All my search efforts on door skins have come up with replacing metal panels
on car doors.
Although I have books on making new doors from scratch (ouch!) I can't seem
to find anything on major repairs for old ones.
There is almost nothing on wood door skins for doors in the home.
So, I'm hoping you folks can help me out, big time.
I have an exterior entry door with severe water-induced delamination damage
(read that as a four year legal battle with the roofers and the tile
The current external door skin is shredded at the bottom although it is
solid as a rock above the damaged area. Obviously, the external door skin
must be replaced but I plan to change the 45 year old door somewhat, which
will require replacement of both skins after filling in current holes used
for mailbox slot, peep hole, and door latch mechanisms.
The door is much too thick to allow simply placing new skins over the old,
and probably would not last if done that way.
Can the old door skins be removed? What is the best method for removing the
old door skins so that I can apply new skins?.
Remembering this is an external door, is contact cement the best choice for
application of the new skins, or is there something better or easier like
liquid nail or ??????
Are there any "secrets", tips, or warnings to applying door skins before I
get started on this overdue and dreaded project?