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repairing a cast iron tub

Posted by lee selkir on November 8th, 1999 09:34 PM
In reply to Refinishing Antique Clawfoot Bathtub by Shirley Brooks on October 6th, 1999 05:00 PM [Go to top of thread]

First sand out the spot completely then fill the
resultin mild crater with a goos fine grade of
polyester body filler. Sand this patch down to
match the contours of the tub, using extra care if
it involves the actual drain contours. Purchase a
small bottle of tub repair enamel (American Standard
is a good source)in the closest colour match
possible. The "white" of your old claw-footed baby
is anything but white! It actually is a shade of
gray. Apply many, many thin coats, allowing each to
dry before the next. It may not be perfect but this
process should give you quite a nice result. I
refinish tubs for a living so I know that this will work.
Good Luck with your repairs!

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