Metal exterior door rust

Jack James
by Jack James
My exterior steel door has rusted through beneath the bottom flashing. How can I salvage this door instead of replacing it?
  4 answers
  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Jul 26, 2015
    Take the door off it's hinges. Cut off the rusted part. Attach another piece of metal where the other one was & using decorative trim, hide the part where the 2 pieces were joined. It will look like you bought it that way. :)
  • Stefan Stefan on Jul 26, 2015
    If the part is not totally rusted,you can use an epoxy and patch it and mold it to the right shape, but take it off the hinges and spray can it two or three coats of paint.or call a handy man.
  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Jul 26, 2015
    There are also self adhesive door kick plates, that work nicely on the bottom of a door if the rust is not too bad, scrub it clean prime patch and paint, and add a kick plate.
  • Jack James Jack James on Jul 28, 2015
    Thank you three for taking the time to make suggestions!