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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Galvanize Aluminum?? On half doors??

Can you just dip the whole damn door!!

Can you take off the half doors and strip them and then dip the whole thing??
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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de-skin, fix rust, dip the steel, re-skin
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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pretty sure the galvanizer won't even let you have more than a certain percentage/weight of aluminum bits reach the galvanic bath with your steel as it'll just melt per my recollection and spoil the bath.
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de-skin, fix rust, dip the steel, re-skin
Any good resources on learning this or people I can pay to do it for me???
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Old April 13th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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I have deskined a number of doors. Every one seems to be a different challenge. Have been able to reuse the door skins a few times. I think yours are linexed on inside as well. So even more of a challenge. You should buy some damaged doors and some new door skins. That would be your best bet I think. Door skins are not that expensive on half doors.
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So everyone says "buy new doors and get them galvanized." So according to the above post, if I buy a brand new D90 door and I want to galvanize them I have to remove the skins, galvanize the steel frame and then reskin?

Also,

1) How much does galvanizing cost?
2) Are you supposed to pre-drill any holes beforehand because any nicks in the galvanized surface will in fact corrode even faster?
3) Does the galvanizing process distort the shape or dimensions of the metal in any way?
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So everyone says "buy new doors and get them galvanized." So according to the above post, if I buy a brand new D90 door and I want to galvanize them I have to remove the skins, galvanize the steel frame and then reskin? Also, 1) How much does galvanizing cost? 2) Are you supposed to pre-drill any holes beforehand because any nicks in the galvanized surface will in fact corrode even faster? 3) Does the galvanizing process distort the shape or dimensions of the metal in any way?

Some of the new doors are already galvanized. If not... Yes you should remove the aluminum skin from the steel frame.

1) there is usually a minimum cost and two doors wouldn't be worth the minimum. You can find someone in your area to piggyback on their order. My local trailer outfit sends stuff out and he said I could get in on their run.

2) pre-drilling would be good. If you can get that sorted out first then you won't compromise the galvanizing. It won't corrode faster than bare steel, but it does open up the protective coating.

3) shouldn't warp the door frames.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 02:52 PM
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If the doors are in good shape, no rust, just waxoyl them. A couple of cans will do both doors and the doors will probably out live you...lol

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