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Old 12-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Full door painting

Hey guys so I just bought a pair of full steel doors. So my question is do I need to remove the interior door panels before taking them to a shop and having them painted ?

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:11 AM   #2
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I took mine off before I got them painted. Makes it easier and better finished product especially if the doors are going to painted a different color.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
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I took mine off before I got them painted. Makes it easier and better finished product especially if the doors are going to painted a different color.
yep.if you don't take them off then the paint shop will,if they are a real paint shop
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
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you can, it will save you some $$$$$ but be careful not to break any of the clips. personally id let the shop do it, they have all the correct tools it wont add much to the bill
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Ok thanks guys I think I will take your advice and just have the shop take care of things.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #6
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Personally, I'd strip it to a bare shell. Door panel, window regulator, weatherstrip, latch, door handle...Everything. The less the body shop has to do, the cheaper it should be, and the less they can screw up.
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Personally, I'd strip it to a bare shell. Door panel, window regulator, weatherstrip, latch, door handle...Everything. The less the body shop has to do, the cheaper it should be, and the less they can screw up.
or the less you can screw up, theres a reason they get paid for this kinda stuff
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #8
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or the less you can screw up, theres a reason they get paid for this kinda stuff
Why would I screw it up? I DO get paid to do this kind of stuff.

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