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Old 01-07-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has ever used the fiberglass bathtub paint. I have a tub that is in good shape, but powder blue. I dont want to have to cut the door and then reframe just to get a new tub in. Has anyone ever used this product before?

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Old 01-10-2009, 02:33 PM   #2
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If it's a fiberglass tub/shower, take a sawzall to it and remove. You can replace it with a tub and 3 piece surround that WILL go through the door. I couldn't advise as to the paint, but it just doesn't seem like something that would be a good idea for a long term fix.....

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Old 01-10-2009, 03:44 PM   #3
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Bath tub paints work fine. IF correctly applied. A lot of work. Box stores sell kits that are worthless. Just leave the product there and leave the money on their counter if you want to consider something like this. Epoxies also will not work. The tub needs to be chemically cleaned, etched and sprayed. If you have commercial spray equipment you are all set, if not hire someone to do this.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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You can hire professional bathtub refinishers. They will do a much better job than you probably could, with much less chance of a disaster. If it were my bathroom, and replacing the tub was out of the question, I would not risk a DIY.

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if the DIY has experience with HVLP sprayer, they can do this just fine. The pro will do it better, but even a poor finish can be fixed with 1500 grit paper and rubbing compound. I do this professionally and know exactly what is required. Better done by a pro if you are not a good finisher with a spray gun. And in no case do it with a box store spray can, brush or roller.
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I have never seen a bathtub paint that lasted longer than 3 months to nearly a year, and all have left a worse mess when they fail

DIY Tub and Tile epoxies (quality ones...and following the direction exactly) seem to fair better, but the HD (big box) kits seem to be quite horrid

I have seen professional refinishes that were excellent, and lasted years

I've not seen a DIY T&T epoxy over fiberglass

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