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Question DetailsAsked on 5/22/2011

Repairing scratches in tub

Just last night, I discovered a couple deep scratches in my fiberglass(?) whirlpool tub, prob. from where my husband sits on the edge of it in his uniform putting his boots on. Is there any way to repair these scratches?

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Kendra, We called an A-rated tub refinishing company, and they said that it depends on how deep the scratches are. Those tubs are fiberglass underneath and then have a gel coat on top. If it hasn’t gone all the way through the gel coat, the...n yes, it can be repaired. It is a several step process using sanding and compound polishing. If it went all the way through the gel coat into the fiberglass, then that requires the coating to be reapplied. If your tub has swirl effects, that part may be ruined because those can’t be matched. Experience is the best way to judge whether the scratch went into the fiberglass or not, so calling a professional is your best bet. Good luck!

Answered 9 years ago by Angie's List


Refinishing may be your answer. We can repair and then refinish your tub so that it not only gets rid of that old 80's cultured marble look, but it will spruce up your entire bathroom, too! Feel free to call us at 817.481.3670


Answered 9 years ago by sharprefinishing

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