Follow These Repair Tips for a Better-Looking Tub
If your fiberglass tub is starting to show its age, you may be considering a replacement. But before you go that route, you may want to try some fiberglass tub repair first. Here are some tips on how to repair a fiberglass tub so you can keep it looking like new:
Clean the surface
Before you start any repair, it’s important to clean the surface of the tub. This will help the repair materials adhere better and also give you a chance to inspect the damage more closely. Use a mild cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the entire tub.
Repair cracks and chips
One of the most common problems with fiberglass tubs is cracks and chips. These can be caused by everything from normal wear and tear to impact damage. Fortunately, they’re relatively easy to repair. There are a number of products on the market specifically designed for repairing fiberglass. You can also use a two-part epoxy putty. Just follow the instructions on the package and apply it to the damaged area.
Scratches and stains
Another common issue with fiberglass tubs is scratches and stains. These can be caused by everything from dirt and grime to hard water deposits. To remove superficial scratches, you can use a mild abrasive cleaner. For deeper scratches, you may need to use a sanding sponge or steel wool. To remove stains, you’ll need to use a stronger cleaner. There are a number of products on the market specifically designed for removing stains from fiberglass. Just follow the instructions on the package and apply it to the stained area.
Over time, the finish of a fiberglass tub can become dull and lackluster. This is usually due to soap scum and hard water deposits. To restore the shine, you’ll need to clean the surface of the tub and then apply a polishing compound. There are a number of products on the market specifically designed for polishing fiberglass. Just follow the instructions on the package and apply it to the dull area.
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