DIY: AE86 Door Panel Repair (From Old Forum)

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DIY: AE86 Door Panel Repair (From Old Forum)

Postby AE86Kai » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:32 am

As per request from several members here, once again here is my DIY project that I have performed on my AE86 Door panel.
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Purchased mint condition door panels from my local yard with minor nicks.

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Time to fix it. After quick research on the web, I have decided to try this. Only $8.00 at Walmart.
(There are better version for $15.00 from the same company as well that include electric iron that I think it is easier to use.)


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Follow the instructions and create a crator at a damaged area with razor blade or hobby knife.

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Fill the damage area with filler that is included in a repair kit

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Let it dry for 4 hours and then, apply black color on the damaged area,
then, create that "OEM pattern" with pattern sheet using provided heating tools.
(Just follow the instruction...it is easy).


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According to the instructions, this complete the repair but, I did not like the result.
Therefore, I have decided to paint the panel with Duplicolor Vinyl Interior Paint (Flat Black).


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Then for that final touch, apply Armorall.
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Step back and look at the final result and smile.
(Yes, if you look carefully, you can tell the repaired area but good enough for DIY level .)


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Re: DIY: AE86 Door Panel Repair (From Old Forum)

Postby Moto_Club4AG » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:44 pm

Awesome. Welcome back AE86 Kai


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Re: DIY: AE86 Door Panel Repair (From Old Forum)

Postby saiGone » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:36 am

I remember your original post back in the day.

I immediately went to walmart and bought that kit. haha
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Re: DIY: AE86 Door Panel Repair (From Old Forum)

Postby smackdownz » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:36 am

wow that actually is pretty neat! good job

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Re: DIY: AE86 Door Panel Repair (From Old Forum)

Postby PapiLopezGTS » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:02 pm

I'm in the process of doing the same but replacing the upper vinyl on my SR5 door panels. Good write up and good job.

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Re: DIY: AE86 Door Panel Repair (From Old Forum)

Postby Rwddriftsvx » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:15 am

This is awesome! I wanted to do this on my 76 celica seeing most of my panel is perfect besides a few little holes.

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