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How do I repair large chip to enamel bath?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by terrysdelight, 26 May 2009.

  1. terrysdelight

    terrysdelight

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    Hi

    Removing tiles, the bath got chipped - it's on the top of the bath - sort of on the rim?

    Grateful for advice please - don't really fancy the cost of replacing it.

    Many thanks
    Terri
     
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    you can get enamel repair kits.
     
  3. mogget

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    As you are in London it should be relatively easy to find someone to repair it.

    Some time ago my parents changed their yellow bathroom suite to white. There was a huge chip in the bath, but they found someone to repair it and re-enamel the bath white. It looked very good and didn't degrade at all in the couple of years before they sold the house.
     
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    Thanks - found the kits - hopefully it should mean I dont have to replace the bath.
     
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    You can still use a bath with a chip on the rim.

    Pretty much like the people you see walking round with a chip on their shoulder.

    Tony
     
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    Who would want to use a person with a large chip on their shoulder?
     
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    If it's pressed steel then you can get a new one for £80.
     
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    Yep, cheap enough, but then add the costs of someone removing old bath and putting in the new one. Think I'll stick with the repair for the time being. In a couple of years I might stretch to a nice new modern suite.

    Thanks all.
     
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    Ideal DIY project for "someone".
     
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    Chipped bath is an insured risk on your buildings policy. Finish tiling first and then something fell on it.
     
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