I have painted ED door handles as well - the cost from Ford is $17.50 each, which is less than what I would have expected.
Anyway, Bass Crazy and others have sanded the EA handles to be smooth, which is just as good as buying ED ones.
I don't know if ED and EB handles are the same, but the handle bit was actually grey on the ones I got from Ford, so would need some kind of painting anyway..
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
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1990 Ford Laser S