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Large MPVs -- Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra: => Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra => Topic started by: NickJ on August 17, 2015, 11:13:55 PM

Title: interior door handle finish
Post by: NickJ on August 17, 2015, 11:13:55 PM
Hi, my recently purchased mk2 Sharan has a beige interior and I think the worn interior door handles let it down as they are mostly grey now, is it possible to buy the "rubberized" paint to refurb them? What has anyone else done? Pics would be good as we all like pictures  ;D
Thanks in advance Nick.
Title: Re: interior door handle finish
Post by: Mirez on August 17, 2015, 11:42:06 PM
Well it's annoying VW use that crap (they still use it to some extent in todays models) however since they are only around a tenner each new and tbh, it's simply not worth bothering to do anything but replace them as the finish won't be anything like OEM.
Title: Re: interior door handle finish
Post by: NickJ on August 18, 2015, 08:13:57 AM
Thanks for the info, didn't realise I could buy new so cheaply  :)  I also run a '72 vw where original parts seem to cost a lot and repro parts are of questionable quality and just came from a Honda where things like this don't need replacing  ::)     Cheers Nick.
Title: Re: interior door handle finish
Post by: insanitybeard on August 18, 2015, 01:23:00 PM
Yes, I find it surprising that a company such as VW with their reputation for solid build quality and German engineering choose to use a finish on plastic items which isn't as durable as it ought to be- especially for items which are regularly 'handled' (boom-boom) in carrying out their function! Why not just use a plastic where the colour is 'moulded in' to the plastic itself instead of applying a coloured coating over the base plastic which just wears off with use?  ???
Title: Re: interior door handle finish
Post by: Russats on August 18, 2015, 10:17:47 PM
Where can these be bought? I'd like to get mine changed.

You could always look into "Flocking"  ;D
Title: Re: interior door handle finish
Post by: insanitybeard on August 18, 2015, 10:34:39 PM
Depending on the colour you need, [eBay] is usually good for turning up a few (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-VW-Sharan-Alhambra-RHD-Front-Right-Door-Handle-Anthracite-7M4867172N-/371110676977?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&fits=Car+Make%3AFord%7CModel%3AGalaxy&hash=item5667eb89f1)...........