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joebob67
claw foot tub, clean up info
joebob67

HI folks we've gotten a used 5 ft claw foot tub and need to clean it up as best we can, thought about resurfacing but too expensive and something about spraying urethane etc, didn't sound too good to' me,
no rust but some dulled surface and some dirt marks,
Ive tried Barkeepers and that's not really enough to eliminate to dirt stains,
also looking for tub mount faucet with shower set up, could be used if I can find it
ANY ideas would be appreciated.
thanks ,
Joe

dj1
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dj1

Talk to re-glazing experts in your area. If the stains don't come out, maybe it is time for re-glazing.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

CLR removes rust stains.....

function
Re: claw foot tub, clean up info
function

BKF is abrasive and probably ruined the sheen. Time to seek a reglazer.

Faucets are easy to find, just google the configuration you need.

joebob67
Re: claw foot tub, clean up info
joebob67
dj1 wrote:

Talk to re-glazing experts in your area. If the stains don't come out, maybe it is time for re-glazing.

re-glazing is more expensive then buying newly built one,

someone told me to mix 3parts baking soda and 1 part vinegar?
anyone ever use that?
I'll try that and also try CLR
thanks folks

dj1
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dj1

"re-glazing is more expensive then buying newly built one"

I'm not so sure about that.

There are expert re-glazers who will do a nice job, with some warranty, for $200.

If you want to do it yourself and have zero experience, you'll end up with a big mess.

BTW, any cleaner that you are going to use, will require a ton of elbow grease, with questionable results.

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry
joebob67 wrote:

re-glazing is more expensive then buying newly built one,

someone told me to mix 3parts baking soda and 1 part vinegar?
anyone ever use that?
I'll try that and also try CLR
thanks folks

Can't hurt to try- if it works let us know! I'm not a great fan of reglazing as the quality of the results vary wildly based on the care and skill of the technician but if you screen your possible re-glazers carefully (look at work from their oldest customers you can find) you should end up OK. Faucets and drains for these are often non-standard sizes but are available. Old faucets can be rebuilt but stem-thread play from ages of wear usually means regular rebuilding (cheap and easy enough) so either expect that, find a better one to work with, or go with the best quality new you can afford.

I love these old tubs for function as well as looks but you have to remember they are old and weren't designed to be in service this late in the game though many are still doing surprisingly well!

Phil

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