I'm really down......I installed a whole new second floor bathroom and
discovered that a ladder leg went through the heavy cardboard and crushed a
large 1 1/2 inch area of the new 4-foot acrylic shower base (it is an
Aquaglass) and they won't give me any help other than the name of a
part-time repair man who is 100 miles from me). The hole didn't go through
into the foam reinforced base. I attempted to repair it with silicone but it
leaks heavily. There is no way I want to remove the base or can to even get
it out of the bathroom. Can someone recommend a filler of some sort or even
some kind of a patch to put over it that will stand up to daily use. Any
other ideas are also appreciated
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<< I attempted to repair it with silicone but it
leaks heavily. >>
If you used silicone you're screwed. You'll not get anything else to bond to
it now. You might try still more silicone over a larger area while you're
waiting for your new base to arrive. At least the silicone will bond to itself
Acrylics are commonly repaired with methylene chloride based solvent cements
available at plastic supply stores. If something like that had been used you
would have had a rough but serviceable repair. Doesn't seem to me that
Aquaglass customer service is too sharp based on your experience. Too bad.
I have heard of people repairing sizable holes in fiberglass showers using
fiberglass mesh with fibglass resin and hardner (just like a surfboard or
I have personally repaired smaller dents & gouges with bondo auto body
filler and tub/sink touch up paint
If you're in an area where there is much boating and hull repair work
done you might find someone who could lay up a new Fiberglas base in
place. I have a neighbor who owns a boat yard that did just that to
repair a shower stall.
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