Exterior door handle cups - Pontiac G6 Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-16-2014, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 10
 
Exterior door handle cups

I have an issue with the paint peeling behind one of my exterior door handles - bad paint job via previous owner. Anyways, instead of paying $1000 to get the door repainted, I was hoping I could 'band-aid' the issue with those chrome door handles I've seen for other car makes and models. Does anyone know of a compatible one for my '07 G6? I've seen them for Toyota, Mazda, BMW, you can get them from ebay pretty cheap - I just need to know which would fit my car.
Thanks!
Hazel
HazelH. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Senior Member
 
D0M1NIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 221
 
Exterior door handle cups

If the paint is peeling there, then it's only a matter of time before the rest starts peeling. I recommend not cheaping out and just get the door repainted. It shouldn't cost you $1000, more like $600 max (probably will be around $400-$500).
D0M1NIX is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-17-2014, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by D0M1NIX View Post
If the paint is peeling there, then it's only a matter of time before the rest starts peeling. I recommend not cheaping out and just get the door repainted. It shouldn't cost you $1000, more like $600 max (probably will be around $400-$500).
Took my car to two body shops and was quoted by both, $900-$1000 to fix the problem. It has taken 6+ yrs for this 2" x 3" oval to peel - I'm not worried about the rest of the door suddenly peeling. It's not that I am "cheaping out", I'm just not putting $1000 into such a minor cosmetic repair on a vehicle that is 7 yrs old. Still hoping the chrome cup solution will Band-Aid the situation until I purchase a new vehicle.
HazelH. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Senior Member
 
D0M1NIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 221
 
Holy crap... Did you go to a local or chain (such as Maaco) body shop?
D0M1NIX is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 12:48 AM
Member
 
sleepyalero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 83
 
Best get by thing would just go over it with touch up paint I guess. Or tape off the area, sand the imperfection, prime paint and clear it yourself.


If you want matching body paint in a 12 oz spray can, gp through automotivetouchup.com. from there you can select your year make and model of car, then it will give you a choice of paint codes that came on that year of car, and you can order it in a 12 oz can. It costs 19.95 + shipping will get you to about 30$

I went through them for citrus peel pearl paint from a 2013 dodge dart for my brake calipers. Paint is a dead match imo. And good paint too!

Meet Destiny, shes a 2001 Alero GLS Gold Series, 6 speed 3400. (2 of 2) in the world. *Tuned by MMS/MMGT1*

11/26/12 - 180,000 miles body/motor. 2,300 on F40.
8/20/13 - 192,000 miles body/motor. 14,300 on F40.
. . . S . . . . L . . . . E . . . . E . . . . P . . . . Y . . .

Last edited by sleepyalero; 05-19-2014 at 12:50 AM.
sleepyalero is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by D0M1NIX View Post
Holy crap... Did you go to a local or chain (such as Maaco) body shop?
Both - one local guy, one chain - quoted the same...
HazelH. is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Senior Member
 
D0M1NIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 221
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HazelH. View Post
Both - one local guy, one chain - quoted the same...

Whereabouts do you live?

I mean it... That's outrageous.
D0M1NIX is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by D0M1NIX View Post
Whereabouts do you live?

I mean it... That's outrageous.
Just outside Vancouver BC
HazelH. is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
 
D0M1NIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 221
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HazelH. View Post
Just outside Vancouver BC

Hm... I live in a city of about 55,000 people, so maybe body work is cheaper due to me being a "smaller" city.

Idk... I guess band-aid fix it is.
D0M1NIX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac G6 Forum > General Discussion > Regional Meet Discussion > Western Canada

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac G6 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Door handle stopped working after removing. SprayingVomit Problems and Solutions 3 08-11-2013 11:07 AM
Broken exterior door handle Archlight71 Problems and Solutions 5 04-09-2012 08:43 AM
Replacing Door Handle on 2007 G6 Couple StutteringJohn Problems and Solutions 0 11-28-2011 06:49 AM
How to fix a broken door handle ufcdude37 Problems and Solutions 0 04-23-2011 09:10 AM
07 G6 GT Driver side interior door handle not working Racheysarah Problems and Solutions 1 07-19-2010 07:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome