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Old 4th October 2018, 21:19
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I am not going to name and shame anyone because I expect to be the main culprit but I had some issues with the paint around my door handles.0

I decided to replace the plastic BMW handles with some Fiat Barchetta handles which looked prettier. Chris obliged and all was good.

A while later the paint began to crack around the handles.

There was a little crack on one side and a bloody great split on the other side
26728671891_d9cda0fa0b_o by WCA!, on Flickr

26878341402_8e1ae3c885_o by WCA!, on Flickr

I went to Jeff and he made everything better. First he showed me the problem
20170901_084520 by WCA!, on Flickr

Then the scale of the problem
20170901_084746 by WCA!, on Flickr

Then cleaned it up
20170901_092833 by WCA!, on Flickr

Properly cleaned it up
20170901_092846 by WCA!, on Flickr


Then something about green gloop but I kind of lost interest. I was happy he was doing a good job and about 9 months later they doors are perfect
20170901_095514 by WCA!, on Flickr

20170901_145629 by WCA!, on Flickr

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Old 5th October 2018, 07:36
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Worth bearing in mind when doing any metalwork- corrosion needs all three of metal, oxygen and moisture being able to get together.
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Old 5th October 2018, 08:08
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I would imagine that being a door handle that the area would have quite a bit of stress, body filler will soon crack. I presume that the green gloop is a GRP paste of some sort which should give the surrounding area more strength. Shame it is such an involved job as the handles really do look good.
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Old 5th October 2018, 15:45
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Shame it is such an involved job as the handles really do look good.

And they still look good now thanks to Jeff
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Old 5th October 2018, 16:42
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I believe Jeff gives a lifelong warranty as well
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Old 6th October 2018, 14:38
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[i]Jeff gives a lifelong warranty as well[/]

Yeah - if the paint fails it has reached the end of its life

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