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.