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Painting Door Handles and Side Mirror **Help**

 
Old 12-05-2003, 09:31 AM
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I had my '98 GSR stolen a couple months ago and so I picked up a '03 Civic DX. I wanted to color match the door handles, side mirrors, etc but when I went to a paint shop, they told me that it couldn't be done because the paint will not adhere properly to the material. This was surprising because I have seen many DX/LX owners that had these parts painted. Of course, I want the paint to stick well so I'd like to have it done right.

For those that had these parts painted, what kind of prep did you have to do in order to have the paint adhere? Is there some type of paint primer that's supposed to be used?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking.


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yes all you would have to do is very light sanding and a coat of prier it can be done, it just sounds like they didnt want to do it, go somewhere else.
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Edit - N/M, just saw another thread about it, they don't suggest a DIY job for that
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hey im from the new haven ct area and its sad to hear about your car bein stolen that is some fucked up **** i always worry about haters doin **** to my car. anyways email me at [email protected] i may be able to help you if you have not found the car yet i saw some suspiciuos things the other day but didnt think nothin off it to i saw that u posted about you car bein stolen. just let me know. could be something. just tryin to help peace
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Default Re: Painting Door Handles and Side Mirror **Help** (Gizzzer98)

most plastics require a special coat of what is called an adhesion promotor that helps the paint stick/cling to the plastic and sometimes heat is required to aid in the process.also check with an automotive paint store for a special paint in an aerosal can for plastic trim peices this should also work.

I know that Wurth and Marhyde make this stuff,just dont know about availability!
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all you need is a promoter..... they wouldn't be painting my car honestly if they didn't know simple ****!
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