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ElantraClub - For Elantra Owners and Enthusiasts _ The Forte Forum _ A necessary mod

Posted by: elantragt Sep 22 2014, 01:14 PM

Well, this is a rarity... me posting about a mod. Lack of money and my wife's health issues have put an end to mod "career".

But this one was out of necessity. The clearcoat on my Forte's door handles has been peeling off and it was looking like crap. Might have been my fault considering I haven't detailed the car in like forever. The Kia paint warranty is only 3 years so I was probably SOL on that so...

I ordered a set of carbon fiber look door handle covers off Ebay and they not only covered the defects but look sporty and compliment the cars DiNoc carbon fiber door pillars.


Posted by: Neanderthal Sep 22 2014, 02:00 PM

Looks good, gt.

No way to credit card donate here?

Posted by: elantragt Sep 22 2014, 02:28 PM

We have our donations through

Posted by: trololololo Sep 22 2014, 02:55 PM

thats pretty sweet lookin.

Posted by: FurunoFan Sep 22 2014, 04:12 PM

Nice mod.

Posted by: slowgls Sep 22 2014, 07:07 PM

Lookin good man.

Posted by: bhorste Sep 22 2014, 07:46 PM

I dig it. How long did it take you to do them all?

Posted by: elantragt Sep 22 2014, 07:49 PM

About 15 minutes. Easy mod.

Posted by: 2000J25SP Sep 22 2014, 08:07 PM

Looks good. Kinda sucks the clear is coming off on such a new car.

Posted by: a_v Sep 23 2014, 05:49 AM

Goes with the orange nicely!

Posted by: elantragt Sep 23 2014, 12:57 PM

Thanks guys. They really look even better in person. I'm thinking of carbon fiber wrapping the grille next.

Posted by: Bobzilla Sep 23 2014, 01:24 PM

What year is yours? My '10 still looks good on the handles and I've waxed it once in the 38k miles and 2 years I've put on it (53k on the car).

Posted by: elantragt Sep 23 2014, 03:44 PM

Same year. I can't believe how the clearcoat just peeled off. The rest of the car is great. Only the handles were affected.

Posted by: Bobzilla Sep 23 2014, 03:54 PM

HUH. that's weird. I would expect that mine would because of my acidic sweat.

Posted by: elantragt Sep 23 2014, 04:04 PM

A couple of people over on forteforums have had the same issue. I guess I'm one of the "lucky" few.

Posted by: trololololo Sep 23 2014, 04:54 PM

all that testosterone mitch. you manly manly man man.

bobs a radioactive lizard without sweat glands in his hands. so he's good.

Posted by: Bobzilla Sep 24 2014, 07:40 AM

Hey, all the rental instruments I used they required me to wear gloves when I played because in just a few days my hands/fingers would eat the finish right off.

Posted by: FurunoFan Sep 24 2014, 02:10 PM

My wife's Nissan Versa had the same issue with the clear coat on the handles.
I was going to fix it but she traded it in instead. I wouldn't recommend it as an inexpensive mod. :-)

Posted by: Alex2013GT Sep 25 2014, 09:09 PM

^^^ hahahaha

Those do really look good on the car! Nice choice for an inexpensive fix!

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