metal door dents resized 600Dents in your metal front door are unsightly. You will see blemishes from small dings to sizable dents. Fortunately, repairing the dents is an easy process.

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It’s a good idea to lightly clean the door and then rough up the dents with some sandpaper or steel wool. You can buy bondo at an auto parts store or you can opt for various metal repair products at a home center.

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Some products require you to mix them together and others you can use straight from the can. Just read the manufacturer’s instructions to figure it out.

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Basically, you are going to use a wide putty knife and push the product into the dented area, and spread it out. If the area is large, you will probably have to use several coats of the product. It is generally better to use several passes than one large swath. Let the preceding coat dry before you add another coat. The idea is to get the area flat and flush with the surrounding area so that when you paint it, it will be unnoticeable.

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When the area is flat, sand it smooth. You can use wet/dry sandpaper up to 220 grit. Start with slightly larger grits and work down to 220.

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When done sanding you can paint the entire door. Prime the door first and then paint it. Use a paint conditioner like Floetrol for latex paints or Penetrol for oil based. These will slow the drying down and allow any brush or roller marks to disappear.

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