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Thread: Restoring door panels

  1. #26
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    REAR DOORS

    From what it looks like - those will be easier to work on. There is no pockets and big hump. No pocket to "unglue" and "reglue". And no extra cuts. Also, those are pretty level. But again - I'm writing in real-time, maybe there will be something else

    Let's start. Hopefully forum will handle all those pictures

    1. This is how it looked originally
    2. Some details of original condition
    3. Top
    4. Another pic of delaminating top
    5. Pulling insert - you can see how it was "repaired" before..


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    6. Another picture of what you should not do to your doors!!!
    7. Car will be faster without all this metal
    8. This is what I have now after removing old vinyl and million staples. Card is damaged by staples! Now I have to sand it smooth..
    9. One view of top in relation to bottom.
    10. Another view of top in relation to bottom.

    Question about #9-10. Do you know how they should go in relation to each other?? Should they be flush? Mine is unglued and so far the only challenge I see is how to glue them back together.
    What glue, what position, etc...



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    11. Clean old green glue with tack free cloth/acetone. Sand it good.
    12. Sand on inside, this is surface which will be glued to the bottom card. See my previous Q in red. I think they need to be glued only along top
    13. Another view of prepped and old tops, you can see how someone tried to glue it back but it came apart again.
    14-15. Just pictures of ends for future reference on how it was.


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    This is where I ended. Working out small bits before going to main cards

    16. There was crack on top piece so I glued it back in. I used Dynatron because I have it laying around, any epoxy will do I guess, just need to prep surface.
    17. Mark and cut inserts from pre-made cardboard with foam. OTH, originals is not bad at all and I could reuse them. Even reuse foam. They totally fine and made from different material than front door. But I won't because I already had material.


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