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curls00 08-25-2007 05:42 PM

2cm round chip in bathtub - repairable?
 
My guest bathroom seems to have recently had a chip put in the tub at the front edge where it turns downward to the floor. It's a bone/white coloured tub, and the 2cm round chip seems dark blue. I'm 99% sure the tub is porcelain.

Is there a way to repair this small but unsightly chip myself, with decent results?


Thanks.
Eric

Ron The Plumber 08-25-2007 10:22 PM

Look for porcelain paint at a home center.

Mike Swearingen 08-26-2007 12:57 AM

And there also is a product called procelain appliance "Touch-Up" made for the purpose that can usually be found at appliance stores. It comes in bone white only, as far as I know.
It comes in a little bottle with a small cap brush like nail polish.
You clean the chip area with acetone (nail polish remover) and dry it good with a hair dryer.
Apply the Touch-Up, smooth up the edges with a Q-Tip dipped in acetone, and let it dry overnight. It drys hard as rock. It shrinks a bit, so you may have to apply more than one coat.
Good Luck!
Mike


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