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Old 12-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Steel/Porcelain Tub Filler


I was installing wall tile in a shower and dropped one in my new bathtub. It's a standard inexpensive porcelain-coated steel tub for $129. It left a pretty deep dent/gash in the tub, and the manufacturer's touch-up paint alone won't cover it up. It's a perfect color match, but it won't fill in the gouge; you can still see the gouge in the tub.

So, do you have any recommendations for something a little thicker I can use to fill in a big gouge/dent like that? Then I will apply my touch-up paint on top of it. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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I have seen different tub repair kits at the hardware/big box stores. Never used them before so really can't say if they work or not. Just a thought.
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Ayuh,.... Is it a Dent, or a Gouge,..?? Big difference,...

Ya might be able to fair it flat with an epoxy putty, 'n then paint it with the stuff ya got,....

Ya gotta start by sandin' it, so's the epoxy will stick,... Go fairly coarse paper,...
Fair it out,...
Resand, with fine paper, 'n then try yer paint,....

If a dent, it might hold,...
If a gouge, it'll stand a better chance of lockin' the epoxy in,...
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Let me ask, If you can replace the tub I would. If you cant then hire a professional porcelain tub re finisher.

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