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Old 07-30-2008, 04:38 PM
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where to find white door handles

I have looke dhigh and low and all I can find is paint to match.

Is there a secret club for white door handles?
 
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Paint to match? Junk yard? don't know!
 
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I was thinking of doing the same thing, plastic enamel like they paint the pillar pods??? Never seen same colored door handles except black, would look nice.
 
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look on ebay..when i got my SS handles he had colored handles..not sure if they were painted or color plastic..i also dont remember the sellers name...that was 3 years ago..
 
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I'll take a look, thanks Ron....
 
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dppi has some grey ones and blue ones on their website. give them a call maybe they have white as well. Diesel Performance Parts - Home
 
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1. Go to hardware store
2. Buy white Krylon Fusion and masking tape
3. Go home
4. Mask door (clean the handle with something if you feel so inclined to remove the oil and such)
5. Paint handle
Total cost- under $10.
 
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Originally Posted by big poppa pump View Post
I was thinking of doing the same thing, plastic enamel like they paint the pillar pods??? Never seen same colored door handles except black, would look nice.
I was thinking of using appliance spray enamel.

I have a few cans left over, I just hate to have it look cheezy.

Maybe a primer 1st?
 
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Originally Posted by superduty4x4 View Post
1. Go to hardware store
2. Buy white Krylon Fusion and masking tape
3. Go home
4. Mask door (clean the handle with something if you feel so inclined to remove the oil and such)
5. Paint handle
Total cost- under $10.
I,m with Chase, got some white enamel sitting in the garage just waiting to be applied. Think i'll try it...This thread got me to do it...Also Fraalan, did my CB sticks with some enamel gloss and they look great. Gonna shoot some scrap plastic like the door handles texture and see what it looks like before i commit...
 
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I can't speak for the enamel, but the Krylon fusion will stick really good. I've seen where someone painted a panel on a dirt bike with the stuff, later crashed and cracked the panel, and the Krylon Fusion paint was still holding. The guy took the two pieces of the panel and stretched the paint out quite a bit... I was impressed. With the enamel I'd do at least a little prep work to make sure it sticks.
 
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I can't speak for the enamel, but the Krylon fusion will stick really good. I've seen where someone painted a panel on a dirt bike with the stuff, later crashed and cracked the panel, and the Krylon Fusion paint was still holding. The guy took the two pieces of the panel and stretched the paint out quite a bit... I was impressed. With the enamel I'd do at least a little prep work to make sure it sticks.
I got some fusion paint in the garage(different color) from painting some plastic lawn chairs and the stuff held up good. I'll check it out, thanks Chase. Sorry for the Hi-jack Fraalan, taking all this down?
 
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It's simpler than all that, guys. I have an '03 Eddie Bauer Excursion that has the white handles. Just call a Dealer parts place (like FTepartsguy or Y2K Ford parts, both being site sponsors) and ask for the Eddie Bauer Excursion handles. Then you will have both the right color match AND a smooth, non-textured finish (painted black handles will still have a slight texture even after they're painted).

What you're going to have to do, though, is call them on the phone. I spent a few minutes hunting through their online parts catalog and the door handles don't show up. I have personally worked with Kenny at Y2k Ford Parts on several occasions, and he's great to work with. Either of the above referenced sponsors should be easy to work with, though. Just go to their website and give one (or both) a call.
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:20 PM
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It's simpler than all that, guys. I have an '03 Eddie Bauer Excursion that has the white handles. Just call a parts place and ask for the Eddie Bauer Excursion handles and you should have not only the right color match, but it will also be smooth instead of having that slight texture the black ones will still have even after they're painted.
I was thinking of that eggshell finnish too? Good point Pete...
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:48 PM
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i had to go to the dealer and get excursion handles cause they are smooth and paintable.You may get lucky and they have them painted in stock. I wasnt so lucky
 
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:27 AM
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I got some fusion paint in the garage(different color) from painting some plastic lawn chairs and the stuff held up good. I'll check it out, thanks Chase. Sorry for the Hi-jack Fraalan, taking all this down?
No its all good. I consider it building it up.

I did try the fusion and the enamel last night.

Neither matched but the fusion did bond better. You can see the color difference from any distance.

I did call ford yesterday and they only have paint to match (at least the 2 dealers that I called.

I have another trick up my sleeves, stay tuned.
 

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