Acrylic bathtub liner

A series of events has brought to the conclusion that we need to remodel our bathroom. The current tile and fixtures (tub, toilet, and pedestal sink) are pink and from the 1930's (there are date stamps on the toilet lid and under the sink). When we remodel, the entire room will be gutted and we want to go with white fixtures.
The sink and toilet are definitely going, but we were wondering about possibly re-using the tub by adding a white acrylic tub liner. Our plumber has already cautioned us that a new tub would not be as deep as the one we have now, plus we thought that since it appears to be in good shape (and it's cast iron), why not try to re-use it if possible.
And just to be clear, we only want to line the tub. We plan on using tile for the walls, not those acrylic wall liners.
Does anyone have experience with these acrylic tub liners? Does they work well? Any other ideas or suggestions??
By the way, everyone who has ever used that toilet marvels at it. The tank is bolted to the wall and it has about a 3 gallon flush. I know it isn't environmentally sound, but damn I'm gonna miss that thing!!!
Thanks for any advice.
--
Ray

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No. But I just did pretty much what you did, but replaced the tub with a Kohler villager. Nice ADA compliant cast iron tub. Very nice, and not that expensive.
The trick will be in the tiling, and getting it over the whatever you use for a tub. I don't know how that would work with the insert.
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You probably won't be happy with a slip over liner. these really are for doing a quick coverup on a budget.
I take it for granted that this is a regular cast iron apron tub, not one of those freestanding ones with the "feet".
There are companies that can "resurface" them by using a porcelain like finish without removing it, or you can pull it out and get it redone where they actually sandblast it to bare metal and bake the new finish on in an oven. (which is best, but highest price)
(check your phone book for "tub reglazing" or ask a few plumbers)
While the in house job is cheaper they are never quite as good. (tend to be bumpy and scratch fairly easily)
But as another poster already mentioned, they do sell new cast iron tubs that are deeper then the stamped steel, but they are usually expensive too.
Two other options for you to consider.
1. Can you decorate around the existing pink tub, and play up the color as a feature ?
2. A nice new fiberglass whirlpool tub with lots of jets could really make the renovation worthwhile, would be about the same or less cost as replacing with another iron tub and just as deep or deeper.
If you do decide to replace the tub, you should be able to sell the old one for good money, as a lot of idio--....,er, I mean consumers/decorators <g> will pay through the nose for "retro" rare colored items in good shape. And since you will have a full set of fixtures, you should get premium price.
I have heard of people getting more for the "junk" fixtures than the whole new bathroom including tile and labor cost. (no kidding)
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I had Bathfitter re-line a tub in my old house. I was very happy with the results. It looked great. My plumber recommended them in fact.
This has been discussed in here before and most people had negative comments but my experience was good.
HOWEVER - I sold the house soon after getting the tub, so I can't report on how well it has held up.
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On Sun 04 Sep 2005 09:47:22a, Ray wrote in alt.home.repair:

If money isn't a huge concern, and if you really like the fixtures apart from the color, they can be re-enameled and refired. They will look like new.
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