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Repairing a bath panel crack - advice needed!

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by rajan2004, 29 Sep 2012.

  1. rajan2004

    rajan2004

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    Hi all,

    I have a plastic bath panel which has developed a small hairline crack at the bottom. It's about 2 inches long and while it's not ruined the panel, it's the kind of thing that is quite annoying to look at.

    I'm not sure what the panel is made of but it's a shiny, glossy white colour. As I said, the crack is hairline and you can feel it when you run your finger over it, but it's not at all deep. Would a couple of coats of touch up paint be enough or do I need to fill the barely 1mm of crack that's developed?

    And what product would best replicate the shiny white look?

    Any help or advice would be appreciated! I had a look at these two products on amazon but am not sure if they're suitable -

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Plast-Plast...OSI0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348919471&sr=8-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gelcoat-Fil...1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1348919491&sr=1-1-catcorr
     
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  3. wotan

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    The bath panel is probably made of ABS plastic, what you need is some solvent you can run into the crack, effectievely welding the plastic together, what springs to mind is, MEK Methyl Ethyl Ketone, this should repair the crack, it's very fluid and will be pulled into the crack by capillary action.
    Your first choice, may well fit the purpose.

    Wotan
     
  4. foxhole

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    You can get a repair paste which will polish out mark once repaired [repair best done to rear of crack] my son in law used some to polish out deep knife damage to a bath, worked well, but needs lots of cursing and swearing to achive good result. ;)
     
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