Cast Iron Tub finish

Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Have a cast iron tub thats finish is scratched and worn, leaving for some tough cleaning.


Anyone know of any way to refinish the tub?



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Originally Posted By: pdacey
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There are companies that will refinish the tub. When I was living in NJ 8 years ago it cost about $300-400. I’ve never seen any kind of do-it-yourself refinishing.



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Originally Posted By: cbuell
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Kevin,


see if there is an outfit called “Bath Fitters” in your area. They make an acrylic lining to go in cast iron tubs. From what I understand they come and measure your tub and then they have molds for most cast iron tubs. I saw one installed and it was pretty impressive how much it looked like a brand new version of the old tub.



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Charles,


I was talking to one of those bath fitter guys the other day. I was surprised at how expensive it was. At least in this area.


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Originally Posted By: rchoreyii
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My father had one that had some scratches. After he finished remodeling the bathroom he found that it was rusted through so watch out.



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Originally Posted By: anatol polillo
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There is a spray epoxy that is sold for this purpose. I have seen it in stores, but never used it.


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Originally Posted By: tdove
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icon_lol.gif There is a spray epoxy used it a few years back with poor results


Originally Posted By: jpeck
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If done properly by a knowledgeable and experience person, the results are good and long lasting.


Make sure the tub is not rusted out at the drain first, though.

We had the tub in the girls bathroom re-finished to almond (it was blue) because we re-did the bathroom to almond (almond paint, white vanity, almond marble top, almond water closet, etc.).

Two girls used that tub for their day long showers for 10 years, and the only 'wear' on it is where my wife used to scrub it with comment. When I pointed out that the blue color was beginning to show through the almond color, she quit using Comet on it. Comet (and other cleaners) is abrasive, like using sand paper on the finish.

The guy who did it said he uses the same paint they use on airplanes, an epoxy paint, and that it cost $120 gallon (and that was 10 years ago).


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Originally Posted By: mbartels
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Tom,


I hope those prices listed in your profile are a joke.


please say they are.



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Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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mbartels wrote:
Tom,
I hope those prices listed in your profile are a joke.
please say they are.


I mentioned that in another thread!! ![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)


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Originally Posted By: jpeck
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kmcmahon wrote:
mbartels wrote:
Tom,
I hope those prices listed in your profile are a joke.
please say they are.


I mentioned that in another thread!! ![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)


No one is mentioning the days?

Monday to Sunday? Isn't that "seven days a week"?

Or does Tom mean Monday to Saturday, not on Sunday?


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