• Share:

Comments from DIY Community Members

Share what's on your mind and see what other DIYers are thinking about.

1 - 1 of 1 comments
Show per page: 20   All

July 01, 11:17 AM [GMT -5]

I've done this before and it works, but doesn't work... In areas where you have freezing weather, the repair patch will show through after your first winter if you use canned spray primer or even a good roll on primer (like Kilz). I've done both, I live in Chicago, and the repair patches are now a couple years old. The ones on the outside of the doors are noticeable while the ones on the inside are not. On the other hand, my neighbor is an auto-body guy. He made the same repair, but sprayed the door with a high quality primer that he uses on cars. He also sprayed the door with paint he uses for cars. His repair never came through. And a final story... My grandfather made this repair on a door (which is where I got the idea from). He lives in Arizona and his repair patch looks great. I'm no expert, but I'm guessing that the extreme cold/hot weather cycles has something to do with why my repairs didn't last.

+ Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Steel Door Repair: Repair a Dented Steel Door

Please add your comment

Log in to My Account

Log in to enjoy membership benefits from The Family Handyman.

  • Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account yet?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers.

Member benefits:

  • Get a FREE Traditional Bookcase Project Plan
  • Sign up for FREE DIY newsletters
  • Save projects to your project binder
  • Ask and answer questions in our DIY Forums
  • Share comments on DIY Projects and more!
Join Us Today

Report Abuse

Reasons for reporting post

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us