what geography one lives in) over time.

    There are colored caps for door handles. So you really have to see it up close to verify if the color is a "mat" finish (integrated color) or a gloss finish (colored cap).
     
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    should be abs molded plastic if they are stock handles shown as black. Hard to tell if aftermarket mods were done and just black abs plastic covers without seeing in person.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    2mchfun

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    Meguire's ultimate black or starbrite marine protectant can help with black plastic.
     
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    textured plastic. My truck had them stock, I ended up replacing them with chrome handles (yes, opposite from most!) because the black always looked crappy, faded, etc, even after a wash and detail.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2021 at 7:19 AM
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    Most detail product companies have a “back to black” product for plastics on vehicles.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    Best thing to bring back faded black trim is Cerakote. Used it on all my black plastic trim and shines like new. According to the manufacturer it take 200+ washes to get it off. Had it for a month now and still there.
     
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    Until it rains or is washed.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2021 at 3:38 PM
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    2mchfun

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    It is not paint.:boink:
     

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