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Acrylic Finish Tub Repair How-To

"Unlike porcelain, if you should happen to dull, scratch or chip your bathtub, the appearance can be restored back to new. Follow the directions below for cleaning and scratch repair."
 

Acrylic Tub Repair and Cleaning Information


Authors Website: http://www.clawfootsupply.com/

Unlike porcelain, if you should happen to dull, scratch or chip your bathtub, the appearance can be restored back to new. Follow the directions below for cleaning and scratch repair.

What should I use to clean my acrylic tub?

Acrylic tubs are solid surface which means the color goes all the way through the acrylic sheet. The color is not painted or sprayed on. The tub is very easy to clean as there are no pores in the acrylic. Most dirt will simply wash off with clean water. We recommend using liquid dish washing soap such as Joy, Palmolive or similar. Clorox bleach, Windex, ammonia based glass cleaners, Formula 409 and Fantastic are stronger cleaners that are also safe to use.

Never clean your bath with Scrubbing Bubbles, Goof Off Paint Remover or any type of thinners or acetones. Use of these chemicals will destroy the acrylic and void your warranty.

What do I need to repair my acrylic tub?

Scratches and dulling can be removed with a liquid polisher such as Gel-Gloss or metal polish.

Deep scratches or burns can be removed by use of very fine sandpaper (1500 grit) and then finishing with a liquid polish. 1500 grit sandpaper is available at most automotive paint stores.

When sanding use a small amount of water to avoid scratching the surface.

If your tub is lightly scratched, you can easily buff it out with polishing compound like buffing out hair scratches on your new car. If the scratch is deep, you can sand it down using fine 1500 grit sand paper in a circular motion covering a wider area than the scratch. Always wet the sandpaper with water. Repeat until the scratch is eliminated. Finally, polish the area with polishing compound to bring back its original shine. Use a soft cloth and a small amount of polish to buff the surface. Repeat as needed.

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Erlanger, KY 41018
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