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DIY: Paint interior door handles/door trim

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by 15TRDPro, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Jun 22, 2015 at 12:40 PM
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    15TRDPro

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    Had some requests to do a DIY for this, so here it is.
    Tools needed:
    Dremel with grinding wheel
    Torx 15 bit/driver
    Philips screw driver
    Plastic epoxy
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    I started by removing the door panels, I used this video from youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhyE355Amzc
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    next remove T15 screws that hold the armrest to the door panel. I don't have a pic, but you can't miss them.
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    I used 3 coats of SEM trim black, let the paint cure for 24 hours. Assembly is reverse of tear down.
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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2015
  2. Jun 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis I need a beer.

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    Nice write up! Bet I know why you chose that video. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jun 22, 2015 at 3:45 PM
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    csuviper

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    Good job. Nice writeup
     
  4. Jun 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    well it was the first one that showed up, so I went with it:bananadance:
     
  5. Jun 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Good write up!
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    Tracker

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    So I watched that video 6 times and never saw anything related to the door...............
     
  7. Jan 12, 2016 at 11:04 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Me "rikey" video......
     
  8. Jan 12, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    TNTundra08

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    any prep work to the panels before paint?
     
  9. Jan 12, 2016 at 12:06 PM
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    15TRDPro

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    Just a good scrub with hot soapy water.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    I wonder how many times it'll hold paint. Color match to the exterior. Then if it's too tacky I can't color it black
     
  11. Dec 24, 2017 at 9:18 AM
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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread. Does the door panel need to come off if you only want the handles off? Hard to tell if you can slide the silver handle portion off while that whole handle piece is still on the door handle in the truck.
     
  12. Dec 24, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    i don't see how just the handle would come off. when I took the first panel off, I didn't see any way that just the handle could be removed without removing the entire door panel.
     
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  13. Dec 24, 2017 at 10:26 AM
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    Alrighty, thanks for the info! I plan on just doing the handles so I was just curious if the disassembly could be simplified or not.
     
  14. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:44 PM
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    I'm gonna do this soon. Hate my chrome handles
     
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  15. Jul 29, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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    how'd you get the silver trim pieces back on after grinding them off
     
  16. Jul 29, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    Mountun Goat Pretty ugly, yet completely effective

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    That looks killer thanks, for the write up
     
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    Good job!
     
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    Sub’d
     
  19. Aug 6, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    man, great write up!!!
     
  20. Aug 16, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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    Plastic epoxy would work
     
  21. Aug 16, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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    Looks good I might do this! My previous f150 had a full black interior expect for the headliner and I really liked the look of it. I was thinking of painting all the grey component in my truck black as well (grab handle columns, seat belt covers, etc.) has anyone done this before?
     
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  22. Dec 22, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    Did it still smell like paint? I painted some parts let cure for 24 hrs and they were completely dry however the smell was too much to be cool with.

     
  23. Apr 27, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    Man, the write up was a lifesaver. I ended up masking off the rest of the handle since I couldn't pry off the chrome, but the results are sweet!
     
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  24. Apr 27, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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    I have no intentions of painting my door handles, but I just watched that video 14 fckin times.
     
  25. May 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM
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    Just curious if it would be easier to replace the handles with an sr5 model that are black
     
  26. May 3, 2020 at 2:27 AM
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    panicman Everyone remain calm.

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    SR5 interior handles are also silver.


    ... just enjoy the video...
     

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