Sanding a fiberglass door
The preveous owners painted over our fiberglass garage door to match the trim (forest green - we like the color). This door has some texturing to it. The issue is that the paint is in bad need of a new coat, but I think I'm going to have to sand certain portions that have chipped, and left pretty deep divits. My question is, how should I sand this door? I don't think I want to get too rough with it, but the chipped areas need to be feathered at least. The area that is chipped is pretty large, so doing this by hand would be a nightmare. Handheld orbital type might not be too bad.
The Jam(?) around the garage door has weakened and frayed at the bottom edges (water damage from snow?). It was recommended to sand, removed excess fraying(sp?), and fill in gaps with Bondo*(sp?) or some other fiberglass derivative. Does this sound like a pretty decent method to repair? I realize it's just patching it up, but I thought if I sealed it real well, then painted etc, it would hold up ok.
Your input is appreciated.
Frank (El Noobi-Homeowner)