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Bathtub Deterioration At Drain - Recommended Options

Bathtub Deterioration At Drain - Recommended Options


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Old 03-11-00, 10:54 AM
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Bathtub has had coating chipped and pea -sized rusted hole adjacent to drain flange. Have temporary fix by silicone patch - can a larger drain/strainer falnage be installed to further lengthen life of tub? An other recommendations appreciated!
 
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Old 03-11-00, 04:02 PM
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To repair this area do the following. We refinish tubs everyday and our process always involves chip repair. First clean the surface. Scotch Brite pad and some good degreaser. Now go to hobby lobby or some arts and craft store and purchase a small 4 oz bottle of glass etching cream. Apply this to the area and rinse after 15 minutes. Rinse with baking soda and water. Now dry with blow dryer to expedite and wipe surface with clean white t-shirt material. NAPA auto parts sells a product called micro-lite. I like this one cause its inexpensive $5 bucks for a quart. This is a polyester filler. Fill crack or hole and wipe smooth with anything you can find. A putty knife whatever. Actually a smooth piece of cardboard works well since it will contour with the tub as you spread plus you can chunk it. Let dry. Then wet sand flush to countour with tub using 400 grit wet sandpaper. Now apply a small amount of porcelain repair from Home Depot or an appliance repair center. Most times these do not hold because of poor preparation. By preparing the surface as I explained the coating will have something to grab since it has been etched and cleaned properly. This should extend the life for a few years. If you want send me your address and I will send you a small amount of our white coating to do the job.
Gary Goel
Owner/Newkote Tub Refinishing

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gary@newkote.com
 
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by TheBoos:

Bathtub has had coating chipped and pea -sized rusted hole adjacent to drain flange. Have temporary fix by silicone patch - can a larger drain/strainer falnage be installed to further lengthen life of tub? An other recommendations appreciated!
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To repair this area do the following. We refinish tubs everyday and our
process always involves chip repair. First clean the surface. Scotch
Brite pad and some good degreaser. Now go to hobby lobby or some
arts and craft store and purchase a small 4 oz bottle of glass etching
cream. Apply this to the area and rinse after 15 minutes. Rinse with
baking soda and water. Now dry with blow dryer to expedite and wipe
surface with clean white t-shirt material. NAPA auto parts sells a
product called micro-lite. I like this one cause its inexpensive $5 bucks
for a quart. This is a polyester filler. Fill crack or hole and wipe smooth
with anything you can find. A putty knife whatever. Actually a smooth
piece of cardboard works well since it will contour with the tub as you
spread plus you can chunk it. Let dry. Then wet sand flush to
countour with tub using 400 grit wet sandpaper. Now apply a small
amount of porcelain repair from Home Depot or an appliance repair
center. Most times these do not hold because of poor preparation. By
preparing the surface as I explained the coating will have something to
grab since it has been etched and cleaned properly. This should
extend the life for a few years. If you want send me your address and
I will send you a small amount of our white coating to do the job.
Gary Goel
Owner/Newkote Tub Refinishing


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Gary Goel/Owner Newkote Kitchen & Bath Refinishing
We are just a shade better...
gary@newkote.com
 
 

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