One of the most critical jobs in door skin replacement is hemming the new panel. Not only is the job finicky, traditionally requiring precise measurements and time consuming manual tacking operations, but a small error in the operation can be very visible. A small inaccuracy in the hem of a replacement door skin will show, as the entire panel will not fit correctly.
The TurboXToolsTM DH Door Hemming Air Tool by Malco simplifies this complicated job, and in a production environment should pay for itself quickly in saved time and reduced aggravation.
This pneumatic tool is compatible with most compressed air supplies that can be attached via a quick connect fitting with male ¼” thread. Prep for the job is the same as door skin replacement using any other hemming method – remove the damaged or decayed panel, grind off old adhesive and coat with new adhesive.
The replacement panel will need a quick bend, slightly angling the factory set 90-degree upright flange to avoid the hem being put in the wrong direction. The corner points of entry should be tacked down manually. Then, place the anvil of the tool against he outer edge of the door, and make a single smooth pass along the edge to produce a smooth, even hem without scratching or marring the visible side of the panel, which is protected by the ABS anvil.
The TurboXToolsTM DH Door Hemming Air Tool and many other quality products for professional Auto Body Repair shops are available from Rondex. As a family operated business, we’ve been Winnipeg’s leader in supplying the area’s best shops with quality tools and materials since 1972.
Contact any Rondex location online, or call our Winnipeg headquarters Toll Free at 1-877-RONDEX2 (776-3392).