Bringing old and faded door panels back to life

rodent

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Here's a neat tip to restore the door panels. Clear paint. I used gloss since thats all I had laying around but I'd suggest a semi gloss.

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DREDnot

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That clear coat is a good idea.

Mine was missing the door panels altogether. I found a set of blue ones and painted them with Rustoleum Satin Dark Brown. Seemed like a perfect match.

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Did the dash as well.
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GREENMV

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Years ago I cleaned my door panel's with a scotch bright pad, then wiped down with acetone. I sprayed them with Rustoleum primer then sprayed with Rustoleum satin black and they have held up very well. Surprised.
 

n8roro

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In the fall I wiped down the exterior and door panels that were looking tired with wd40 and it made a huge difference. We'll see how long it lasts. Even if I do it twice a year it doesn't take long to do.
 

dougco1

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I did the heat gun method to bring back the color. left a nice low luster dark color and smoothed out the scratches. No coating required afterwards but may help keep the color for the long haul
 
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