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Mirrored doors, like any door, can be difficult to install. The door opening should be plumb, door tracks need to be cut and the instructions should be followed carefully. Mirrored doors have different sizes and parts and can be framed or frameless.

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Mirrored doors are not as expensive or hard to install as you think. Mirrored closet doors have always been popular, but they don't just have to be in bedrooms. Stanley mirrored closet doors have wood trim or you can get decorative glass inlays. Here is a list of mirrored door manufacturers.

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Stained glass shops have a variety of materials to start you on a custom decorative glass door. Stained glass doors and stained glass windows are very attractive and can be custom ordered. Here is a list of stained glass manufacturers.

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Wood exterior doors can be modified to make custom wood doors. Insulated glass is an excellent inlay for wood doors. Special cuts must be made to modify the wood door and the glass must be glazed to set it in place. Stained glass can then be placed over this base.

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A fiberglass paint stripper will safely remove the clear top coat off a fiberglass door. Fiberglass strippers can be fast acting, so work quickly and choose one appropriate for your door. Here is a list of strippers safe to use on Therma Tru Corporation fiberglass doors.

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Fiberglass doors can be painted or stained. Staining fiberglass doors requires a clean surface and drying time between thin coats of stain. Painting fiberglass doors begins with a latex primer before applying exterior paint. Here are some tips for finishing exterior fiberglass doors.

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Clear coatings on fiberglass exterior doors take a huge beating - especially clear coatings behind a storm door. I have seen traditional clear finishes and plastic parts on doors melt from the sun's heat. Acid rain, ultraviolet light, and other atmospheric pollutants simply erode clear finishes on fiberglass doors, polished brass and many other outdoor items. The key to minimizing restoration work lies in keeping up with the coatings.

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