Need help smoothing out doorskin - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2006, 11:58 AM
Ratchet's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Ontario Camaro Nationals 2008
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: London Ontario Canada Aye
Age: 56
Posts: 334
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Need help smoothing out doorskin

Ok after a couple of weeks of cutting and massaging I got the new door skin just the shape I want it. I was bending it over a 2 X 4 to get the curve of the door skin and ended up with a few lines in the skin. How do I work these babys out to get er nice and smooth.


Ric
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bodywork.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	44.2 KB
ID:	9275  

    Advertisement
__________________
Ric
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2006, 01:13 PM
32 Ford Model B
 

Last journal entry: 32 Ford LittleTruck Family History Pt 10
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Huntsville, AL
Age: 45
Posts: 30
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Can you get behind it with a curved metal dolly and tap it smooth with a body hammer? It'll most certainly need a thin coating of filler, but you're just trying to minimize the amount.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2006, 02:46 PM
Bee4Me's Avatar
Problem Child,Hard Case
 

Last journal entry: Strangest job I've ever done
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ARK.
Age: 57
Posts: 1,773
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Time for a shrinking disk.
And Wrays DVD if you haven't got one yet.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2006, 03:11 PM
cruzinTLT's Avatar
Lovin' The Cruzin'
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orange, VA
Age: 50
Posts: 148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
door skin

You sure you didn't use galvinized roof tin?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2006, 03:39 PM
milo's Avatar
point on positive
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: milogarage Calif.
Age: 58
Posts: 1,672
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
I keep saying to use guide coats ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2006, 09:10 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,707
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I think you've got her well within skim coat range
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2006, 09:23 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Green Bay, WI
Age: 44
Posts: 2,073
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
A few lines, thats like saying I got minor warpage when I welded new metal on the first door of an old car and got too careless with the welder before I wised up doing the other 3. Or are you trying to make the door skin look like one big grand am gt ground effect.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2006, 09:51 PM
46chevyfleetline's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: A few more
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 58
Posts: 245
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is of course just my opinion but I would take the door off lay it on the ground then have your local rental shop deliver you a Bomag 100 dual drum compactor. I think two or three trips over that door should just about get that door where you want. May take alittle time to refit it but youve gone this far, whats another couple days work. Good luck and let us know how you make out. Cheers Eh!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2006, 06:18 AM
32 Ford Model B
 

Last journal entry: 32 Ford LittleTruck Family History Pt 10
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Huntsville, AL
Age: 45
Posts: 30
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleTruck
Can you get behind it with a curved metal dolly and tap it smooth with a body hammer? It'll most certainly need a thin coating of filler, but you're just trying to minimize the amount.
Boy I guess all that went right over my head. I just now clicked on the thumbnail, and uh...well...hmmm.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2006, 02:17 PM
Ratchet's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Ontario Camaro Nationals 2008
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: London Ontario Canada Aye
Age: 56
Posts: 334
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleTruck
Boy I guess all that went right over my head. I just now clicked on the thumbnail, and uh...well...hmmm.
Gotcha

Ric
__________________
Ric
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2006, 04:58 PM
steve t's Avatar
ex biker, now hotrodder
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NC
Age: 64
Posts: 863
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you missed a dent in the roof, that don;t look bad on a inport, just a few more hours and you will be ready for paint, some where some body hog house is leaking
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smoothing out a plug to make a composite mold? mkehler Interior 5 10-08-2005 08:14 AM
Smoothing bumpers jhendrix Body - Exterior 3 05-20-2005 05:41 AM
'54 chev truck hood smoothing almega Body - Exterior 30 01-29-2005 04:18 PM
Smoothing Dash Cecil Stainback Interior 1 08-20-2004 02:13 PM
Smoothing out a 25 Not A T 25 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 10-31-2003 08:28 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.