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Looks nice! I like the black trim on the front grill and want to remove my chrome one from my Touring.

What did you use for the door handles?
 

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Looks nice! I like the black trim on the front grill and want to remove my chrome one from my Touring.

What did you use for the door handles?
Thanks! The door trim and handles were too tricky for me to plasti dip so I had then wrapped in 3M satin black vinyl.
 

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I will have to check with a few local tint places to see if they could do the door handles for me. Thanks.
 

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What did you use for the door handles?
I found some plastic door-handle covers on ebay, piano black, sticky tape inside - they're working really well.

I'm in NW Oregon, another person was in 96* & ran it thru the car wash & they were fine. Not too expensive, either. I don't have any close pics atm - just look like regular black door-handles now.

 

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I found some plastic door-handle covers on ebay, piano black, sticky tape inside - they're working really well.

I'm in NW Oregon, another person was in 96* & ran it thru the car wash & they were fine. Not too expensive, either. I don't have any close pics atm - just look like regular black door-handles now.

Awesome I'll keep it in mind if the vinyl doesn't hold up!
 

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Thank you, Silverwolfe. I had seen these handles mentioned in a different post before, but no further information of what they were or where to buy them. I will look into them further.
 

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blacked the roof rails
Did you take the roof rail covers off to blacken them?
Does anyone else have any advice about taking off the covers & putting them back on?

From what I can find out, they pop on (14 snaps) & one screw. To remove them after screw removed, do they just (carefully) pop off w/o breaking, then pop back on? Or do I need to get extra 'snaps' in case some break?

Hoping the covers easily pop off & back on, to change the color of mine.
 

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Did you take the roof rail covers off to blacken them?
Does anyone else have any advice about taking off the covers & putting them back on?

From what I can find out, they pop on (14 snaps) & one screw. To remove them after screw removed, do they just (carefully) pop off w/o breaking, then pop back on? Or do I need to get extra 'snaps' in case some break?

Hoping the covers easily pop off & back on, to change the color of mine.
Sorry I just saw this! Yes, they pop right off and on once the one screw is removed. I just set em up on a 2x4 to spray them.
 

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they pop right off and on
Suweet, thanks so much for your response, your timing is perfect. I was just going to order the black rail covers, it would be much cheaper to just paint them!! What did you spray them with, and did you prep them before spraying?
 

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Suweet, thanks so much for your response, your timing is perfect. I was just going to order the black rail covers, it would be much cheaper to just paint them!! What did you spray them with, and did you prep them before spraying?
Sweet. I cleaned them and then plastidipped them with 6 coats and the. 4 coats of glossifier. They're not perfect, but only I know that haha.
 

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Suweet, thanks so much for your response, your timing is perfect. I was just going to order the black rail covers, it would be much cheaper to just paint them!! What did you spray them with, and did you prep them before spraying?
You may want to see Duplicolor’s self etching primer and spray paint. I’d scuff them up first with 300 grit sandpaper and then use the primer in light coats and then when completely dry do a bunch of light coats with the black spray paint.
 

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You may want to see Duplicolor’s self etching primer and spray paint. I’d scuff them up first with 300 grit sandpaper and then use the primer in light coats and then when completely dry do a bunch of light coats with the black spray paint.
Thanks, great tip.
Your TSW Max Wheels, look nice! What offset, +35? What tires/size (still the bridgestones?)? (I maybe should remember from another thread, but don't, lol) No problems w/balancing or alignment?
 

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Thanks, great tip.
Your TSW Max Wheels, look nice! What offset, +35? What tires/size (still the bridgestones?)? (I maybe should remember from another thread, but don't, lol) No problems w/balancing or alignment?
Thanks they’re: 18 x 8.5 with offset 30.

I started with Michelin Premier LTX which I liked but only got 20,000 miles out of. Michelin would only credit me 25% of the tire because I couldn’t prove what mileage I put them on because they came mounted and balanced and I put them on myself.

Luckily I called discount tire direct and they credited me 50% on a prorated per tire and now I’m running Michelin defender LTX. The benefit is these start at 10/32” vs the Premier LTX which start at 8/32” new.
 
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