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Crack in bath

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Kevin Tomes, 23 Jun 2021.

  1. Kevin Tomes

    Kevin Tomes

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    Hi there

    We have just moved house and noticed what looks to be a crack (though could be a scratch) in the bath. Keen not to have to replace the whole bath. Its about 5 inches long and hairline.

    So im wondering if

    A) its fixable
    B) what is best to use.

    Thanks for any advice.
     

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  3. freddiemercurystwin

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    What is the bath made from?
     
  4. Kevin Tomes

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    Its plastic i believe
     
  5. Nozzle

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    If it's fibreglass, and you're interested in a functional bath rather than a pretty one - then look into laying up some more fibre glass over the top. Abrade the top, clean with acetone, lay-up, (perhpas consider using a fine matting/tissue) then sand down as required afterwards. If you've never used GRP before, the first pratice somewhere else to understand how to work with the materials

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  6. just pumps

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    I once applied fibreglass matting to the underneath covering a much larger area than the crack, stayed fine for over five years until the room was redone.
     
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    Use a bath restorer polish which will remove scratches or confirm it’s a crack.
     
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