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Old 07-26-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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Hello all,

Quick question. My weatherstripping around my front door apparently needed to be replaced for a while, and in the time that it was not replaced, water managed to get in and start rotting out the bottom part of the door.

What I'm wondering is, is this salvagable? Can I clean out the rotted wood and use wood filler or some sort of expanding foam to fill the area, then cut it down/sand it, and then strip/repaint the entire door? The rot doesn't go too deep, just about an inch in or so.

I'm looking for ideas so I don't have to replace the entire door hopefully. Any help would be great!


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1st figure out why it rotted and fix that - Maybe the weather-strip as mentioned.
Then use an epoxy wood hardener and filler kit made for this application, bondo is not the best choice.

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1st figure out why it rotted and fix that - Maybe the weather-strip as mentioned.
Then use an epoxy wood hardener and filler kit made for this application, bondo is not the best choice.
Yup. The weatherstripping is definitely the issue. I'm fixing that at the same time.

Do you have a link to a kit you are referring to so I know what I'm looking for?
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http://www.amazon.com/System-Three-S...bxgy_hi_text_b
For the filler, Put in some screws to give it something to hold to.

http://www.amazon.com/System-Three-R.../dp/B0015YJIY4
THis to nuetralize/fix the rot. Scrape away all the old stuff fist
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