2002 T-Bird interior chrome door handles -chrome peeling off

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Dec 28, 2021
Thunderbird Year
2004
The chrome is peeling off both interior door opening handles which are made of plastic. Local chrome shop estimates $275 each to rechrome. Ouch. Here's an option. They cover a complete car in chrome vinyl, why not these handles. A whole roll is $20.00 or less. Anybody do this yet? I'm going to give it a try and will report back.
 
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May 10, 2022
Thunderbird Year
2004
The chrome is peeling off both interior door opening handles which are made of plastic. Local chrome shop estimates $275 each to rechrome. Ouch. Here's an option. They cover a complete car in chrome vinyl, why not these handles. A whole roll is $20.00 or less. Anybody do this yet? I'm going to give it a try and will report back.
Ours has same issue. Curious how it works out
 

Angry Bird

Angry Bird's 64'
Joined
Jan 21, 2014
Thunderbird Year
1964
I had the same issue with the inside door handles on my 02 Lincoln LS . One actually broke! I managed to find a set on e-bay for relatively little $ and they are the same as on my 02 Retro Bird.
 
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biddle

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The chrome is peeling off both interior door opening handles which are made of plastic. Local chrome shop estimates $275 each to rechrome. Ouch. Here's an option. They cover a complete car in chrome vinyl, why not these handles. A whole roll is $20.00 or less. Anybody do this yet? I'm going to give it a try and will report back.
Yes, indeed! Same problem on or 2005 50th Anniversary. Please keep us updated.

Thanks!

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Joined
Apr 14, 2020
Thunderbird Year
2004
The chrome is peeling off both interior door opening handles which are made of plastic. Local chrome shop estimates $275 each to rechrome. Ouch. Here's an option. They cover a complete car in chrome vinyl, why not these handles. A whole roll is $20.00 or less. Anybody do this yet? I'm going to give it a try and will report back.
Hit me up the end of the week when my parts car gets here. I jus might be able to help you out.
 
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