Re: 10 Easy Steps to colour coding your E-series door handles.
Top work there mate. Another one for the tech pages :)
Although the process wasn't so simple for me for some stupid reason. Removal and dismantling of the handles was no issue. The painting was a nightmare. The ol' crate is platinum silver, a metallic. Firstly I tried just using plastic primer, then the colour coat, then clear coat. Of course the bloody texture of the handle showed through, so that was failed attempt #1.
Second time I tried sanding the handles back first till they were smooth, which took forever and wasn't very effective. Failed attempt #2.
Third time I used spray putty, which worked well, and was easier to sand and smooth out. Although I didn't notice there were still a few scratches and little gouges in it, you couldn't see it in the putty. I was using paint from spray cans, I can't bloody think of the brand off the top of my head though, supposed to be good stuff anyway. Everytime I sprayed it on, no matter how I did it, the paint applied would never be smooth. So after several attempts at sanding it back again and reapplying the paint and being unsuccessful, I said stuff it and I absolutely drowned them in paint. Like full on gave really thick coats, and in the end it turned out almost perfect. After it dried, I applied the clear coat a little more gently, and the end result is pretty good provided you don't look right up close otherwise you'll see the imperfections :)