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Old 03-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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I had an old porcelain bathtub re-glazed. It was wonderful and I was happy with the job. Now, however, not more than six months later, there are three small holes in the surface. On the floor of the bath. When it gets wet it bubbles up rather, but settles back down as it dries. I'm nervous about using it, naturally, lest it get worse, which I am sure it will. Is there anything I myself can do about this, as we live in a rural area where no one really does this job and the man who did it is not available to me any longer? Can I mend it without having the whole thing done again?

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Old 03-11-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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You can probably dry it real good then patch it with some epoxy. It won't look the greatest but it would seal out the water and tame the blistering.

Those re-coats are never a good idea in my experience, they never last.

What you are experiencing is more or less typical with what I have seen happen over the years.

Not sure if the epoxy will have an ill-effect or not. Some of those coatings are epoxy from the git go but some of the do-it-yourself products are not. It's a gamble! Your call.

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Thank you so much. I figured I had to try painting or spraying something on it soon, but wasn't sure just what. Do you think this epoxy - have you any particular thing to suggest? - will stay on, or will it wear off? Thanks for the advice.
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Do you think this epoxy - have you any particular thing to suggest? - will stay on, or will it wear off?
Not really. I see two-part epoxies on the shelf in small quantities at home centers, that's what I would try. I guess I would try to quickly spread it with a small piece of cardboard.

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I doubt it would wear off. Whether or not it will stay is anybodies guess. If you don't do something it will only get worse.
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Thank you very much. I'll work on it and let you know how it works.
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Keep in mind that if the coating is not epoxy now it may not be compatible with any new epoxy you may try the fix with. Go easy!
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I've been thinking about that. I'll probably try it on a small unobtrusive spot. thanks, again.
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I've been and gone and done it. Followed the instructions on the package, giving it two coats. It has nicely dried; however, running my fingers over the spots, I have to say it is not utterally smooth. That in itself doesn't bother me, but should I, for the sake of not raising more problems, give it another coat so as to smooth out the edges? As per instructions on the package, I have saved some epoxy in the freezer, so it could easily be done.

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