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Easiest way to repair dented and chipped door frame/casing

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11-20-17, 08:25 AM   #1  
Easiest way to repair dented and chipped door frame/casing

How would I go about fixing this(in case you're wondering, the damage was done by one of those over-the-door pull-up bars)?

I've read not to use spackle but that caulk or polyester resin might work. Is that true?

Thanks in advance!

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11-20-17, 08:41 AM   #2  
Usually the more shallow a dent is, the harder it is to fill. I would try Bondo. You might need to overfill the outside corner. Use a cardboard strip or something to hold the Bondo to the edges while laying it on with a putty knife.
Blue tape might even work to create a simple form, the Bondo will dry quickly.

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11-20-17, 09:00 AM   #3  
Bondo or wood filler like Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty would be my choice.

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11-20-17, 09:26 AM   #4  
For a quick cheap repair I've used spackling or joint compound to make those types of repairs. It will hold up decent as long as that section of the wood isn't abused again.I normally use Durabond since it's always on the truck. Bondo does make for a good repair although it is a bit more work.

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11-20-17, 09:32 AM   #5  
Given the recommendations I think I'll give Bondo a shot. Looking forward to taking care of this as it's been an eyesore for quite awhile, now. Thanks to everyone!

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11-21-17, 07:07 AM   #6  
If it's just the casing that damaged, why not just remove and replace it?
Your going to have to buy a qt. of primer and paint anyway.
If I was going to just patch it I'd sand it first to get rid of any loose or raised areas and use the suggested Water Putty.

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11-22-17, 11:14 PM   #7  
Thanks For this usually lots of people to get away the dent doors.Won't willing to repair its.

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