Painted door handles

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  1. BlackKnight

    BlackKnight Full Access Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at paint-matching all the door handles and tailgate handle. After talking to a few shops around me, all of the said that the textured handles currently on the truck would either need to be smoothed (extra cost) or the paint would not look as good. So for those of you who have paint-matched their handles, which type of handle, metal vs smooth plastic (not textured) is a better option.
     
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    You can buy smooth ones from lmc truck .
     
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    I've seen them on that site too.

    What I want to know if whether smooth plastic or metal handles would look better, last longer, etc.
     
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    Jeep cherokee handles are a painted replacement.
     
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    They are plastic. Same as oem
     
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    Smoothed is the way to go. I did the handles, mirrors, and license plate light bezels
     
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    Smooth is what you want. I was going to do this so I ordered the smooth ones from rockauto and let’s just say I sent them back. The aftermarket quality is junk, worse than factory. Just have the factory ones sanded and filled. The All Sales (AMI) handles are billet and look real nice and would probably come out the best, but they are pretty expensive.
     
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    The rubber trim around my 01 coupe door handles is rotted and flaking apart on both sides. Im trying to find new ones online, but Ive had no luck so far. Any ideas where to find them?