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Old 04-12-2021, 01:51 PM   #1
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Exterior door skin

Iíve seen a few builds that detail replacing the interior door skin, but not the exterior skin. Has anyone reading this ever done it, or know if a build thread that shows it? Iím terrified to take mine apart to replace the skin, but the edges of my door are all bent inward and I havenít had any luck straightening them with a hammer and dolly
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Old 04-12-2021, 03:02 PM   #2
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It really isn't that different than an interior skin, at least on an Airstream. We dismantled ours awhile back...I would just take lots of pictures on how things are taken apart to refer to when putting it back together. Also, label everything & use the old panels for templates for new/replaced panels. Good luck!

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I agree with InsideOut its not that much different than doing the inside skin. It's my next project to do in June. I face two items that require the most planning.

Deciding how to finish out the bottom of the door. (My door had been damaged prior and the lower section was spliced in poorly and I believe it goes down too far.)

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Second, to get the edge beaded to match the original. I have the bead roller, but I'll make new dies.

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Old 04-28-2021, 03:06 PM   #4
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I'm thinking about using a thicker skin on the door than what's currently there, so that it's less likely to bend in the future. Would there be any disadvantages to that?
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