Peeling chrome

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by pappy, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. pappy

    pappy Guest

    I've got a 2003 Sonata LX will very low miles that I bought new.
    Recently I noticed that the chrome plating on the interior front door
    handles (both!) is starting to bubble and peel off. I happened to
    notice when a small sliver of plating lodged itself in the index finger
    of my left hand. Ouch!

    I was considering maybe applying some clear fingernail polish to the
    edges of the plating but I don't think that will work.

    Short of pulling both front doors apart and replacing the interior
    mechanisms has anyone got any ideas how to deal with this?

    I suppose I could wear gloves while opening the door but I don't think
    that'll fly with the wife......

    pappy, Nov 8, 2007
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  2. pappy

    Partner Guest

    I've had to have all four replaced under warranty. All at different times.
    After the third one, I asked them to replace the fourth one to save me the
    trip when it went bad, they refused. six months later I was back to replace
    it. get in in the shop quick before the warranty expires.
    Partner, Nov 8, 2007
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  3. pappy

    hyundaitech Guest

    This is a common problem. If still within the 5/60 warranty period. Take
    it in for warranty repair. This is actually quite dangerous. I've cut my
    finger on them.

    If it's not under warranty, you can purchase replacement handles from the
    dealer; they're relatively inexpensive. If you've got a fair amount of
    paitence, you can replace them without pulling the door panel. The rear
    mounting screw is a little difficult to get in/out.
    hyundaitech, Nov 12, 2007
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