Repairing chip in tub


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Old 01-15-06, 03:29 PM
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Repairing chip in tub

Not that familiar with bathtubs so I need some help. I want to repair a chip in the bathtub myself but I am not sure what type of bathtub I have in order to purchase the correct repair kit.

How can I tell what type of tub I have? The material behind the chip is slightly rusting anf leaving a stain, does this indicate a cast iron tub with an acrylic overlay or is it fiberglass?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 01-15-06, 03:34 PM
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If you are seeing rust, it is most likely steel or cast iron. Fiberglass and plastic type tubs do not rust. Good luck.
 
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Old 01-15-06, 03:40 PM
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Makes sense, thanks for the advice. My thought is the tub is porcelin, just not sure how to know for sure.
 
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Old 01-15-06, 03:49 PM
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Porcelin is the colored coating on the base material (cast or steel). It is baked on at the factory.
 
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Old 01-16-06, 10:04 PM
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I'm no expert but I would just use tube and tile epoxy. Not sure how big your chip is though.
 
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Old 01-17-06, 04:50 AM
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ciphyre,

If the area is small, this can be used.

Acrylic touch-up paint - 1/2 oz bottle with brush. Colors availabe are Almond, White, Black and Bisque.

Cost is between $4 - $5 per bottle at your Appliance parts store, probably at a Big Box store as well.

Hope this helps!
 
 

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