GMC C2500 Door Handle
A Quick Fix Guide to the Common Problems of the GMC C2500 Door Handle
You should always keep in mind that your GMC C2500 door handle is subject to the wear and tear of driving. That's why it's important that you know how to deal with the door handle issues. Here are some useful tips to help you:
Scratched door handles
It's very easy to have scratches on your door handles since your keys, rings, and fingernails usually touch those areas every time you open the doors. And if the paint on the area beneath the handle has peeled off, you will easily notice the scratches. To remedy this common problem, you can simply apply compound to cover up the scratches. But if the door handles are severely scratched, repainting the car door and buying new handles will be advised.
Faded door handles
Your black door handles can fade overtime, especially if parked outside the garage directly under the sun. When this happens, you will notice that the top side of your door handles is somewhat lighter in color than on the underside. While you can just simply replace these fading handles, you can, however, try fixing them. One way to make them black again is by applying degreaser. You do this when you know you've waxed your door handles before because wax can leave white residue on the surface. You can also choose to apply chemicals that restore the black color of car parts. This type of products can be easily bought from any auto supply store. But if you're ready to exert more effort, you can repaint your door handles using trim and molding paint. Just make sure that you cover the car just in case you overspray.
Cracked door handles
The door handles on your GMC can get cracked after repeated use. This is usually the case if the handles are already old and brittle. When this happens, you can try fixing the cracks first by using the basic glue gun. Make sure you heat the glue well and that you let it set before you use the door handle. But if this quick fix doesn't solve this problem, you may just want to buy a replacement part from auto supply stores.