Hello ... I tried searching through the forum to see if this topic had
already been covered -- my apologies in advance if it has -- but I
didn't find the answer to my question.
I am planning to remodel the guest bathroom in my house, which has an
cast iron bathtub that is approximately 30 years old. The bathtub is
in good shape, so I am hoping to just be able to have the area above
the tub retiled and the shower doors replaced with new frameless ones.
When my contractor was here yesterday, he pointed out that the old
adhesive from the old shower doors might leave stains (I can see some
brown staining around the old adhesive on the doors now) and that when
he removes the old tiles and Durock (like sheetrock) and replaces it
that it probably won't line up exactly with the old along the edge of
the tub and that there will likely be some discoloration exposed there.
Has anyone else ever dealt with these issues before? To me, it just
seems wasteful to take a perfectly good tub and throw it away -- but
then, we don't want to invest all this money in a bathroom remodel and
have a tub that looks bad around the edges.
On this forum, I did see an advertisement posting for a product called
Bath Brite (http://www.superjetco.com/BathBrite.html ) which I am
curious about. Has anyone had any success with this product, or with
any others? I guess I could always give it a try once the doors and
walls are removed, and see if it cleans everything up .... but if it
doesn't, then I will need to order a bathtub and put a halt on my
project for a few weeks until I get the tub out and the new tub in.
Thank you in advance for any help, tips or suggestions you might have.