Cracked bath


Hi
Any idea on how to repair a 3 inch crack on Plastic bath? Would 'fibre glass resin' do the job - does it work? Does it leave a very bad finish?
I dont really want to claim insurance so any idea and help would be most appreciated..
Thanks
James
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On 24 Oct 2006 03:10:37 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.co.uk wrote:

The crack can be filled with an acrylic filler inside the bath & then reinforced with a fibreglass patch & resin underneath.
Don.
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On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 22:05:10 +0100, Don Spumey

I should have added that it would be difficult to colour match!
Any excess filler can be removed with a razor blade & then sanded smooth with wet & dry & finally Brasso or T Cut.
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There are special epoxy resins available, Google for epoxy resin bath repair, and see http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/bathrepairs.htm (scroll down to repairing a cracked bath). Success will depend on the position of the crack. If the crack is on the bottom of the bath then you cannot repair from below as the bath will be standing on a wooden base. If the crack is inaccessible you will need to lift the bath, so you might as well buy a new bath. Also, if the crack is in an area subject to flexing movement with the weight of water and the person standing/sitting in the bath, then this is likely to shorten the length of time that the repair will last. Epoxy resin in the crack, and fibre glass matting and resin to provide support underneath, might work.
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"Codswallop" wrote:

After further thought, if the crack is in the bottom of the bath you will not be able to apply any repair underneath the bath unless you remove the plywood base, which is glued on and which may not come off without causing further damage.
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Best thing is to remove back to garden and use as a planter then install new bath
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Thanks for all your info guy's. Greatly appreciated. Will attempt a fix it job @ weekend.... Hopefully willl work out
Cheers
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