Vinyl car wrapping can help protect the vehicle's original paintwork from light scratches and chips and can also protect from UV damage. If you have wrapped your car in vinyl and need to wrap the door handle, you may read our step-by-step instructions to get you started.
The easiest way to vinyl wrap a hood handle is to remove it from the vehicle. While it is possible to vinyl wrap the door handle on the car, removing it makes the wrapping process a lot easier.
What you will need
- Use a small lever, like a squeegee, to extend the door handle in an open position.
- Using a scissor, cut out a rectangular piece of the vinyl. Cut the size with a width equal to three times the width of the handle and give at most half an inch allowance for the length of the handle.
- Peel off the vinyl to get it ready for installation.
- Tuck one end of the vinyl to one edge of the handle and ensure no wrinkle is present before continuing to the next processes.
- Cold stretch the vinyl to mold the shape of the door handle.
- Use a heat gun to supplement the process.
- Use a small spatula to help with the reshaping of the vinyl.
- Cut the excess vinyl using a cutter.
- Warm the vinyl to help shape it to the contours of the handle.
- Tuck in the backside of the handle.
- Remove the squeegee from the door handle to make the door handle rest in its original position.
- If possible, remove the lock portion of the handle and remove excess materials before reinstalling.
- Tuck the material into the edges using a small spatula or a squeegee.
- Re-install the door lock if removed.
- Cut out a hole on the key slot of the handle using a cutter.
Frequently Asked Questions
How difficult is it to wrap the door handles?
- Usually wrapped as part of a door wrap, door handles are tough to wrap but are essential to match the rest of the car bodywork.
Is it cheaper to get a car painted or wrapped?
- Wrapping your car is often less than half the price of a re-painting job.