Melting coating on tub.

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Comment by Yvette Myers on April 20, 2014 at 2:22pm
Thanks Richard, unfortunately the goof off that made it to the tub bed completely took the gel coat of around the rim. so the question now is what to do? Remove the rest? Do we need a professional? Will the rustoleum tub and tile paint work?
Comment by Richard W. Cobbs on April 20, 2014 at 1:16pm

It looks like the streaks were made when you used a lot of GOOF OFF and it dripped down into the tub.  Have you tried using more of the same to see if you can even out the streaks?  I would try different methods to save the gelcoat.  I don't think that any paint would last a year!  If I couldn't save the gelcoat, I would consider a new tub.  Or even better, a shower; who can fit in those tubs?  Sounds like a slogan "Save the Gelcoat"!


Comment by Yvette Myers on April 20, 2014 at 10:50am

Thanks Pat. Although I don't really like the color of the gel coat,  my plan was to live with it.  That is,  before the goof of made the decision for me. It's helpful to know that there is a remover as well as a way to repair it. 

Comment by Pat Daly on April 20, 2014 at 10:12am

well i can't understand why you would like to take the gel coat off fiberglass, but that's your chioce and a LOT of work. Plus, it will never looke the same. usually the "gel coat" is sprayed inside the mold and then the fiberglass is either shot in with a chopper gun or hand laid. a wax is used to "release" the tub from the mold... with the colored gel coat in place. it's more permanent than pait and a lot tuffer. if you take it off you'll have to restore/repaid it somehow.  marine supply stores have both a gelcoat remover and gelcoat 2 part paint kits.  good luck i guess.    Hmmm, never thought about all that goinin into the holding tank and then eventually the water supply of the town. good point.   I think I remember seeing boaters sand down the gelcoat with about 4 different grits of sand paper until get an ultra smooth finish and then applying a 2 part poly marine paint...

Comment by Yvette Myers on April 20, 2014 at 5:13am

Yes,  its fiberglass.  Would like to use the got off to take the rest of the coating off.  We're afraid of what the goof of will do in the holding tank.  Anyone have experience with goof off. 

Comment by Pat Daly on April 19, 2014 at 11:02pm

I'm guessing the tub is fiberglass. if so, it's pretty easy to paint.  marine supply stores even have kits for it. If it's plastic don't know on that material.   Members help us out here.  What would you do?

Comment by Yvette Myers on April 19, 2014 at 7:20pm
What should I do?



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