Refurbishing tub/shower surround

Old 12-13-05, 05:48 PM
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Refurbishing tub/shower surround

We have a tub/shower surround that is 18 years old. Where the surround sits on the tub it needs caulking.... the old stuff is nasty and has water rust stains.

I want to completely strip the stuff off of the shower, cut out all the caulking, scrub it within an inch of it's life, and then reseal it. I did my research and NOT replacing the tub and surround will pay for the new sink and toilet. (And I think I'm going to build my cabinet so that will be another story all together.)

What supplies do I need and where can I find out what I need to do.

I know I must.

Scrape the old caulk out.
Scrub the tub/surround within an inch of it's life.
Reseal the fiberglass stuff

Anything else? And where I can find how-to's? I looked everywhere to find a search button on this board but I failed. If there is a link to a previous thread I'm just as happy to go there!
Old 12-14-05, 07:36 AM
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search is at the top of the page==keyword search

Hope you find what you need. The info you gave is not enough to suggest a method. What is the tub made of, what kind of caulk is it. and where did the rust stains come from are a few ?'s.

Check out the search like above

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