: Chrome door handle .. Opinion



danoh123
12-05-12, 06:45 AM
Does anyone have chromed door handle cover or trim piece? Love to see photos. If you don't what is your opinion of chrome cover or strip. I know many of you like 100% black with no chrome. I like some, but not sure of chrome on door handle, or grill.

Chrome cover
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2011-Cadillac-CTS-Chrome-4-Door-Handle-Covers-Trims-Set-1-Keyhole-08-09-10-/270914382937?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222001%26algo%3DSIC.CURRENT%26ao%3 D1%26asc%3D13773%26meid%3D3940094176307158091%26pi d%3D100011%26prg%3D1080%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D2710405856 33%26

Chrome strip
http://www.ebay.com/itm/chrome-DOOR-HANDLE-TRIM-molding-CADILLAC-/300827157392?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A2010|Model%3ACTS|Make%3ACadillac&hash=item460ab22390&vxp=mtr

blacaddy
12-05-12, 09:48 AM
danoh123>>My '12 Wagon has the chrome door handles...I don't care for the look and would prefer straight black to match the car but GM wouldn't allow a delete when I ordered the car....You can probably just buy the chrome handles from parts at your Cadillac dealer>>I bet they would be glad to sell them to you>and install them. I do wish GM would adjust the ordering process to permit a bit more personalization of Cadillac cars such as a choice of headliner color>>chrome deletes and the like....Good start GM with the interior mix and match on ATS!

HurstGN
12-05-12, 12:20 PM
That chrome strip says it is universal and will require cutting to fit. So the ends will be unfinished (i.e. the cut plastic and not chrome). IMHO, those will look about as cheap as the price.

danoh123
12-05-12, 01:24 PM
Good catch! No buy on strip

dhtigerfan
12-06-12, 07:33 PM
IMO this after market chrome stuff would cheapen the appearance of one of the best looking cars on the road. However, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

General Croc
12-06-12, 11:11 PM
My buddy put them on his wife's car and they looked like crap from her rings rubbing on them when she opened the door. Not sure how paint would be any different, but the aftermarket chrome started to peel.

tinman
12-11-12, 08:45 AM
I am always conscious on how I open my doors as to avoid my ring from hitting the handle. I just use my fingertips, which is now a habit. No scratches.

vairboy
12-18-12, 06:56 PM
Just took delivery of a 2012 Wagon with the Touring Package. It has factory chrome door handles standard with the package. Mocha steel is set off nicely with the chrome handles.

danoh123
12-19-12, 07:52 AM
Just took delivery of a 2012 Wagon with the Touring Package. It has factory chrome door handles standard with the package. Mocha steel is set off nicely with the chrome handles.

can you post picture with factory chrome handle?

sandcracker21
12-25-12, 06:34 PM
I actually put something very similar on my black sedan and love it. Feel it evens out the car

blacaddy
12-26-12, 09:17 AM
can you post picture with factory chrome handle?

The Cadillac website will let you build a CTS with the touring package and allow you to see the handles as well as the 'black ice' grill....