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KrazyKong

Respray. Have Used Door. Things To Know?

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I've got a used door to replace the one I put a massive crease in. Seeing as how there are dings and things all over the car, it's going to be an expensive operation to get it all sorted and pretty much just a full respray.

I have a used door (maroon/red colour) that still has the window in it. My car is silver by the way.

What should I do before it's painted. Should I take out the glass and everything? The painter would like the door itself first to paint on the insides etc., then will fit it to the car and do the outside, blending and respraying etc.

Is taking out the glass and whatever is in the door difficult?

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Hi mate, taking out the glass is advisable however if you only want the outside painted I don't see why you need to remove it. Best to ask your panel shop first - they should be able to do it for you as part of the exercise. However, take the glass out isn't hard. You simply unclip the interior door trims, remove some screws, disconnect the window motor's wires and then remove the interior shelving then you will see there's a little metal lever holding the piece of glass in place, you will need to unscrew sections of the bottom of the glass from the lever(s) and then the glass it out.

With painting, make sure the painter (they should) blends the colour according to the colour code and then give the whole car a good buff to ensure the colour is consistent throughout the whole car so it blends.

Good luck.

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Hi Robo. I'm attempting to help the painter by doing some of this sort of work myself to bring the labour costs down. Since the door is red and my car is silver, he wants to paint all the insides of the door and around the edges before it's fitted to the car, where it will be blended and all of that.

I think I will take the glass out. I still have the damaged door too which is currently on the car and it's glass is fine so I might use that one instead.

I just wanted to know what to do, so that when I drop it off he can do whatever painting to it he needs and I don't have to worry about what I should or could have done before hands.

Thanks for the explanation Robo :)

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Hi Robo. I'm attempting to help the painter by doing some of this sort of work myself to bring the labour costs down. Since the door is red and my car is silver, he wants to paint all the insides of the door and around the edges before it's fitted to the car, where it will be blended and all of that.

I think I will take the glass out. I still have the damaged door too which is currently on the car and it's glass is fine so I might use that one instead.

I just wanted to know what to do, so that when I drop it off he can do whatever painting to it he needs and I don't have to worry about what I should or could have done before hands.

Thanks for the explanation Robo :)

No worries mate makes sense if you can saving on labour. I suggest you choose an open space with plenty of room to take the glass out and have a blanket on the ground for you to put the glass onto once you've unbolted it.

Should take you 40 minutes max. Be careful and don't force the glass out too much.

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