Tailgate Handle Chrome?

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I just noticed the tailgate handle is the only thing on the truck in chrome. I have the sport pkg, so I just assumed everything was blacked out, WRONG. Does everyone else with the sport pkg have the same chrome tailgate handle or did they just forget to make mine black?
 

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That narrow metal strip under the camera? Mine is chrome too (Lariat and Sport packages)
 
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Yep. The Handle you pull to open the tailgate. Might have to put some flat black shrink wrap over it, unless they make a black OEM handle.
 

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mine is chrome too

could plasti coat it or just leave it alone
 
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Decisions, decisions. I'll try and leave it alone, but my OCD might not allow it for very long. ;)
 

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I’m going to vynl wrap mine, just ordered the stuff to do it. Gonna do this and the chrome under the windows. I ordered a platinum but of course you can’t do the blacked out package with the platinum.
 

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I just noticed my XLT has a black tailgate handle. If I bought the blackout package and my truck showed up with chrome on it I think I would have to take it back.

 

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Others have swapped the chrome Lariat handle for the XLT black handle. The rumor is that Ford heard the complaints and is using the black tailgate handle on the 2021 Black Appearance Package that has replaced the Lariat Sport Package.
 

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I just noticed my XLT has a black tailgate handle. If I bought the blackout package and my truck showed up with chrome on it I think I would have to take it back.

Since you have chrome bumpers the chrome handle might look good on your XLT. You could swap out handles with the OP.
 

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Mine was chrome on my sport Lariat chrome no more
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Since you have chrome bumpers the chrome handle might look good on your XLT. You could swap out handles with the OP.
I am not a chrome fan, I spent too many years at motorcycle rally's watching the Harley guys polish their chrome(nothing against Harley riders). I wish I would of ordered a truck with the blacked out grille and paint matched bumpers, but like I said before I was in hurry to get a HD truck to pull my trailer around so I picked the Tremor that was coming into town that had most of the $hit I wanted. I have to say though, the chrome front end and bumpers look good on this truck, it is growing on me.

No, I will not swap out any of the black on this truck for chrome. ;)
 
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