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Hi there
I was moving furniture out of the house and unfortunately knocked this rather awkward hole in the door. I have been quoted silly amounts of money to repair it and i'd rather save the door if i can. So i am looking into fixing this myself even if the results wont be perfect.

Is it possible to get a piece of trim made to cover this? by taking a mold of the trim elsewhere on the door perhaps?

What are my filling options? i was thinking of filling it with wood filler [or similar] to do the bulk of the filling, let that set. Then top that off with white acrylic caulk and sand it into shape?

any help is much appreciated thank you.

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heeelllooo and welcome omaw3d :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

can we see from a bit further back to see the general setup please full door width

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Sure, will these do?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:56 pm 
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really awkward place :lol:
i would start with 2 part filler or no nails type stuff and pump it into the void
then building it up layer by layer over perhaps a few days to let it dry
then as you get close to the surface [about 3-4mm]cut a former from plastic to scrape the filler to the shape :dunno:

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Yeah its properly awkward.

Any ideas what i might use to make a mould? - i was thinking i could make a mould using a good bit of that awkward profile elsewhere on the door.
I could then use that mould to shape whatever filler i end up using to fill the bad bit.
Its that, or i just fill it gradually and as you say, scrape / sand it into shape as i go.

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not tried this but as an idea to make a rubber mold
you could try mark an area about 10mm greater than the damaged area all round place masking tape outside the area all round
vasiline[petrolium jelly] or similar inside the line only
build up at least a say 7mm thick layer off sanatery silicon from around the tape center all over
this is best done flat so on a door it will tend to slump so not too much at once
would also tape plastic or paper on the bottom off the door /step/floor in case it slumps more than expected :lol:
just be aware what ever you do you will always see it not half as bad as a big gap but it will always be on show

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I think I would use a profile gauge to make a piece of wood in the negative shape and then fill the void with white milliput, use the piece of wood to get it as close to shape as possible and then tidy it up when dry.


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Milliput maybe the answer here. I could use one batch to make a negative of the trims profile and let that set. Later i can use a second batch of miliput to fill the hole, and use my dried piece to shape it into position - let that dry.

Does that sound reasonable?

only thing left would be painting it to a close match.


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I found this page which might help https://www.wmboyle.co.uk/product-categ ... or-panels/ You might be able to match and let in a donor section?

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omaw3d wrote:
Milliput maybe the answer here. I could use one batch to make a negative of the trims profile and let that set. Later i can use a second batch of miliput to fill the hole, and use my dried piece to shape it into position - let that dry.

Does that sound reasonable?

only thing left would be painting it to a close match.


Yes you could probably do it that way too. If you use the white milliput you may get away without painting it.


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Hi guys, i thought i would come back and let you know how i got on.

I went ahead with the milliput idea. Unfortunately i messed up getting a negative imprint, the milliput sticks to everything!
Grease proof paper or something might have helped perhaps... but anyway. I just went for it and filled in the hole with milliput and shaped it in by hand.

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The results are a little rough as i still need to sand it and paint it. However even now the results are such that at a glance, it goes unnoticed.

This was an awkward repair and didn't find much help with it so I thank you for your input.


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thanks for letting us know how you got on looks pretty good for not finished :thumbright:

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Well done, that was a difficult repair however you approached it. :thumbright: The main thing is the unsightly damage is not visible to anyone but you who knows its there :-P Thanks for the update.

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Thank you too. And if you can be bothered, please post the important images direct on this site else one day they will disappear :-) If you reduce them to 800 pixels (or 1024) on the longer dimension they will be ok or see the full instructions.



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I know it's not finished but it looks great already, well done!


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