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Would Plasti Dip hold up on door handles??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by fixnflip, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Mar 9, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    fixnflip

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    I want to black out the chrome on my 05 X-SP. If I do the grill, rims, and trim....the only shiny stuff left is the door handles. But I'm wondering how long it will stay on.
    Has anyone done the handlese20235d87410a2e118424c957f7c3a75_1c6128dc80d5c0dad7766fe39cbff182eab5a95e.jpg, and how did it hold up with daily driving?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    A few people have done it here and seem ok. But personally, I wouldn't do the handles. I wonder if you can buy new ones, it might be worth it. On 3rd gens, color matched handles, shipped are like $85. Not sure about 1st gens. @Roman ?
     
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    Plasti dip normally comes out with a rough texture even if starting with a smooth surface.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    I wouldnt bother.
     
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  5. Mar 9, 2017 at 9:02 AM
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    I think you would be re-doing it quickly on a high-use area like door handles. Get @Roman to fix you up!
     
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    With about 7 passes of spray you should be ok if you cover the entire handle. As in wrap around the back side as well. If there is a clear break line where you grab that could cause it to peel back over time, but a good all around with 7 layers has held up perfect on mine.
     
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  7. Mar 9, 2017 at 1:59 PM
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    I can get the painted handles on the first gen.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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    I will give it a shot with a thick all-over coat.....but if it doesn't hold, I'll be ordering the painted handles. I think it would look odd to leave the chrome handles, with everything else black.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    Ditto^^^^
     
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    What about vinyl wrap?
     
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    That will be better, but installing it perfectly might be tough. There are alot of curves.
     
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  12. Mar 10, 2017 at 9:06 AM
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    I would have to pay someone who does it regularly. There are plenty of videos on YouTube about wrapping door handles, but it would be tough. I am having my bumpers wrapped Sunday. After shopping for vinyl myself, and getting a quote for someone to wrap it, I am not spending much more money just to have someone do it and not have to deal with it myself.
     
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  13. Mar 10, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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    Let us know how it holds up! Good luck.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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    Plastidip was originally intended to provide a gripping surface for tool handles. You will be fine but it's going to be a huge pain in the ass getting behind the handle...
     

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