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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Chrome outside door handles? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Does anyone know if someone in the aftermarket has made any chrome outside door handle appliques. I have seen the ...
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    07cts is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Chrome outside door handles?

    Does anyone know if someone in the aftermarket has made any chrome outside door handle appliques. I have seen the full handle covers but I mean something like the Buick has, just the center stick on plastic chrome strip, not the entire handle.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07cts View Post
    Does anyone know if someone in the aftermarket has made any chrome outside door handle appliques. I have seen the full handle covers but I mean something like the Buick has, just the center stick on plastic chrome strip, not the entire handle.

    Thanks in advance.
    Weren't they an OEM option at one point? Maybe look into that

    I knew I answered this before. Search a little. There's other threads besides this link also

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...r-handles.html

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    Re: Chrome outside door handles?

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes they were available with the CTS Touring package, however, I didn't want to replace the handle by removing door panels etc. not to mention the extra cost. This is why I stated "aftermarket" as I would rather just stick on a 3m backed strip of chrome plastic onto the existing handle. All the ones I have found cover the entire handle and are not just a center strip like the OEM ones

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    Weren't they an OEM option at one point? Maybe look into that

    I knew I answered this before. Search a little. There's other threads besides this link also

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...r-handles.html

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    Gotcha. Didn't read it that way at first. I haven't seen any that are specific to just the outside. Perhaps you can buy a flexible strip that isn't specific to the car and cut it to fit

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    Re: Chrome outside door handles?

    No worries. I think it needs to be custom and die cut to look factory due to the shape and contour. It would cover only the part of the handle and button facing out and not around the entire piece like most. It also need to be very thin to not look added on







    Quote Originally Posted by arw1510 View Post
    Gotcha. Didn't read it that way at first. I haven't seen any that are specific to just the outside. Perhaps you can buy a flexible strip that isn't specific to the car and cut it to fit

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    Re: Chrome outside door handles?

    use chrome pinstriping tape. It will stay in place as long as you want it and will come of easily when you sell the car. You also get enough on the roll for any touch ups for your car.
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    Re: Chrome outside door handles?

    Someone must make them because my car has them. They're definitely add ons, but they came with the car and I don't know where they came from.

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