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Old 05-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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How to patch holes in shower enclosure when going from 2-handle faucet to single?


I want to convert our old two handle shower and tub faucet to single handle. The shower wall is a white fiberglass (I think it's fiberglass ... looks like thick plastic) enclosure.

I know they sell remodeling cover plates to hide the holes from a two handle system, but problem is, the two handles are too close vertically to the faucet, so a typical remodeling cover won't work. That is unless I can find a cover that is more rectangular shaped, and not as rounded on the corners as all the plates I've seen, which won't quite cover the holes.

Assuming there are no such plates available, what's the best way to fill the two handle holes in the fiberglass enclosure? I see they have shower patch kits for enclosures do those work well? I would need some kind of backing, however. Or is there a way to buy some kind of waterproof plastic material that I could epoxy to the back of the enclosure wall, and then maybe fill in and level off with the shower patch stuff?

I suppose I could use something like Bondo, but then I'd have to paint it too.

Anyone do this before and what do you recommend?

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Post a picture of what you have so we can see what the problum is.
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Have a piece of 1/2" Corian cut large enough to cover the old holes. Have it decorative with a fancy edge (ogee maybe). Epoxy and screw in place from the back. Cut new hole as required.
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Call a fiberglass tub repair service builders use them all the time prices are very reasonable in Ohio.
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Post a picture of what you have so we can see what the problum is.
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Sorry, I'm not able to get a picture posted, but to describe it better, if the two handle holes were a half inch higher, than one of those shower repair plates would work. But now the bottom of the plate would bump into the top of the tub faucet and not quite cover the holes.
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Sorry, I'm not able to get a picture posted, but to describe it better, if the two handle holes were a half inch higher, than one of those shower repair plates would work. But now the bottom of the plate would bump into the top of the tub faucet and not quite cover the holes.
If a remodel plate won't work, then the answer is here : How to patch holes in shower enclosure when going from 2-handle faucet to single?
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Call a fiberglass tub repair service builders use them all the time prices are very reasonable in Ohio.
I'll have to try to find someone offering that service in my area. Haven't ever heard of a company doing that. Any idea what they might charge to cover/fill two holes?

Anyone ever try the tub/shower patch kits you can buy at the home improvement stores? Wondering if that would give me similar results as what the pros would do, or if it's tough to get it to look good?
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I'll have to try to find someone offering that service in my area. Haven't ever heard of a company doing that. Any idea what they might charge to cover/fill two holes?

Anyone ever try the tub/shower patch kits you can buy at the home improvement stores? Wondering if that would give me similar results as what the pros would do, or if it's tough to get it to look good?
I've seen them patch 3.5" holes before caused by an absent minded apprentice
But the problem was matching the white perfectly- manufacturers have different shades of color- so a DIY kit might present the same problem.

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