Paint on fiberglass bathtube chipped off

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  1. AFK

    AFK New Member

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    Paint on fiberglass bathtub chipped off

    What kind of paint do I get to repaint the chipped area? It's just a small area around the tub spout that was chipped off when the spout was replaced. The color underneath the paint was revealed to be a beige, and the paint that was chipped was white.

    I take it there's also some preparation and a specific right way to repaint the chipped area?
     
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  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    It's more likely a gel-coat, not paint. There are some paint repair kits the big boxes carry. It will eventually yellow a little.
     
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  4. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Gel-coat is an epoxy that is really pretty simple to repair. Search the net for information on repairing gel-coat on fiberglass boats, the procedure will be the same. Luckily, white is the ideal color to repair.
     
  5. jimbo

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    I was thinking that he may actually have an almond tub that was actually repainted by a former owner. If that is the case.....assume that more chipping and flaking is in your future.
     
  6. AFK

    AFK New Member

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    i'm pretty sure this my case. my plumber pointed it out and i can see the paint chip in crackline fissures and almond paint underneath. it's definitely not discoloration.
     
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