Yesterday, I received the door handles that I ordered.
Figured I would pop them on. Also, I wanted to size up the backing plate that I got. It's supposed to make the whole assembly more rigid and reduce the flex on the metal of the door skin.
First appearance is very nice. Really nicely done chrome and the button functions very well, with no sticking. Fits perfectly in the mounting holes with no slop at all. That could also be helped out by the fresh coats of paint and clear coat,making the holes a bit more snug.
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The backing plate was an impulse purchase. Kind of a "let's see if this actually does anything" moment.
I will say that it also fits well, the holes line up perfectly with the holes in the door and the studs on the handle. I installed the handle without the backing plate to see how opening and closing it felt. Then installed it with the plate... I can report that it definitely makes a noticeable difference.
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The metal underneath the handle doesn't flex at all when you push the button and/or open and close the door. Very happy I got them.
I would recommend both of these products.
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