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Topic by Kindlingmaker posted 10-31-2008 05:11 PM 4385 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-31-2008 05:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip entryway doors painting

I have a front door that is a steel skinned core door. The paint needed to be removed and replaced so out came the heat gun and the putty knife. I soon found that the core of the door was foam and that the heat gun was melting the foam making the door come apart! Back to the sanding method…

-- What do you mean I can't use a coat hanger for 12 ga wire?

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11-03-2008 08:19 PM

Yea, steel cored door is kinda misleading isn’t it? You would think it is a steel door, but it is more like a steel sandwich instead. Maybe some paint stripper would work also, if the door is smooth.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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11-04-2008 05:28 PM

The doors have a sort of thick plastic coating, almost a bonded sheeting. I have tried just about every chemical I could get my hands on. I ended up just sanding the best i could then putting think texured coats of primer then paint to help cover the inperfections.

-- What do you mean I can't use a coat hanger for 12 ga wire?

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11-08-2008 06:36 AM

That sounds like one of my tricks! Ever try to store lacquer thinner in a styrofoam cup?

-- http://woodsongsfurniture.com

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11-08-2008 04:10 PM

I had to laugh at that one Dennis.I tried cleaning my brushes with paint thinner in a styro soup container.Oh ya what fun that was.All over the place.(lol)

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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05-31-2010 12:59 PM

Hi kindlingmaker,

How’s your core door? Did you use any paint remover? How did it go?

-- http://stoneideasllc.com/

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09-24-2013 03:05 AM

I was shocked to learn this too, but for another reason. great sources!

-- Stephen Andy, USA, http://www.ServiceGarageDoors.us/

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