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Chrome Door Handles

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Henchman, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Henchman

    Henchman New Member ROTM Winner

    I was wanting to put chrome door handles on my 07 Silverado. has anyone done this themselves. And if so, how hard was it?
  2. tlperry68

    tlperry68 New Member 1000 Posts

    I haven't done that but I was wondering if you were going to put in the chrome gas cap also?
  3. dutzowmo

    dutzowmo New Member

    on my 05 Siilverado i put them on, all i had to do was clean them well with the pads they give you they apply them on. super easy
  4. fjrocketman

    fjrocketman New Member

    I believe henchman wants to put on the chrome handles not just the abs plastic chrome covers. I replaced my door handles with the actual gm chrome handles and it was kind of a PIA. Have to take off the inside of all doors and I happen to have a crew cab making it twice as bad. After it was done the look was worth the effort though. I had the plastic covers but a couple of pieces fell off and I was not going to just keep replacing them as they came off.
  5. bob13

    bob13 New Member 1000 Posts

    Fjrocketman, How much of a PIA would you say......on a scale of 1 to 10. I am thinking about doing it also. If it is a real pain I was thinking I would just do the handle covers. The moving part of the handles only , doors and tailgate.
  6. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Bob13 I know you didn't ask me but I would rate it a 6, only because it takes a lot of patience especially if you have a crew cab. I have one word of advice for you, think very carefully what you will want to do to the doors in the future. When I did my replacement handles in my 04' Silverado crew cab, I waited until I had the outside buckets and handles, the interior chrome door handles, and a couple other billet trim pieces for each door. When I pulled off each door panel I had about 6 pieces that could be installed in each door at a time, I just don't like to tear all the trim out each time I get a single item. Think about it................:neutral:
  7. bob13

    bob13 New Member 1000 Posts

    Thanks TRP, That makes sense to me. I have the NBS, I wonder if its any more or less difficult, but either way I will definitely wait til I am sure of everything I want to do. Thanks again...
  8. bob13

    bob13 New Member 1000 Posts

    TRP, LOL I tride to reply but I'm 5 messages short of being able to PM.........4 now
  9. Seany Z

    Seany Z New Member

    I bought the chorme OE handles back in October 08' and finally had a chance to put them on. A friend of mine (Ford Mechanic) and I installed them and they look real good. I do however have and issue w/the front driver side handle, it doesnt appear to sit well. We cranked it down but there is still about a 1/32" of play. I plan on brining it in to the Chevy dealer, they said they would warranty it if it is defective. Otherwise the hardest part was popping the door panels off installation took us about 1.5 hrs to do all four doors. Just take your time....Once you get through one door the rest will be breeze.

    2008 Silverado Z71
    Crew Cab
    Dark Blue
    Chrome Bug Shield
    Chrome Step Bars
    Chrome Mirrors
    Chrome Door Handles
  10. Chevy Newby

    Chevy Newby New Member

    Do it right the first time and dont make the mistake I did. Get the OE door handles and dont even bother with the stick on handles. I had got the stainless stell covers for mine in october and they have rust spots on them already. I will be swapping mine out for the OE handles.

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