Mulsanne

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rossingnol

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12 posts

54 months

Saturday 20th June
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Has anyone found a solution for peeling chrome on 2011Bentley Mulsanne door handles at a replacement cost of £ 1 k per handle a cheaper solution would be great ...!


SRT Hellcat

6,371 posts

173 months

Saturday 20th June
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have you thought of removing the handle and having it re-chromed by a specialist company

rossingnol

Original Poster:

12 posts

54 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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I think its really hard to match the finish

RichardAVogel

10 posts

58 months

Friday 26th June
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I had a 2013 Mulsanne for 3 years. It should be identical to a 2011. I understood ALL shiny metal was stainless steel, both inside and out. Is it possible something other than chrome plating deterioration is happening? Is this what a Bentley dealer is saying? Very perplexed.
RV

rossingnol

Original Poster:

12 posts

54 months

Saturday 27th June
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Hi

Its like a chrome plating that lifts away from the handle .

Davetherave95

81 posts

58 months

Sunday 28th June
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I think it’s a common problem. 2 of my handles were affected and replacement was the only option from Bentley. All the exterior metal detail on the car is chrome plate, not stainless steel.
Eventually I got fed up with all the cosmetic problems my car had and let the car go which was a shame

rossingnol

Original Poster:

12 posts

54 months

Tuesday 30th June
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Interesting .
What issues did you have ?

RichardAVogel

10 posts

58 months

Tuesday 30th June
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I just called my Bentley service manager. I was wrong. The door handles are chrome plated. Sorry for my error...
Rich Vogel

Davetherave95

81 posts

58 months

Tuesday 30th June
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rossingnol said:
Interesting .
What issues did you have ?
I had multiple paint corrosion issues, lots of small bubbles of corrosion on the lower panels, the naim amplifier broke costing £2200 to replace, fuel gauge stopped working, leaking suspension unit, rattling exhaust caused by a broken exhaust muffler, multiple dash board squeaks, multiple chrome issues, peeling and cracking. This was a Bentley preowned example too. Got rid of it after 18 months as was just causing too much trouble. To top it off the local dealer was dreadful too!