Fiberglass tub surround

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Dtmos, May 13, 2005.

  1. Dtmos

    Dtmos New Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Any tips on cutting a fiberglass tub surround? My bathroom window is orientated such that it overhangs into the area where the tub surround will go. The fiberglass tub surround is a 5 piece heavy duty style. I was going to attempt to leave the window trim off and just cut around the window opening, but then I would have to shave off some material on the window trim to get it to look right. I am going to put the window trim back on, transfer the dimensions to a piece of cardboard and then transfer those dimensions to the fiberglass piece. Jigsaw with a fine blade? These cuts need to be extremely straight!
  2. PEW

    PEW DIY Senior Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    You are going to want a good sealant around the window where it meets the insert, even then you are possibly facing future water problems. I would use one of the marine sealants.

    My preference would be to use a jigsaw with a fine or medium down stroke blade, not ease to find but available. And, I would mask tape the area being cut. The down stroke blades are used when cutting laminates. I just broke the last one I had, so have to start looking around also.

    And, did I mention, measure 10 times and cut once.

    Last edited: May 13, 2005
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