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bmech211 11-23-2003 02:41 PM

Door Skin Replacement
 
I replaced a set of door skins and am totally unsatisfied with the way they turned out. All the prep work was done prior to fitting them and the skins ended up fitting nicely onto the door shell. The problem arose from folding the edge with the Eastwood door skin pliers. They literally dented the skin in every location I had pressed. Also the fold is rippled and isn't flat along the inner portion of the shell.

I would hope that I used the pliers correctly as there's only one way they'll work. Can someone please give me a better alternative to these pliers and possibly a little walk through of the install?

Thanks a Million

Kevin45 11-23-2003 05:39 PM

Here you go!!! A step by step walk thru with pictures on how to remove, replace and finish off a door skin. This is on a Mustang but the process works on any car. CHECK IT OUT HERE!!!!


Kevin

78 chevy truck 11-24-2003 12:09 PM

what about truck floors and rocker panels

mitmaks 11-24-2003 10:11 PM

uve used some kind of "pliers" from eastwood? lol thats first time i heard about that one.. you use rubber block and special body hammer to put on skins. no damage whatsoever.

bmech211 11-25-2003 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by mitmaks
uve used some kind of "pliers" from eastwood? lol thats first time i heard about that one.. you use rubber block and special body hammer to put on skins. no damage whatsoever.
Check 'em out.
http://www.eastwoodco.com/itemdy00.a...1.x=38&I1.y=61

mitmaks 11-25-2003 05:25 PM

"ingenious" tool lol ha ha..oh well we all make mistakes. I wouldnt use that, its too narrow and it WILL damage door skin, making little indentations. you wanna use rubber dolly on oustide and special hammer to bump skin on. Ill see if i can find pics of it.

aha...there you go..
http://www.autobodydepot.net/scripts...sid=1108215604

thats what you need to do it properly.


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