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Can the Pop and Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle # PAL5500 be Painted for 2013 Toyota Tacoma

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Hello, I have a tacoma 2013 doublecad trdsport limited, my question is this lock can be pain it, the original is pain it,Thats all.

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I spoke with my contact at Pop and Lock and he told me that the Custom Locking Tailgate Handle, # PAL5500, can be painted, however, since this item will be exposed to the elements, cracking and chipping may be common.

He recommended prepping the handle properly so paint stays on the handle longer and he also recommended using an automotive paint that will be more durable and last longer. You should also not paint the lock core or any mechanical or metal parts.

For an OEM appearance, it may be best to take the item to a professional automotive painter.

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