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front door wood warping question

yeah so the wood has warped so its basically lost is form against the metal backing

the laquer and finish is still perfect, no fade or cracks..

is there anything i can do to repair this simply?

ive got the door off as I was Dynmatting the doors and this is the last one....thought I was done with this project and now gotta deal with this

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Hard to tell without pics but you should be able to glue it and clamp it back together.
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yeah ill post some but my fear is because the contour has been lost due to warping. that if i glue and clamp im gonna crack the wood

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It depends. Some glues works with moisture that you can also use to soften the veneer and help reshape it. That, pads with clamps, and time, will get you there.
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i got a little hot glue gun, but i dont think it will do the trick
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That's an easy fix. Gorilla glue should work, spray a little water in between and clamp using some thick fabric to protect the epoxy finish.

Let it sit for a day or two, don't rush it.
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I agree I think some humidity is in order, that is what seperated the glue ultimately. I have had success with a steamer for wall paper. Takes a bit to heat it up, but use the hose end, not the big white attachment and you can get steam there but becareful @You can burn the skin off your hands pretty quick.


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ok cool, ill give it a try, i have a steamer for spot cleaning, ill give it a try with gorilla glue rather than the glue gun

or else ill move back to south florida, plenty of wetness there

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Gorilla glue expands like expanding foam

Use super glue /crazy glue for instant bond
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will gorilla glue dry thin so there is no gap between the metal and wood, the glue gun dries as thick as its put on so not the best for this project thus far

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