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DIY: AE86 Door Panel Repair (From Old Forum)

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:32 am
by AE86Kai
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)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:44 pm
by Moto_Club4AG
Awesome. Welcome back AE86 Kai


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

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:36 am
by saiGone
I remember your original post back in the day.

I immediately went to walmart and bought that kit. haha

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

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:36 am
by smackdownz
wow that actually is pretty neat! good job

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

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:02 pm
by PapiLopezGTS
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:15 am
by Rwddriftsvx
This is awesome! I wanted to do this on my 76 celica seeing most of my panel is perfect besides a few little holes.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:56 pm
by AE86Kai
I apologize for the delay, it took me nearly one month to move all my photos from photobucket to flickr.
Thank you for your kind comments and I hope this topic will be useful to someone who has little damage on the door panels. :mrgreen:

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

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:41 pm
by CloudStrife
Thanks re-uploading!

Do you have SR5 door panels?

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

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:48 am
by AE86Kai
CloudStrife wrote:Thanks re-uploading!

Do you have SR5 door panels?


You are welcome and thank you for your comments.
Unfortunately, I do not own any spare door panels... :|

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

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:29 pm
by CloudStrife
Lol, I was asking if those door panels are from an SR5 model.. They look moulded.. :)

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

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:41 am
by AE86Kai
CloudStrife wrote:Lol, I was asking if those door panels are from an SR5 model.. They look moulded.. :)


LOL...yes they were from SR5 model.
If I remember correctly, they were removed from RED Zenki Coupe.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:56 am
by CloudStrife
SR5 panels look so much better :(. Our GT-S fabric doors fall apart so easily...