07-15-2009, 07:16 PM #1
Rear grab handles on a gpr, mine looks like junk, suggestions?
What the title says, my rear grab handle on my gpr looks horrible. I dont want to buy a new one, till someone comes up with a carbon fiber one maybe???? Has anyone maybe spray painted it? as mine looks really dated and the sun got to it after 9 years lol
07-15-2009, 08:35 PM #2
I don't know about spray paint but I've seen a lot of guys on here who have their's painted by a paintshop, unless you know how to paint yourself. It isn't too expensive at a shop and the gloss finish on it makes it look incredible.
07-15-2009, 08:50 PM #3
07-16-2009, 10:24 AM #4
I will send him a message, I guess their is no tricks haha as their usually is on this forum.
07-16-2009, 11:08 AM #5
I know what you mean, mine looks quite faded as well.
I tried armor all and it did nothing.
I read someone on here say that if you heat it up with a heat gun/hair dryer that it brings the oils back to the top.
I may try this next time I'm with my ski.
07-16-2009, 11:09 AM #6
heat gun or torch. keep the heat moving. start on the bottom to get the hang of it. It will look like new again in no time.
07-16-2009, 11:12 AM #7
07-16-2009, 04:02 PM #8
It worked pretty good. My grab handle was white,. Now it is actually black. There are still some white marks though (from scrapes). The pervious owner didn't take good care of it...
I was thinking about taking some REALLY fine sand paper and sanding the grab handle. Then, I would go back over it with the heat gun. Yay or Nay?
07-16-2009, 05:36 PM #9
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Mr. clean magic eraser works wonders. just wet and scrub it will leave it dull black then use a armor-all like plastic protectant to shine it back. trust me this works i did it this morning. ps peanut butter works too but u have to work it a little harder.
07-16-2009, 08:07 PM #10
-sand the handle completely with 100 grit, than 150, 200...to 400 wet.
-prime the part and let it sit for two days. the surface will "fluff up".
-wet sand to 400. (dont break thru the primer!)
-finish with good automotive base/clear (add metalic pearl to flavor)
Doing the fearings and glove box now adds only ~1hr and $20 in paint.
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