Rusting porcelain coated tub.

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by wrigley, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. wrigley

    wrigley New Member

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    Hello,

    I was told today that you can cut out the rusted section of a porcelain coated cast iron tub and make the repair with fiberglass. This sounds a little fishy to me!

    Mike
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    There isn't a good way to fix this in place. Some claim good results with liners, but I have no personal experience, only anecdotal reports (most not great). Painted on coatings are not likely to last anywhere near as long a s baked on porcelain on say cast iron.

    Prep is the key, but only goes so far. A tub is a somewhat hostile environment - weight, friction, all sorts of chemicals from cleaners of the tub, and people, heat, not counting potential abrasives used to clean things up.
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