Repairing Fiberglass Doors

 

Repair Fiberglass Doors

Many people do not realize how easy it can be to repair fiberglass doors, especially since they can become damaged more easily than other doors. Though fiberglass is a strong material, over time, your fiberglass door can easily become scratched or cracked. Rather than spending all the money it would cost to completely replace your door, or have a professional repair it for you, you can save a lot of money doing the job yourself. You would be surprised at how easy it can be, and just how good it will look when you take the time to repair the door yourself.

 

Here is a list of the tools and other things you will need to repair your door:

-A grinder

-Solvents

-Paste wax

-Waxed backing

-Fiberglass fabric and mat

-Resin

 

 

Preparing Your Door for Repair

To prepare your door, you will need to locate the damaged part that you wish to repair, then take your grinder (another tool can be used instead, if you do not have one) and cut out this portion of the door at an angle. When you have the hole you wish to work with, use the solvents to clean it out thoroughly. If there is any dirt left inside, it will make it impossible for your repair to last.

 

Applying the Fiberglass Fabric and Mat

Once you have prepared your fiberglass door, apply the past wax around the hole to make sure that your door will look more attractive later. Then, put the waxed backer at the base of the whole to give you a sturdy place to work; it should be smooth and match the rest of the door. Measure the hole and cut your fiberglass fabric and mat- you should use two layers of the fabric, with one layer of the mat between them. You may need additional layers in order to fill the hole properly.

 

Adding the Finishing Touches

Now that you have done all this, it is time to add an epoxy resin to patch the rest of the hole. You should follow the directions on the resin because some may require you to use additional chemicals. The, remove any air bubbles from the resin and remove the waxed backing. All you have to do now is sand down your fiberglass door, until it is smooth and seamless.

 

Now that you are finished, you will be able to appreciate just how durable and strong fiberglass really is, and you will never again have to worry about the scratches and cracks that can come from years of wear and tear. Remember to be careful with your tools and chemicals to prevent the rest of your door from being damaged in the process of repairing another part of it.

 

This is all it takes to repair fiberglass doors. It can save you a lot of money, and keep your fiberglass door looking great. There is no need to replace it or have a professional do it for you. Doing it yourself will give you the same beautiful look that your door originally had when you first bought it, and your fiberglass door will be strong and sturdy for years to come.

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