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Old 04-12-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Puncture in Door. How to fix? Please help :(

How would you guys recommend repairing a puncture that looks like this:



I have had such bad luck with this car, it's almost beyond belief. I do not have the money to pay someone to fix this. Please, someone, advise.

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #2
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:05 AM   #3
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You should be able to now.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:09 AM   #4
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ok. umm how the hell did this happen? And no, you cant fix that yourself unless you want it to look like ****. In the mean time i would try covering it up with something so water doesnt get inside.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:11 AM   #5
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I put electrical tape over it so it won't rust out or start to look worse.
I don't want to hear "no." someone out there has to have a better answer than that.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:17 AM   #7
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You're gonna need to weld that hole shut.

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:19 AM   #8
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You can stop it rusting by liberally coating it in vasoline or bearing grease. Electrical tape won't help at all.
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I put electrical tape over it so it won't rust out or start to look worse.
I don't want to hear "no." someone out there has to have a better answer than that.
Well then its time to grow up isn't it? you CANNOT properly fix this yourself, this is why people have insurance, call them up and make a claim. If you cant afford it im sorry, that's your own issue.
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Well then its time to grow up isn't it? you CANNOT properly fix this yourself, this is why people have insurance, call them up and make a claim. If you cant afford it im sorry, that's your own issue.
Maybe it's time for YOU to grow up. I can do anything that any other person can with a little work. If you don't have anything to say that's helpful, quit talking.
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You can stop it rusting by liberally coating it in vasoline or bearing grease. Electrical tape won't help at all.
I put vasoline on it. Thank you your help.
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Bottom line is if your asking what you should do about this then you obviously do not have any body work experience. Do not attempt this. With that said youll need to cover it up with either bondo or even better weld a piece to it. Youll need paint, paint gun, sand paper, air compressor and wax. Good luck.



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Old 04-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #13
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Re-skin the door - replace the outer metal with one from a junk yard and have it painted when you can afford to have it painted. This is what body shop would likely do - not sure how easy it is to re-skin the door DIY.

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Old 04-12-2011, 12:29 PM   #14
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bondo then paint.
That's what I'm thinking is the only cost-effective solution. If I wanted to, I could just buy a door for cheaper than it would cost a body shop to do it.
I'm probably going to do it next week.
I'll take pictures too, and maybe that'll shut alwaysbored up.
maybe then you'll find something productive to do.
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