: 05 STS Interior Door Handle Chrome Peeling??



sts_meyers
09-04-11, 01:09 AM
Anybody else having this problem? Seems like I ran across a GM part number for the front drivers door handle in the past, but can't find it now. Thanks, David

dkozloski
09-04-11, 01:21 AM
I've had the driver's door handle replaced a couple of times so when the latest one started to peel as well I repaired it with industrial aluminum tape. I cut the tape to shape with scissors and formed it to shape by rolling out the edges with a plastic rod. The top edge of the handle is now covered with tape and it rolled out with no wrinkles.

orange57
09-04-11, 07:56 PM
The aluminum tape is a good idea. What are the handles made of? Are they plastic with the chrome flakey stuff? Or are they metal underneath?

dkozloski
09-05-11, 02:02 AM
They are cheesy plastic covered with even cheesier chrome.

lilscrappydew25
09-05-11, 12:41 PM
Just replaced my driver side handle last week. The chrome started peeling could almost near cut your hand on it.

dkozloski
09-05-11, 02:31 PM
Mine did cut my hand; several times.