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dolphin_4_u 04-15-2009 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by simoncpw
Hey weasel,

Looks like the price of the handle (#10) is not that bad (US$32 each). Cost of a good paint job will probably be about the same or more, and I don't have to take the car down for a couple of days.

Question:
1) taking the handles out easy? Just remove the door panels and unscrew the handles? Any airbag risks?
2) what does "prime-coated" mean? Matt Black? same look as the black trims on the bumpers?
3) I hate the keyhole and I never use it anyway. And since mine is a RHD, can I use the part #14 for LHD and replace part #09 for RHD?

Thanks man.

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I can help you a little here... "PRIME-COATED" refers to it being primed for painting, the primer is a base used on every piece before aplying the paint so the paint sticks better, it is sprayed just like the paint and is usually grey color. As far as replacing the keyhole I suppose it can be done since there's not much science to it but I'm no pro in this area so don't take my word for it.

dvs 04-15-2009 11:23 AM

:thumbup: Your X looks great! Tastefully done.

simoncpw 04-15-2009 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by dolphin_4_u
and is usually grey color.

dolphine_4_u- So it's not black / dark grey? I want it to look close to the black trim on the bumer and flares. If I don't spray them will they look weird? The idea to buy these was to save my spraying time and cost!

Essam- know where I can find the pics?

dvs- Thanks. And so is yours ;-)

Essam Khafagi 04-15-2009 12:08 PM

http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...6112008045.jpg


http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...5-4.6is-p3.jpg


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Essam Khafagi 04-15-2009 12:37 PM

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...5/P1010579.jpg


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http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...5/P1010526.jpg

Essam Khafagi 04-15-2009 12:43 PM

http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...your-x5-33.jpg


http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...5-img_5920.jpg

Weasel 04-15-2009 08:09 PM

And to remove the handle, open the door and remove the plastic plug by the key hole on the inner side of the door. Then loosen the allen bolt to remove the lock cylinder. Pull the lock out. Then when you look in the hole you wil see a t-20 torx on the inner part of the handle... loosen that (should go in, not come out) then it is just a matter of pulling the handle out and turning it up to release the other side.

reverse that to re-install.

simoncpw 04-15-2009 08:39 PM

weasel56- thanks man. will give it a go. Any idea if the "prime-coated" will look similar to the black trim on the bumpers and flares?

Essam- the red looks Red Hot! Can wait to see one on a Titan Silver X ;-)

Weasel 04-15-2009 09:28 PM

No idea... I never see them in the unpainted stage. But the paint just being a primer would not be durable anyways... You should get them painted the way youo want for the best quality. Also that allows you to choose flat black, semi gloss or full gloss.

simoncpw 04-15-2009 09:38 PM

Got it! If that's the case, there's no benefit to buy new handles so I'll probably just paint over my stock ones.

One last question, are the front / rear door handles the exactly same on one side (it seems so from the part numbers)?

Quote:

Originally Posted by weasel56
No idea... I never see them in the unpainted stage. But the paint just being a primer would not be durable anyways... You should get them painted the way youo want for the best quality. Also that allows you to choose flat black, semi gloss or full gloss.



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