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Old 01 Apr 2009, 10:37 am
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Default Door handles - material?

Does anyone know what material the exterior door handles are made of?

I know they're chrome plated, but are they urethane? Plastic? I'm pretty sure they are not metal... I need to know as I want to sandblast the chrome off and powder coat them to match the body colour.
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plastic i think.
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Hey TOcruisin,

I believe they are made from Potmetal. Basically, most metals are formed using a variety of different materials to make different values of purity for different purposes. Any left over material is smelted in a pot and used to make various parts from. This material is known as "Potmetal". You should be good to go as far as sandblasting. In fact, I am going to be doing the same thing in a couple of months to turn all my Chrome including wheels, door handles, door spears, and possibly emblems into Hyper Black, AKA Black Chrome which is a form of transparent Powder Coating.

If you get your handles done, please post a pick. It should be a cool looking mod!

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Old 01 Apr 2009, 08:19 pm
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Candyman,

Thank you!

I was originally going to get black chrome but thought it was too expensive. Now that I know you can powder coat the same effect as "hyper black" I am thrilled!!

So, thanks again!

(Only sad thing is I will have to re-do my rims. Ah well. Should have done more research. )
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Candyman!
"POTMETAL"??? You mean like my belt buckle?
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Hey their TOcruisin,

Always glad to help out wherever I can.

Actually Hyper Black Powder Coating "AKA Black Chrome" isnt nearly as expensive as you might think.

I have a quote on my wheels to have them sandblasted and Powder Coated Hyper Black for around $60.00 per wheel which is way different from $1500 to $2500 or more for a new set of wheels. In fact all of my chrome including handles, emblems, door spears, and wheels for $380. out the door. Here is an example pic of what the Hyper Black looks like on a wheel.



To me it is a great way to get a new look, be different, and not break the bank all at the same time!

Anyways, go easy and I will catch you later.

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