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Old 09-23-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Exterior door repair

Another project on this new-to-us MH is repairing the door. It works fine, locks and all but it is ugly on the inside. Looks like there was a leak or something-and the inside skin is all wrinkled and doesn't seem to be wide enough anymore to tuck under the metal door frame. Is this replaceable? Has anyone dealt with this? I don't want to buy a new door. Is there an angle piece of some sort I can put over it and screw into the metal frame?
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Looks like photo paper on plywood. Is that correct? Are you able to remove the old and install with all new wood.
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Thanks for your response. Yes, it is paper over thin wood but truthfully, I am a bit afraid to take the door all apart. I would love to hear from someone who HAS done this.
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Maybe easier to just purchase and install a new door.....
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A little pricey but here you go

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Old 09-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #6
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Try Panolam fiberglas wall panel. about 1/10th inch thick
Neighbor used this material on cargo trailer walls. Should work on your door, remove old plywood and use water based contact cement. ( Most contact cements will disolve foam) Has a dimpled finish on one side, smooth gloss on the other.
Shop Panolam 0.09"D x 4'W x 8'H White Fiberglass Reinforced Wall Panel at Lowes.com

A lot depends on how hard it is to remove the door covering

hope this helps.
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I have rebuilt several doors. This is a classic case of water infiltration. The inside panel is luan with wallpaper covering. You will have to remove the door. Place it on sawhorses. Take off the lock, window frame, and take off the edging. Remove the paneling. The framing is wood. Replace any wood framing that is damaged. Replace the inside paneling. You can buy new paneling at any Home Depot or Lowes.
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Thank you for the link. THere is nothing wrong with the outside of the door and it is painted to match the coach.......
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Try Panolam fiberglas wall panel. about 1/10th inch thick
Neighbor used this material on cargo trailer walls. Should work on your door, remove old plywood and use water based contact cement. ( Most contact cements will disolve foam) Has a dimpled finish on one side, smooth gloss on the other.
Shop Panolam 0.09"D x 4'W x 8'H White Fiberglass Reinforced Wall Panel at Lowes.com

A lot depends on how hard it is to remove the door covering

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I bet it will! I used this stuff inside a horse trailer and it was pretty easy to work with.
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I have rebuilt several doors. This is a classic case of water infiltration. The inside panel is luan with wallpaper covering. You will have to remove the door. Place it on sawhorses. Take off the lock, window frame, and take off the edging. Remove the paneling. The framing is wood. Replace any wood framing that is damaged. Replace the inside paneling. You can buy new paneling at any Home Depot or Lowes.
Awesome....gonna do it!

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Go for it girl. Lets us know how it works. Heck, take some pictures.
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