A pillar grab handle options

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"the rear handles and interior tailgate handle that the plastic is deteriorating and crumbly."

IMO/IME it's caused by UV damage to the plastic. On my 96 model I always back into the driveway the same way. This means the left side of the vehicle gets more direct sun than the right so the exposed surfaces of the grab handles on the sun side are deteriorating/crumbly, the other side is not.

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i would think so to, especially those B pillar handles in the passenger area as they are RIGHT by the windows

but its the INTERIOR side that is the most crumbly. like where fingers wrap around. and the inside trunk handle? who uses that besides kids using the 3rd row?

i can thank the 1st owner probably for all this wear and tear to the rear handles. i let my grimy kids in the back (no 3rd row) but no food/drinks.
 
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IIRC someone did a quick fix by wrapping paracord around the handles, serves a few purposes (potentially): covers up the crumbly plastic if you have that, or protects the plastic if it isn't crumbling yet, but also you get a better grip on the handle (assuming the paracord is wrapped tightly).

Probably other ways to go about it (wrap with leather or a heavy cloth (1000 Denier Cordura),---
 

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IIRC someone did a quick fix by wrapping paracord around the handles, serves a few purposes (potentially): covers up the crumbly plastic if you have that, or protects the plastic if it isn't crumbling yet, but also you get a better grip on the handle (assuming the paracord is wrapped tightly).

Probably other ways to go about it (wrap with leather or a heavy cloth (1000 Denier Cordura),---
The rubbery plastic stuff on all of mine is in good shape. I'm literally bending and slowly breaking the metal mounts off.
 
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Oh...*sigh*... more time wasted on Mud leads me to more paranoia... o_O
 
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The rubbery plastic stuff on all of mine is in good shape. I'm literally bending and slowly breaking the metal mounts off.
This is exactly what happened to mine. The poly broke, then the sheet metal insert bent.
And of course "grey" is the only option. :confused:

The billet Al handles look sweet. And laser engraving (burning out the dye really) is super easy.
 

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The late model ones must suck pretty bad. I don’t have, and can’t foresee any issues with the ones in my 94. Look great and solid as a rock still.
 

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@NLXTACY i am in for a set once they are available. Also happy to pre-order, but I am pretty sure you won’t be doing those anymore…😉
 

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Matt, perhaps you should stop using it as a recovery point.
 

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But sometimes I need recovery... and to not fall off my slider.


I understand that all too well.

Let’s see a picture of this grab handle your big ass has deformed.
 

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I understand that all too well.

Let’s see a picture of this grab handle your big ass has deformed.
Just jumped a plane to Tennessee. You're going to have to wait in breathless anticipation for 2 weeks.
 

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