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Is it possible to wrap the handles with carbon fiber (real) sheet?
Or should I not even try?
Is c/f that flexible? Handles are pretty curved. It's just i'm sick of repainting them. Paint doesnt stick to them well and they look like crap.

 

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UfoZ8myCow said:
why dont you just order a new set in the color that you want? thats what i did when i redid my interior... got black ones now.

but yeah, you probably wouldnt be able to wrap those in carbon, and if you did it would probably not look good...
Oh did you? Where did you order them from? I couldn't find them in black on ebay, and I need the plate that the handles mount into as well. I tried to paint it too, it's all messed up.
Got a linky or somethin'?

Thanks for help
 

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^so did I, with the same paint. When they dried, paint looks uneven. Basically, it didn't come out professionaly looking. So I'm looking for black handles online, as UfoZ8myCow, advised.
I thought Camry gen3 never had black trim package, that he found those handles on eBay...
 

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no i didnt rush really, i took my time (altough I am impatient lol), but it just doesn't look natural. First it started to crack, then peel, I had horrible experience with them. I'd be happy to buy new already black pair. lol
 

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^yeah. carbon fiber comes literally as fiber, much like a woven fabric. it's expensive, though, for quality stuff. you pretty much put down resin and then lay the fiber on, and then put however many layers you want with resin for each laye. you could do it yourself, but i don't think it would be worth it. i think it's pretty hard to get it to look right if you're doing it yourself. i think it'd be cool if you could, though.
 

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yeah you lucky bastard:lol:


CamryMax:that's strange mine are perfect. they haven't chipped or cracked yet :confused: are you sure you used "krylon FUSION" paint? it is made specifically for plastic.
 

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UfoZ8myCow said:
^he probably didnt prep it properly if its cracking and peeling...
No that's the thing, I did prep it. I sand it down and stuff.
The weird thing is that the handles had little cracks on them, I couldn't sand them down properly because I would've damaged the handle by sand paper scretches.. so I don't know.. I'm up for black handles, I'm through with painting:)
 

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UfoZ8myCow said:
They were suuuper hard to find. It took like 3 months of constant searching on eBay before I finally found someone that could get them. They cost like $19 shipped for both of them... Good thing Im a coupe and I only need 2! :whatwhat:
Wanna give me that person's contact info so I can ask if he can get some for me?
 
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