Water Proofing a Fiberglass Entry door


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Old 07-30-07, 05:20 AM
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Water Proofing a Fiberglass Entry door

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I am planning to replace my entry door with a new fiberglass door - paintable type. I have heard that I should use Thompson seal to seal the edges. My question is when do I aply it? after applying the primer and paint? or before?

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I've never heard of "sealing" fiberglass.

I've fabricated hundreds of aircraft parts out of fiberglass and we just applied the primer and paint and it was done.

Doors maybe different....
 
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I'm not real familiar with fiberglass doors but with metal doors some have metal on all 6 sides while other brands may have exposed wood on the styles and tops and bottoms.

If the edges aren't factory sealed you should seal them. Use the same coating that you use to paint/poly the door. I'd skip the water seal - paint or poly will protect better.
 
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Sealing edges on a fiber glass door

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Thanks for the tip. What is a poly and where can I find it? also whed does one apply it?

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"Poly" is polyurethane, a clear, protective finish. You will find it at paint stores or in the paint department at your local big box store.
 
 

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