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Resurfacing bath with Bunnings purchase

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by sammmeee, 10th Aug, 2015.

  1. sammmeee

    sammmeee Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would post a before and after bath resurface. This bathtub would not respond to any cleaning treatment under the sun. I went to Bunnings and found a cheap bath resurface kit.

    Worked brilliantly. Bath could not be used for 7 days. Did it between tenants. Very happy with the $50 fix. As good as new
     

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  2. WestOz

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    Looks great, be interesting to see what it looks like in 12mths.
    What were the products used throughout the process, especially cleaning/preparing ?
    Does the final finish feel like paint, will it scratch easily?
     
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    Yes, will be interesting to see in 12months. The way it looked before I had nothing to lose.

    Feels like a normal bath surface..doesn't look or feel like a painted surface. I tried to scratch it after the 7 days had been to see how it would go and it didn't scratch at all.

    No process really other than cover a really thick layer of "the stuff". Too thin and it doesn't work, I ended up pouring the container all over the bath which worked well. Not sure of the brand .. sorry but its not white knight.
     
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    Yeah looks really good. Is it an acrylic bath?
    Would love to know the brand, if you can remember. I bet it lasts a while because you left it for 7 days. I bet this is where "most people" go wrong.
     
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    Any photos of the job Special order?
     
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    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    The proof will soon reveal itself after 12 months usage- please do keep us posted if this does last- be interested to know brand and specifics used.
     
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    Very nice. Before I caught the bug, I used to rely on others to do stuff, but now I like to give it a go. I find there are so many things in Bunnings that are so useful and their DIY videos online are amazing as well. I find that the quality of the stuff in Masters are alittle better but their price is abit dearer.
     
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    I'd be interested in the brand name too, we don't have a Bunnings locally so might have a look at Mitre 10.
     
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    do you know if you have anything for toilet bowls, which have discoloured black in colour
     
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    Leave it - black toilets are now in.

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    HAHa Y-man ...
    thanks Propertunity
     
  14. WestOz

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    Apparently.... the reason for the black in the S-Bend is due to using cheap toilet brushes, they have fine wire inside the bristles to provide strength, with use the wire is exposed on the tips of the bristles which in turn scratches the porcelain.
    Apparently the environmentally friendly way to remove the black is with a biro eraser
     
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    Did you do the grout on the tiles as well? The bath puts it to shame.
     
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    Is that Darth Vader's suite?
     
  17. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I have a delightful roman bath that I'm not quite ready to rip out just yet - I might go down this route myself. If you can find the name of the product that would be great :)
     
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    It looks really good! It is great hearing about these cheap fixes that have such a good result.
     
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    Oh darn, we got rid of our weird old black toilet seat a little while ago, it's just coming back in.