Bath tub repair

Discussion in 'RV Tips & Tricks' started by dentim1, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. dentim1

    dentim1 New Member

    I have a hole in my bath tub the size of a pencil. How can I repair this?

    Thanks for any help. :clown:
     
  2. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

    Bath tub repair

    Is it fiberglass? If so, check at boat place for repair kit for fiberglass. Probably cheaper for you to do the repair than have an RV shop or boat shop do the repair. Seems like a pretty small hole to fix, so go for it.
    Good luck and welcome to the forum. :)
     
  3. dentim1

    dentim1 New Member

    Bath tub repair

    unfortunatly, it appears to be plastic.. any ideas.
    :question:
     
  4. Gruffy

    Gruffy New Member

    Bath tub repair

    ;) Duct tape... at least for a day or two.

    Find a glue that melts the plastic, maybe ABS or PVC cement from the plumbing department of the lumber yard. Find a bit of plastic of a similar kind, maybe from a dryer vent for instance, cut a patch and glue it on.

    If it needs to be curved soften the plastic with repeated applications of the cement for a few minutes before applying to the tub. Give it a couple of days to dry and harden up again. :approve:
     
  5. FISHEYE46

    FISHEYE46 New Member

    Bath tub repair

    harbor freight sells a plastic welding kit,not sure of the price but its well worth it,you can weld ABS and polyethelene plastic with it,i have a pro model that i use to repair plastic and rubber motorcycle and car parts.fiberglass wont stick to plastic,some 2 part expoxies will if the area is roughed up enough,but its just a temp fix.
     
  6. Capcuba

    Capcuba New Member

    Bath tub repair

    JB weld and then paint
     
  7. Del Roy

    Del Roy New Member

    Bath tub repair

    Plumbers' Gunk, at many hardware stores. Works on polyethelene, Etc.

    Whoops, I think that is Plumber's Goop. :blush:

    Permanently repair a polyethelene windshield washer reservoir for me.
     
  8. RVAlaska

    RVAlaska New Member

    Bath tub repair

    I have found a good and inexpensive meathod to repair plastic tubs, jsut take some coarse emory cloth and scuff the surface, then get some fiberglass matting, and soak small patches with ABS Cement, layer them a couple of times over the hole, let that dry and then a little paint from a rattle can and you are repaired!
     

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