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      06-05-2019, 09:30 AM   #1
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Has anyone here replaced or painted their exterior door handles? I can't stand the chrome and wanted to replace them ASAP.Any advice on how to remove and paint them? TIA!
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Has anyone here replaced or painted their exterior door handles? I can't stand the chrome and wanted to replace them ASAP.Any advice on how to remove and paint them? TIA!
It will cost you $400 plus to have them removed and painted or they can be vinyl wrapped for $30 or so. I opted to have mine wrapped. Search "door handles" in the M5 forum for some good examples.
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Or by Gloss Black Vinyl from Amazon and practice your skill.

I did my own F06 650GC, G30 540, and my customer's F90 M5.
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Has anyone here replaced or painted their exterior door handles? I can't stand the chrome and wanted to replace them ASAP.Any advice on how to remove and paint them? TIA!
The 2019 door handles might fit your car. Chrome strip deleted for 2019. Check with dealer parts department.
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Agreed with above, just buy some wrap off ebay or amazon, do it yourself. It's incredibly easy, I did it on my last 750. I also did my rear reflectors on this car, took about 2 minutes each side. Wrapping larger pieces is much more difficult.
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interesting enough BMW replaced the chrome with body colored handles for 2019..phew.
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yep, mine are body colored - if they weren't it would look weird since i have the M package and all the trim is black... then again, on my last 750, M sport, everything was black EXCEPT the door handle inserts...what a strange oversight.
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Had mine color matched.

https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1599224
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$75 total cost for paint matching your handles? How did you pull that off?
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Well, I admit, I know the owner, but he didn't have anything to do what Mark, his painter charged. It was a two minute job to take the handle off the door, taped it off, scuffed it, mixed the paint, shot it/cleared it. I probably got it done for less than other shops might have charged, but there is less labor involved that one might think.
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Painting them is the ideal route because it will last longer than a vinyl wrap.
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