I used a WD40 type lubricant on my garage door track this winter and just
noticed it dripped onto the front of one of the door panels. I tried
cleaning it with 401 withoout luck then paint thiner and finally acetone
(after I called the lubricant manufacturer).
Well I think I've gotten myself into a bit of a piclkle because now I've
remove paint to the point where some corners and edges of a small cross
member are showing gray; I'm pretty sure that's base metal.
Bottom line: Looks like the door is powder coated (painted) and I've removed
enough to disturb the asthetics. Area is the size of a softball.
Question: Repair suggestions?
You might call the manufacturer to see if they have a spray touch up they
can sell you. Wayne Dalton has a touch up available for their doors. Won't
be perfect though unless you repaint the door completely.
If the paint is pretty old (sounds like it is weathered and thin), you
probably should repaint the whole thing, with rusty metal primer on the
bare spot. I don't know about WD40, but mineral spirits is pretty safe
for painted finished. Any rusty spots?
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