Friday, October 7, 2011

Car Door Handle Repair DON'T Do It Yourself

 Our 10 year old Toyota Camry recently lost its drivers side door handle - very inconvenient. 

We decided to try the DIY (do-it-yourself) repair. With the help of a family friend a suitable replacement part was located for less than dealership prices. 

We painted the black plastic part to match the car. The paint ended up very textured and rather ugly up close. Worse than that the paint job ended up so thick that the door handle sticks - as in won't open. Ooops.

This is one DIY we won't attempt again. 

But I don't feel bad that we tried. The potential savings were worth the risk.  :)

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