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Old 09-18-2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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Hi i have used a bath repair kit to fill a crack in the fibreglass of my bath. I had gone with the soft cream option as it was that or white, but the spray paint is too creamy and needs to be a duller green to match the suite. Any ideas for either altering what i have or buying new to match. Also any tips for painting or respraying it would be welcome as i'm a complete plank lol.
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:08 PM   #2
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Did you match the color before applying?

where is the location of the crack? On the side or on the bottom?

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Old 09-19-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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I'm confused are you using a gelcoated paint that came w/ the repair kit? Sometimes the best way is to call the manufacturer of the tub. They can usually do one of two things.

Send you a bottle of touchup paint.
Refer you to the brand and color code of the paint they use. Which you can then in turn take to a place that does glazing or porcelain patching and they can match it.
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the crack is on the front lip of the bath, and i have filled it with the filler with hardener. The kit's only came in white or soft cream colours, and the cream is too creamy in colour.

Any idea how i find the manufacturer of the bath??
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any other ideas on mixing paint to put on fibreglass bath. the bath itself is presumed an import so has no makers markings. I just have to mix up some paint for the job somehow????
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I would use acrylic paint, marine paint or white appliance enamel "touch-up" repair liquid.
I've always just used the "bright white" enamel touch-up repair liquid for my white tub/shower units. It doesn't exactly match (whiter), but it drys hard as a rock. It can be found at many appliance stores.
Clean the scratch, crack or ding with acetone (nail polish remover).
Dry it with a hair dryer. Apply the touch-up liquid and smooth up the edges with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover.
Let dry overnight. It shrinks a bit, so you may have to apply two coats. Works for me.
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Can you tell me what the name of the kit was as I have a crack in the bottom of my tub I have to fix.
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cramer bath repair kit. it's available in white and cream from plumbworld.com

when you said crack in the bottom of your tub, i immediately wondered if you want something more substantial. if it's superficial this should be ok. i warn you the paste dries fast though.

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