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Old 10-17-20, 11:34 PM
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Filling Door After Lock Handle Set Replacement

We replaced an original handle set in our front door to out in an electronic set. The old sets required large cutout of the door. So how weíve got a big old hole on the inside of the door below the handle. Iíve thought about either filling or doing a brass plate but Iím not sure the best way to do either.

I'm wondering if other have run into this before and what did you do. Thanks for your help!


 
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You can do decent job of filling and painting but IMO adding a brass plate looks better and is easier.
 
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Old 10-18-20, 05:39 AM
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Actually automotive Bondo is a great product for this application. Easy to use, it's catalyzed so it cures fast, can be sanded down to thin layers, holds paint and primer well.

I would not even try to use any wood filler products!
 
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Thanks guys.

Regarding the brass plate, Iím having trouble locating one that will even fit so Iím afraid Iíll have to have something machined. Unless you all know of a good source?

For filling, Bondo would be my choice. The concern I have with that is getting it all up in the mechanism though so would putting a large wood plug in first make more sense?
 
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I'd want the lockset removed before I used any filler.
 
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Would bondo that thick (or in layers) dry fast enough to get that done in a day?
 
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Assumption is that the lock set would be removed Bondo would be laid down, sanded and reapplied as needed. You should not have to plug anything, just filling or sanding anything in the hole as needed.

Done in a day, maybe, I am working on repainting my 3 exterior doors right now, patching small dents, sanding and priming rough spots, I been at it off and on for a couple weeks!

 
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Bondo sets chemically. No reason to not be able to complete that portion and prime it in one day.
 
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