My once beautiful GMC truck fell victim to petit theft, in which the perps attacked both door handles with screwdrivers.
I've gotten two estimates, one for $600 and another for $800. I can't afford this in the near future.
I was thinking about shaving the door handles, and trying to do this repair myself. I have no experience and in my mind it seems to be easier to just shave them off, rather than attempt to return them to their original state.
So, I was just at Pep Boys and noticed how inexpensive the materials and tools were. Perhaps $50 (not including paint)? I saw an aluminum mesh with an adhesive backing that's ready to stuck and be bondo'd. As a complete newbie, what are my chances of making these things near perfect my first time out? I won't do the paint myself more than likely. As for the internal workings of the shaved door, would I be able to use the door lock motor as the door popper?
Any advice for my situation would be greatly appreciated.
[ January 22, 2003: Message edited by: Victim ]</p>