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hello, i picked up a couple of the interior door panels for my 74 gmc pickup, i would like to know how do i repair them they are the stock panels, kind of the plastic material, they are a bit faded, and have a few deep scratches in them, can i use body filler to repair them like a steel panel and then sand them down,,,,,,, has anybody had any experience repairing this type of panel, any help would be greatfull,thanks in advance

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hello, i picked up a couple of the interior door panels for my 74 gmc pickup, i would like to know how do i repair them they are the stock panels, kind of the plastic material, they are a bit faded, and have a few deep scratches in them, can i use body filler to repair them like a steel panel and then sand them down,,,,,,, has anybody had any experience repairing this type of panel, any help would be greatfull,thanks in advance
Body filler doesn't stick to plastic applicators, so it's unlikely to stick to plastic door panels. Don't these panels have graining? You'll loose that if you fill and sand. There are fillers for plastic, particularly now that lots of cars have plastic body parts. Check with your auto paint supplier. You'll need to know the exact type of plastic, however (ABS, PVC, etc) since the type of filler must match the type of plastic. Unfortunately, the easier solution might be to just get repro panels. They are readily available for the 73-87 C/K trucks.
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If you use an adhesion promoter..get that from a paint supplier..that is what we use on plastic bumpers and such e then shoot with a primer then do any scratch filling and then reprime and shoot the final..and yes any texture that is there will be gone and you will have smooth panels..would be easier to buy some repros that are good..

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