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JPO
Fiberglass one piece shower problem
JPO

We have two one piece fiberglass showers in our 30 year old home. They are in great condition except for the bottom areas which are worn. Is there a way or product that can be used to refinish the bottoms while saving the rest of the shower?

bill
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bill

we used to have a company that fixed damaged or broken one piece showers that were installed by us but later where broken by other trades during the finishing . Maybe there is a company near you that does the same.

Bill

dj1
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dj1

If you want to do it yourself, there are refinishing kits available, with everything you need: bonding materials, cleaning supplies and paint.

If you want to hire a professional, look for fiberglass bath tub re-glazing contractors.

Keep in mind that these things are not very long lasting, depending on use. They are perfect for when you intend to sell your home.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce
dj1 wrote:

If you want to do it yourself, there are refinishing kits available, with everything you need: bonding materials, cleaning supplies and paint.

If you want to hire a professional, look for fiberglass bath tub re-glazing contractors.

Keep in mind that these things are not very long lasting, depending on use. They are perfect for when you intend to sell your home.

Agreed, though I would recommend a professional who has the skill and materials to do the job well. It's not that you can't DIY the project, but if you are not familiar with using the products in the kit, you're not going to get very good results.

What I would recommend is that YOU remove any hardware and do all the cleaning up of the old caulk, etc., as these guys don't tend to spend much time here, and you end up with new finish over gobs of dirt and caulk, it doesn't look good. If you clean it up, then you can be sure that you've gotten the old surface to the way you want it before the new finish gets sprayed. Yes, the installer will still do prep, they just won't have to do very much of it.:cool:

dj1
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dj1

Another important thing: Most of these guys who do re-glazing are flight by night operators. Even their warranty is sometimes worthless. So, what to do?

Don't hire one who doesn't come with verifiable references, make sure he is licensed and put down in the contract that you will keep at least 10% retainer (to make sure everything spelled out in the contract has been completed).

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