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Old 08-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Painting Door Edges

I've recently bought a VX220 which i'm over the moon with

However testament to the fact that its been garaged for most of its life, the door edges are in a really bad condition where they're been opend onto garage walls - in places down to the metal




(Poor phone pictures don't really do it justice)

As such, does any one have any tips for re-painting and blending in just the door edges?

(I'm looking for a better result then you'd get with a touch up stick)

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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This is a good question and I'd be interested in hearing opinions on this as well
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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I'll take some pics at work for you, to show how you can do it and spray it with just spraying the edge of the door not the whole door.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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I've touched in chips before with the touch-in sticks with the mechanical pencil type end before with good results.

Think I've got some in the van, I'll see if I can find one and take a pic.
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If the chips on the edge of the door are only on the edge and not round on the surface of it this may not work, this is really only for doors that are chipped on the very edge of it.

You will first need to flat it down, so all the edge is smooth and free from chips, don't panic if it goes to baremetal. You'll need to flat it with P800, taking care not to flat the outside edge of the door. If you in doubt run a piece of masking tape down the outside next to the edge, this way you will only catch the tape and not the paint work.

Once your happy it's all completely chip free and smooth, what you will need to to is apply and etch primer over the bare metal, you won't need to high build primer it as its only very fine flatting marks, you'll see in the pics how to mask it, with the etch primer will only need to be a very light covering coat.

Once your happy with that you can apply your colour, this can be done with either aerosol cans or spray gun which ever you have chose to use, once your happy with the colour and it looks right, just apply a couple of coats of laquer it doesn't need to be a heavy coat just nice light even coats.

The way it's masked which you will see in pics, the tape is part folded this cause a slight flap in the the tape, so when you spray it it actually lifts up slightly, reason for this is it makes it so you don't get an hard edge in the paint, once it's dry and de-masked you may see a slight edge to paint but this will easily polish so it doesn't show.

Trickiest part is mastering how to get the tape to fold over, you only need to fold it over by two or three mil, it's just practice and the angle you hold the tape, I tried to do a video clip to show you how to do it.

Any heres the pics on how it's done.


See how the tape edge has been slightly folded over.


Above is the inside the making tape has been run down in line with the bead of sealer on the inside of the door.


Above is how to run masking tape Down the outside, see how it's in line with the very edge of the door, but still enough do the flatted area can be painted, it's just keeping painting to a minimum spraying as smaller area as possible to save spraying while door.


Above gives you a picture of how the edge should look when masked and an idea of how smaller you doin.


Just a piece of masking run down inner edge, you'll need to do the same on the outside.

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Above is the quick video showing his to fold the edge of the tape over hopefully it's worked.

Hope this has helped to show how to do it.
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Top man, thanks for that Great tip with the masking tape fold - never thought of that before and makes perfect sense.

I think we'll have to sticky this thread in here
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Many thanks Andy, excelent post!

Regarding the masking tape, I've read some while ago that there is a masking tape specifically made for leaving soft edges. Do you know more about this?
Your trick for avoiding hard edges is also very good
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No problem glad to help, I'll have to do video when I get in don think it worked lol.

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Works for me - watching it now

I'd not have thought of folding the tape that way either - far quicker and better than I'd have done it so that's two things learned today!
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Many thanks Andy, excelent post!

Regarding the masking tape, I've read some while ago that there is a masking tape specifically made for leaving soft edges. Do you know more about this?
Your trick for avoiding hard edges is also very good
Yeah there is one made for it, but to be honest we tried it didn't really rate it, always ended up reverting back to way shown in pics.

You can get what they call soft edge foam masking, if you type that in on YouTube sure you will see some vids of it. But again we don't use it as, it was fine in the door shut edge, but where it touched the edge of the door, after painting it would tend to fuse itself to the edge of the door leaving a ruff edge down the door, unlike when we use masking tape.

Found a video of it.

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