Monday, June 18, 2012

Window / Door Frame Refurb

The black window / door frame surrounds are another 993 weak point. Id go so far as to say most cars that have not had this attended to will have issues by now.

The frame surround is some kind of anodised metal, and is prone to blistering, cracking and general corrosion. I don't think it's a problem, it just doesn't look pretty so I have had both doors stripped and refurbished by Pete at Langley Autocraft (who also did my windscreen surround a few months ago)

Blistered inside of door frame on passenger side

Paint peeling from top of passenger door

Extreme close up of drivers side door (hardly any corrosion on this side, but in for a penny etc etc.....)

The door is stripped, the frames removed, blasted then repainted and reassembled. As usual from Pete, a superb finish.


  1. Hi Simon, what roughly did Pete charge for the doors. I'm probably going to get him to do front and rear windscreen surrounds and wondered how much extra to budget for

  2. Hi. If I recall correctly, the cost was c£400 + VAT.