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ChrisKC 03-25-2014 12:49 AM

Door skin compatibility
 
I have bashed up driver door on my 06, wondering what year door skins will work since the whole thing is trashed and keeps catching when you open the door.... Also happens to be black so wondering if anyone has had to paint a Saturn door panel and how best to do so. Hoping I get lucky and find black..

PortugalFocus 03-25-2014 01:19 PM

Re: Door skin compatibility
 
[QUOTE=ChrisKC;2053660]I have bashed up driver door on my 06, wondering what year door skins will work since the whole thing is trashed and keeps catching when you open the door.... Also happens to be black so wondering if anyone has had to paint a Saturn door panel and how best to do so. Hoping I get lucky and find black..[/QUOTE]

Pictures would significantly help. "Bashed up" and then requesting just a door skin don't seem to mesh. Where are you located?

Punctuation and proof reading may also positively assist in your query.

ChrisKC 03-25-2014 02:28 PM

Re: Door skin compatibility
 
By bashed up it mean damaged, instead of denting, the body panels tend to crack. The entire front edge of the door skin is cracked leavin it sticking out so it catches the front fender when you open the door. My plan is to undo the torx screws and take the cracked skin off and replace it from one I've pulled at the junk yard. The door itself is fine I just need the skin, or body panel for the outside of it.

PortugalFocus 03-25-2014 05:18 PM

Re: Door skin compatibility
 
You can simply swap the door skin from 2002-2007. However, you do need to remove the front door panel first and detach the outside door handle first, from the inside. Once that is done, double check there is nothing else keeping it attached to the door frame and go from there. Luckily, silver, white, black and red were two of the colors that didn't change paint code and were identical throughout the VUE run. I see you have black.

Good luck, hope that helps.

ChrisKC 03-25-2014 11:23 PM

Re: Door skin compatibility
 
Yup exactly what I needed, thanks. Door skin, driver headlight, and air box all on my list for tomorrow

ChrisKC 03-26-2014 11:33 PM

Re: Door skin compatibility
 
Actually found a door skin! But in silver... So getting it painted will cost a fortune... But come to find out the door can be removed with everything else intact. A small pin on the bottom side of the handle can be pulled and the handle then breaks free with a tap and comes off, then lift up ( mirror does have to be removed) and it's off... Now to figure out paint. Can't beat $17 for a door skin but $200 to paint it seems a bit steep...

PortugalFocus 03-27-2014 08:09 AM

Re: Door skin compatibility
 
[QUOTE=ChrisKC;2054181]Actually found a door skin! But in silver... So getting it painted will cost a fortune... But come to find out the door can be removed with everything else intact. A small pin on the bottom side of the handle can be pulled and the handle then breaks free with a tap and comes off, then lift up ( mirror does have to be removed) and it's off... Now to figure out paint. Can't beat $17 for a door skin but $200 to paint it seems a bit steep...[/QUOTE]

That is steep for paint, about $100 is closer to actual cost. Can you drop the door skin off to them? Call around, there are loads of shops looking for work. Surely there is a cheaper option.


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