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Old 04-14-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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I need to repair my garage door but don't want to replace it. I have two panels that are in need of surface repair and I was wondering if anybody has any ideas on how to go about it. I have thought about putting a vinyl or wood or even a metal type skin or veneer on it but I am not having any luck finding out how to do it. It is a 16ft wide door.

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Fiberglas, fiber-wood, metal, what?

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I need to repair my garage door but don't want to replace it. I have two panels that are in need of surface repair and I was wondering if anybody has any ideas on how to go about it. I have thought about putting a vinyl or wood or even a metal type skin or veneer on it but I am not having any luck finding out how to do it. It is a 16ft wide door.
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Wood Door. Cannot locate my camera. It has four long panels.
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Wood Door. Cannot locate my camera. It has four long panels.
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Since the face of the panels faces the door frame and should almost touch it in the closed position, any covering you put on those panels will have to be quite thin. That limits your material selection to something like sheet metal/aluminum. I'm not sure how good that would look nor cost-effective.
The pictures will help people to think of alternatives. Perhaps the door is only messed up on the surface and can be fixed with wood putty, sanded, and painted.
If made from hardboard, it may be a goner.
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Since the face of the panels faces the door frame and should almost touch it in the closed position, any covering you put on those panels will have to be quite thin. That limits your material selection to something like sheet metal/aluminum.
Not necessarily!!!

All rails/roller tracks are adjustable to compensate for door thickness.

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