I am trying to determine the best way to repair some body damage to the exterior door shell on my 2010 Honda CR-V. I took a look at a bunch of YouTube videos on the process but most cover repairing rusted out parts of the body so not sure if that would apply. I am wondering if a bondo repair kit would work such as this one https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/b40067474/ or if there is a better product out there to get the job done. Looking to keep costs down from replacing the whole door skin. I am including an image of the damage. Anyone have an opinion on the best route I should take?
In my approximation, your "best bet" is to buy a replacement door out of a wrecking yard. Without extensive work, there's just about no way to fix what's there. If you can find a door of the same color, it would also preclude you from having to get it painted. Seriously, the amount of damage to the door would entail a lot of labor to get it correct. A door from another vehicle is by far your best bet to get it done right at a reasonable cost.
Do you want it perfect, or just look decent a few steps away from the car?
You can do a lot with "bondo" or "filler".
Bang in the parts that sticks out, try to remove all rust you can, and get to work with a sander or grinder. Then fill up, in small steps. Mix up bondo in small batches at a time, to give yourself time to apply it before it sets. Wait until it sets, grind it down, slap some paint on it.
It's not going to be like new, but it will look a lot better.
Do you have more time, or more money?