Colour coded door handles

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  1. Imr4n

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    ANy idea on how much a bodyshop would charge to colour code the door handles in a c-class?
     
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    its a w203.
     
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    Same story, get part numbers and paint codes for the painted W203 handles! :)
     
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    Are the parts delivered painted?
     
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    Mirror covers, parktronic bumper strips, door handles should come ready painted
     
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    This tread illustrates the pitfalls of ordering your car in pink with white spots. the car I got for a friend in a special colour (2006 SL) has problems now with a cracked mirror housing as he has to get the new one painted. that is not cheap as there is a min quantity of paint that can be mixed
     
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    Surely the genuine covers from the dealers would be cheaper.

    Also bare in mind that there are two varients one with and without a chrome strip. If your W203 has got existing chrome strips on the bumper mouldings and rubbing strips then go for the chrome strip ones if you wish for a matched look.
     
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    My 203 has "aspects" of chrome but my handles are plain colour coded.
     
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    I doubt it, the W202 versions are around £65 for a set from the dealers.
     
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    Oh then I must be refering to Elegance models then :p
     
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    £86 from Inchcape
     
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    I've not seen chrome on door handles on any model?
     
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    The prices have either gone up since the last time I checked or the 203 just costs more for these items than other models but the painted handles are about £35 each pre-painted. You will probably need to get pre-painted end-pieces for each handle too, these appear to be about £12 each for the fronts.

    That makes it about £190 for a set of factory-painted door handles, including a 10% discount from inchcape.
     
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    Sorry whats inchape?

    What do you think of the handles on ebay, they seem quite well priced?
     
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    Inchcape is a mercedes-benz franchise network that have an online, mail-order parts outlet. www.mercedes-benz-parts.co.uk

    The handles on ebay went for a good price, I don't know what the mechanisms/other parts were for though!
     

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