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Door Handle Material

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by lii8, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. lii8

    lii8 Member

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    After seeing a youtube video by Dærik, i wonder if anyone can confirm that the material in the doorhandles has been changed from metal to plastic? This would be on the new face-lift HW2 cars delivered late 2016.

    The reason for the question is that i'm looking into clear wrapping the handles to mitigate scratches and heat in the summer.
     
  2. Haxster

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    My mid-December 2016 MS build exterior door handles appear to be made of pot metal. A very strong magnet shows a slight attraction.
     
  3. lii8

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    Thnx for the update - next stop is the local servicecenter here in Norway to check out the door handles. Any experience regarding scratch resistence - and wrapping?
     
  4. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    I wrapped my exterior chrome handles with 3m same time as the rest of the car was done in first week of having it.
    Still looks good and has protected the chrome.
     

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