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whatngal
Shower surround repair

The towel bar in our shower surround broke off and now we have a hole on one side of the shower surround. Is there a way to repair the hole? Repair kits such as "Elmer's Tub & Shower Repair Kit" are for cracks and scratches; not sure if this would work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

dj1
Re: Shower surround repair

Question:
Was the towel bar mounted on drywall or tile?

johnjh2o
Re: Shower surround repair

dj1
I think he is talking about a fiberglass shower.

John

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Shower surround repair

We'll need to know the surface material and what the towel bar is made of as well.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Shower surround repair

If this is one of the thin cheap plastic surrounds, replacement of the surround is the best option- and this time get something better. I renovate some rentals and this is the most common failure I find. Generally speaking, plastic repairs don't do too well and fiberglass repair means refinishing the surface. I do all I can to talk people out of surrounds with towel bars because sooner or later someone will slip and grab them- and they aren't meant for that kind of service.

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