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Old 03-02-2010, 09:03 PM
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Just an idea..automotive paint in the home

I was kicking this idea around quite a few years back when I lived in a rental. The tub/shower was a mess, stained, ugly, needed to be replaced. I had an idea of painting it, it was fiberglass, why not? Is there any feasible reason this couldn't be done to refinish a shower, tub, or any other fiberglass fixture in the home, using some sense, cleaning, sanding, etc. like you would do any other paint job? Maybe a way to make a few bucks for folks that want a different color in their bathroom. A guy could do some pretty neat stuff, be very creative, could be fun.

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I don't see why not.. theres some bondo in the floors of my house. I used when sealing new subfloor to old/ brought them up level
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Dinger, not only is it rather easy but there are people that do this for a living and make good money doing it.

On the Oshpo post I attached a Link of a car that had a problem last year with cracked primer a 70 Chevelle Convert, the guy that owns that car makes his living refinishing old and new tubs, showers, goes through white epoxy like water, no pun intended.

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I painted the window frame in a shower in my house with white SS Centari Enamel 31 years ago.

it's still hanging in there.
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Here's another little trick for tub and/or shower surrounds that are done in drywall. I've used a continuous sheet of floor vinyl glued vertically on the walls. I go all the way from the top of the ceiling down to the edge of the tub or shower base. And do NOT cut the corners. Wrap the vinyl right around the corners fairly tight but not forced all the way into the right angle...makes a nice finished curve look, and no seams or cracks for moisture to get behind.

If one already had a fiberglass surround, then I'd stick with that and use your automotive paint idea. But if you have deteriorated or bunged up drywall and tile (particularly the old fashioned plastic tile), then the vinyl surround can be an improvement. BTW, best to have some extra hands available when installing...it's difficult for one person to hang it alone.

Also, a follow up question for Barry. Do you know if the guy who does this regularly has the homeowners (or renters) stay out of the unit for a period of time afterwards? I'm assuming there will be an odor situation for a day or two after spraying. (Just something to keep in mind for the DIYer.
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He said most bathrooms have window and he has his fans but also uses a turbine air supply with a mini HVLP. He said it rarely a problem with fumes at the end of day.

Some are left in epoxy and some are coated in SS from Sikens, I would think the SS would be biggest stink as far as long term.


As long as we are discussing house work and body filler on floors, years back we had a quad level and just the one set of stairs going to top level the nails would show through the drywall in three months, finally wife got pissed at me and hired a dry waller to fix.
Three months they were back, so she left town for a week, I ran my air hose in house with three inch grinder, counter sunk the nails and filled the drywall with body filler, DA'ed with 80 grit, primed with epoxy and repainted.

Sold the house 5-6 years later and they never showed up again.
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This is good stuff to know. I have seen showers and tubs where no amount of cleaning would rid the stains, some had ruined the fiberglass with scrubbing scratches. Some good epoxy type of primer, some body work to fill scratches and paint. How long would be a good cure time? Most homes have 2 baths these days, I wouldn't think it would be a terrible problem to keep out for a week. If it was, don't do it then? A guy could have some creative fun with this.
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I have thought of the same thing. But one thing that holds me back are the vapors. If no one is living in the house for MANY days, go for it. I once painted a number of free standing shelves for a store. They cured in my shop for a couple of days before they were put back in the store. It just about put those poor ladies working there in the hospital! Oh my God, I remember going down there with the doors and windows all open and all the ladies with pale faces looking sick as heck.

Take this stuff SERIOUSLY.

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