Has your bathtub been damaged? Does it have a hole? Do you not know how to fix it? Well, here we propose a few simple steps to fix and renew your bathtub in the simplest way, so that you can even do it by yourself.
There are times when problems arise in our bathtub, either because of its age, or problems with a hole. We will see how to solve this problem in the bathtub.
The sheet usually has a thickness of only 3 or 4 millimeters. In this case, it can be seen that the marble on which the veneer was seated, retained moisture and caused rust on the inside.
The water can pass to the other side of the sheet by the marble joint, the marble favors porosity, and retains moisture. It is a slow process, and may take years. The rust can cover the sheet completely. It may also be the cause the small stains come out until finally only the enamel is left, with pressure you can make the hole perforation by itself. Usually the holes are usually not large, and are usually near the sump or overflow.
First of all, you should ask yourself how to know that your bathtub is made of sheet metal. You can pick up a magnet from the fridge and see if it sticks to it; if it sticks, then it is made of sheet metal.
Do acrylic bathtubs get holes?
Yes, you can reinforce it with a fiber reinforced putty, which gives it structural strength and insulate the acrylic structure of the bath. To do this, you need the following items;
- Rust-fitting bathtub fitting kit
- Expansive foam which can be purchased at any mall
- Cleaning solvent or Acetone
- Nitrile gloves
Steps to Take
Clean the area of the blow with the aid of a metallic brush of the kit, so that we can detach the parts that are a little loose and we remove all the rust we can. After it can be cleaned with solvent and paper towels; it is advisable use a paper that does not leave residues or lint and be kept clean.
We apply the oxide blocker to the metal that we see, through the included dripper. Then let it dry for about 6 hours and then sand it with sandpaper and clean it with solvent and paper.
If the size of the hole allows, we can apply a foam cannula and apply it in the hole. When it dries, we should trim a little what stands out. If a lot comes out, we can plug the hole with tape.
Once the hole is covered, with the foam protruding, we can cut with a cutter or a knife producing some putty in the hole not to say a slight volume. We can also use fiberglass, since the finish is smoother and thinner.