crack in plastic bathtub

Old 08-31-02, 01:11 PM
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Unhappy crack in plastic bathtub

I am trying to find out how to fix a crack in my plastic bathtub. I keep getting told it can't be fixed because it is plastic. I don't how nice it looks I just need the crack fix so we can use it to take a shower. Is there any way?
Old 08-31-02, 05:12 PM
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Not sure if this will help but consider calling a bathtub refinisher and get them to look at it. the have the tools and materials to fix most anything and usually can do it in 1 day.

Alternative is possibly a fiberglass repair kit available at an automotive parts store.

You may want to have the repair done by a professional with outstanding results when done. It would be a wise investment versus do-it-yourself.

Hope this helps!
Old 08-31-02, 06:36 PM
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Here's a solution that you might try:
Go to an appliance or hardware store and get some Appliance Touch-Up (AT) liquid (it has a cap brush like nail polish).
It''s actually made to touch up dings in bright white enamel appliances, but it drys hard as a rock, and can be used on fiberglass or plastic tub/showers, too.
Clean and dry the crack (I use a hair dryer for this).
Brush on the AT, and smooth up the edges with acetone (nail polish remover) with a Q-Tip.
Let dry overnight.
You may have to do more than one application, depending upon the size of the crack. Just keep brushing it on until the crack area is smooth.
Good Luck!
Old 08-31-02, 09:59 PM
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JB weld. $5. Not pretty. SHould work though.

Hope this helps-Josh

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