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Here are some chrome concerns.... (archive)

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Posted by Esteves on August 02, 2000 at 11:44:20:

In Reply to: Re: It's an accessory purchase for the 99-00 Z3 Co posted by Zubin on August 02, 2000 at 10:50:49:

When they change the rear, ask that they retain your old black plastic one. You can always have it painted to color match your car. I know your car is black and the plastic piece has a flat black look to it, but it's always nice to have a nice shiny black color to it.

As for the door handles, you'd have to order that also. There are two chrome pieces involved in changing the door handle.

There is a door handle surround and then the door handle itself.

The chrome surround is really cheap, something like $11-$17 each and this you can do yourself (if you feel mechanically inclined).

The chrome handle is another story. It's a very expensive piece. Retails for $184.00 and pictured above. It's so expensive because it replaces the entire lock cylinder as well. You also have to go through the trouble of giving your VIN number since the lock cylinder has to match your existing set of keys.

It's a hassle and a long process. Also, the chrome door handles are non-refundable. Once you order them, you can't change your mind and return it.

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