Hi, my Daughter just purchased a condo with a fiberglass tub/shower. There
are those flower petal appliques on the bottom that were all the rage years
ago, and now they look like crap. Are there any solvents or 'magic' methods
to get them out?
Fiberglas can be damaged by any number of solvents so test anything on a
small area first. I would start by peeling and scraping (with a plastic
scraper) off as much as possible then try a gentile adhesive solvent like
"goo-gone" first. Something with Xylene in it next (tends to soften rubber
Depending on the shape of the tub bottom you may have some luck scraping
with a razor blade but it is real easy to scratch like that but if the
surface is convex, it may be possible.
If you end up scratching the surface, you can usually buff out small
scratches or gel coat the whole tub for a new finish. Yahoogle on fiberglas
repair if it comes to that.
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