Welcome to InfinitiScene.com - Home for Infiniti QX and Q enthusiasts!
You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to the forums. Why not register on our forums and gain the extra benefits that our regular members enjoy?

  • Enthusiast Owned and Operated!
  • Registraion is free.
  • You will be able to post, message, and interact with other members.
  • Our forum is full of friendly, knowledgeable members and staff.
  • Plenty of money saving opportunities from write-ups to maintenance help.
  • Create a garage and show off your ride and specs.
  • Opportunity for ad-free viewing.
  • Plus much more!

Registration is fast, free, and easy, so stop being just a guest and become one of our newly registered members today!

FX door handles

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Interior & Exterior' started by CycoDK, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. CycoDK

    CycoDK Member

    52
    0
    Qatar
    Anyone have any idea how to smoke the door handles for FX's???
     

     *Registered members do not see this ad, register today!

  2. Chedman13

    Chedman13 iS VIP iS VIP

    9,167
    103
    Illinois
    2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 4Matic
    Garages:
    1
    Only thing I can think of is sand it down, mask the area and spray paint with a similar color.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    CycoDK

    CycoDK Member

    52
    0
    Qatar
    Don't you think that will peel off later in time??:confused:
     
  4. Chedman13

    Chedman13 iS VIP iS VIP

    9,167
    103
    Illinois
    2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 4Matic
    Garages:
    1
    Just sand it very well. FXLR (spelling) did something similiar, I'll wait for him to chime in.

    You can always get it professionally done and get them to warranty it.
     
  5. HumbertoCALI

    HumbertoCALI Premium Member Premium

    3,868
    0
    South Gate, CA
    2003 FX45 AWD
    Garages:
    1
    Ched you are going in the correct direction. Just take in mind that if you do not apply the paint properly you will run into fading issues latter on.

    I suggest taking it to a body shop and having them paint it for you. Make sure you remove the handles and the Estucheons for them to save money on the labor.

    If you do opt to do it your self.. Wet Sand... Wet Sand and Wet Sand again... Apply Primer twice... Then Jet Black or in your case Gray Base coat and then DG color coat twice and the clear coat 3 coats.. Let it set for 1 day... then Wet Sand to take one layer off the Clear coat to remove any imperfections or air bubles.... then Polish.. Buff... Wax.. and your done...

    Hope this will help you...
     
  6. fxlr8

    fxlr8 Staff Administrator

    17,942
    766
    California
    None
    Garages:
    1
    had mine done for over a year and zero peeling... it is all in the preparation

    *scuff the chrome well (important)
    primer
    paint
    clear coat
    wet sand
    rubbing compound
    wax.

    fxlr8 V.2 - InfinitiScene.com
     
  7. OP
    OP
    CycoDK

    CycoDK Member

    52
    0
    Qatar
    Thx guys for the input...:biggrin:
     
  8. Chedman13

    Chedman13 iS VIP iS VIP

    9,167
    103
    Illinois
    2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 4Matic
    Garages:
    1
    so much work! Just buy a supercharger=0