Fiberglass bathtubs are extremely durable and tough. While, fiberglass is very unlikely to break, there is always a chance that it can get cracked. Cracked fiberglass bathtubs are luckily very easy to finish if you have the right products. The best way to patch fiberglass cracks of different shapes and sizes is easiest if you have a fiberglass repair kit. This article explains what the kit includes and how to patch cracks.
What the Kit Includes
A fiberglass patch kit includes everything you need to get the job done, except for a sponge sander. Use a sponge sander that is
Prep the Area and Cloth
Before you patch the damaged area, you might need to sand it very lightly. This is only necessary if the powder coat paint finish is peeling away. Sand to make sure there are no sharp edges or ridges. Next, cut the cloth to the right size. Make the cloth a few inches bigger than the crack on all sides.
Mixing and Spreading the Resin
When working with fiberglass resin, wear rubber gloves because the resin is toxic and very hard on your skin. When you mix the fiberglass resin with the hardener, it dries quite quickly. The more hardener you add, the faster it will dry. Mix the recommended amounts together in the tray and then spread them onto the fiberglass within 5 minutes. First, put a thin coat over the cracked area. Then, put the cloth in position and push it down firmly. Next,
This simple repair should completely seal the crack and make it waterproof once it dries. The only issue remaining is how to paint the patched area. Since