A couple years back a hit and run drunk caved in the rear left door of my `95 Deville while I was stopped at a light.
Long story short, I was short on cash at the time so the same body shop that recently painted/body worked my `78 Deville,
just removed the door skin on my `95 and reformed it the best they could. Still can see some rippling/slight bulging at certain angles.
One way to get it back to looking new with no ripples/bulges is new skin and could always be painted to match.
I also have a stainless rocker panel on it which would have to be removed and put on new skin.
Seems like a whole new door would be more labor in having to remove old and re-attache new and hook up the electronics
and having to match inner door color to original interior color IMHO.
According to the body shop owner they put on new skins quit often.
I should check with him to see what`s more cost efficient.
Thanks for the info--perhaps a new door is the best way to go-- I don`t know yet.