create a component smart group in the components workspace that contains these objects. do the permission update there.
Just realized the problem, updating permissions from Component Template or from its parent folder doesnt give you the option of adding Component.*
it only gives you option of ComponentTemplate.* or ComponentTemplateGroup.*, ComponentTemplateFolder.*
I think I found a workaround, if you click on the Component Template itself, click Group Explorer View, you can select multiple Components at once, select Update Permissions and you can mass update these components from there.
Or use the components workspace ….
thx for the tip. . .worked great. . . .