Any ideas how to repair a garage door pannel?
It is an old, but standard garage door each of the five
pannels is the same basic wide plank shap and appears to have been
made with a thin skin over something softer, maybe a styofoam product.
It now has two dents (maybe a little over an inch deep and
about three inches in diamitar. I have not been able to find
matching pannels. I am thinking of trying some foam product and
trying to re-paint the door. Hopefully I can use some sort of filler
to come to a close match to the rest of the door in surface texture.
Any suggestions, experiences etc.
BTW I am trying to get the home ready for sale. It is
investment property and overall it is not in great shape, but it is a
lot better than it was a couple of months ago. In short I really
don't want to invest much money as I doubt it will give a return.
On Aug 28, 3:24 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I've never tried it on a garage door but you can mix foam filler,
sometimes called micro balloons, with epoxy to make a paste. Small
amounts can be gotten at a hobby store. Use lots of filler andthe
result will be easily sanded. Do the repair while the garage door is
up and then it will be easy to make it level with the rest of the
On Aug 28, 2:24 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Your filler choice should be obvious, good old Bondo or similar auto
body filler. Available almost everywhere, any auto supply store. Cures
too fast to leave much time for texturing, but easy to hand work with
a Dremel or some such if you want to mimic a wood grain. Pros smooth
it level with a Stanley Surform (cheese grater) just after it begins
to harden and that saves time sanding. Ready for primer/paint in a
couple of hours.
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