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Old 02-29-2004, 21:17   #1 (permalink)
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10 Easy Steps to colour coding your E-series door handles.

I put it in this forum, cause I noticed alot of people dont use the other one.

anywayz I hope this guide helps anyone wanting to do this mod, I mean
you could always get a spray painter to do it, but its easy
and if you do it properly you will end up with the same result.

Cost: roughly $30 or more (depending on what your paint is)
Hardness: a little limp...oh I mean Easy :)
time: a weekend (depends on weather and paint drying)


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Before you starting make sure you have the following:
1 can of Wax and grease remover
1 can of Primer
1 can of, The colour of your car (in this case "Stark white")
1 Sheet of wet n dry sandpaper
Phillips screw driver
A size 10 open ended ring spanner)
A flat head screw driver (taking apart handle)
An E-series car with door handles.



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1. Remove door trims using phillips screw driver (self explanitary)
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2. Locate outside handle on the inside, On either side of the handle
are 2 nuts, remove these with the ring spaner, also there will be
a plastic clip on the handle holding a rod inplace, It may help
if you un-clip this first by pushing the flat piece on the side
to let the rod out (easier than removing clip from handle)

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3. Once you have all 4 handles Its time to take them apart. On the back you will
find 2 plastic pins a spring and the clip the rod was held in by, remove
clip by pushing on either side, remove pins by pushing down the ends and pushing
back through the holes, be carfully not to lose the spring when it comes out.
The small strip of plastic that goes around the back should be able to be pulled
off gently (although some like it hard and fast)

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4. Now that you have your handles apart you can clean them, depanding on how dirty
they are you can either give them a quick scrub under some water and then clean
them with wax n grease remover, or just clean them with wax and grease remover.
If you have handles that have been sprayed before with anything, its best
to give them a bit of a sand before the above, to roughen the surface up a little.
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5. Once your handles are clean you can spray the 3 piece of each with a few coats
of primer. (all up there should be 12 piece, but Im no rocket scientist).


6. Once dry you can wet and dry these back, so that they are smooth, its upto you
how many coats of primer you use, you could even use "spray puddy" to get it perfect
(as I did) but its not necissary.
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7. If you are happy with your priming effort, give them another quick clean with wax and grease
remover. Now spray on your colour, not to heavy but not to light for the best effect. once
that coat is dry and I mean dry, clean it again with wax and grease (unless its been sitting
in a really clean area while drying) then give it another coat, again not been to heavy or light.

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8. If you did it right, when totaly dry it should be nice and glossy, If you want you can give
it a few coats of clear for glossiness and protection (will have to anyway If you have metallic or pearl paint).
While you are waiting for the paint to dry, If you have pinstripping you could go pull it off
(yes Im still talking about the stripping), some people use a hair dryer to heat it up, but
most of the time it will peel off if your gentle, use some wax n grease to clean, them cut
and polish it back. Pinstripping should be illegal.

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9. When totaly dry you can put it all back togther again, reverse of what you did before.
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10.Put handles back in the car by revesing the steps you did to take them out and replace doortrim.
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Chad_XF

(cant be stuffed cleaning up the paragraphs, I wrote it in notepad)
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Old 02-29-2004, 21:23   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 10 Easy Steps to colour coding your E-series door handles.

Nice work there, Chad. I am not sure whether I want to colour-code my current handles or fit ones from an EL... At least I know how to do it now anyway

Would the painting process be the same if I were to do the side-moulding (and grey bumpers) on the car?

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thanks,
nup, if you wanna spray your bumpers you need to prime them with "plastic primer" first, this stuff lets them flew without the paint flaking off, like on some cars you might see.
I would probably do the mouldings the same, although they dont move much.
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Re: 10 Easy Steps to colour coding your E-series door handles.

Thanks.

So where do you get all this stuff? SuperCrap or somewhere? Could you use plastic primer on the handles? What about on interior plastics?

Sorry for the Qs!

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Thanks for the write up Chad_XF well done
all that is missing is a befor and after pic of the car hehe
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Re: 10 Easy Steps to colour coding your E-series door handles.

yeah thanx but mines colour coded,but ef ones are going on anyhows..
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Re: 10 Easy Steps to colour coding your E-series door handles.

The stuff is from any good auto store near you!
yeah will get an after pic as soon as Im finished the other mods.
XF will be on the road in a week or so, so probably not much time for the EA, which is for sale if anyone is wondering :)
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kmart stocks all that stuff too..
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