4-I8. Door Skin.
This task covers:
Electronic Equipment Shelter Tool Kit
General Mechanics Automotive Tool Kit
Adhesive Kit (Item 6, Appendix D)
Gloves (Item 12, Appendix D)
Goggles (Item 38, Appendix D)
General Safety Instructions
Adhesives contain toxic solvents. Avoid eye and
skin contact and breathing of vapors. Use in a
well-ventilated area. Use protective goggles and
gloves. Use in accordance with manufacturers
Drilling creates metal chips which may enter
eyes and cause serious injury. Eye protection
This procedure covers repair of door skin swelling and delamination. For patching of
punctures, refer to paragraph 4-20.
The door skin is bonded to the underlayer with adhesive. The underlayer is solid wood in
some areas and wood veneer over aluminum in other areas. Delamination occurs when
unbroken skin pulls away from the underlayer.
Drill l/4-inch deep holes through skin into underlayer, using a no. 20 drill bit. Space holes 1-1/2 inches
apart along entire length of delaminated area.
Determine of subsurface is solid wood block or wood veneer over extruded aluminum.
Prepare adhesive by mixing base material and hardener in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
Use materials within one year from date of manufacture.
Apply adhesive between skin and underlayer.
Install screws in drilled holes where underlayer is solid wood block. Install rivets where underlayer is
veneer over extruded aluminum. (Refer to paragraph 3-9.a for rivet installation instructions.)