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Old 05-05-2004, 07:48 AM   #1
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Talking Bathroom Restoration Before/After Pics

After much wailing, gnashing of teeth, optimism followed by sulking depression (and buyer's remorse), I have finally reassembled the bathroom in our '72 Overlander. I have not posted in a while as I've been pretty busy getting this 200 lb gorilla off my back.

After purchasing our all original (and pretty good condition) Overlander in late January, I discovered a rotten floor in the bath (big surprise, right?). This led to all of the fun I've had for the last 2 months. (See pictures under member's photos-Pizzachop )
Attached are pics of the finished product above the previous nightmare.
We refinished the bathroom components with "Tough As Tile" brand 2-part epoxy for about $25. (This doesn't include the labor of cleaning/prepping the surface) While instructions say you can brush it on in two coats, I recommend spraying it in a dust free environment as you can apply it all at one time in several light coats (no 12 hr between coats) as well as avoid the inevitable "brush particles". We replaced all of the plastic trim molding with strips of linoleum to match the floor and painted all of the tambour doors white. We replaced the orig water heater with a lp/110v Atwood 10gl and the toilet with a Sealand Traveler light Low Profile. I will arrange and post the rest of the pics in the photo section in the next week or so.
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Old 05-05-2004, 08:28 AM   #2
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Looks like you've been busy! Good job ~

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Old 05-05-2004, 09:16 AM   #3
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Amazing! Looks great. What an enormous undertaking. Always amazes me the amount of work people are willing to put into their Airstream. We are definitely a strange breed.

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Old 05-05-2004, 09:18 AM   #4
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Looks great. What's involved in the prep?
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:17 AM   #5
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where did you find the tough as tile stuff?
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:25 AM   #6
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Found this. Has Prep and produce. http://www.gleempaint.com/tougastilepf.html
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:28 AM   #7
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Not for use on plastic. So.. which years have fiberglass baths and which have ABS plastic?
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:31 AM   #8
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looks to be easy to obtain

Checked the manufacturer's website - looks like it can be had from several different home improvement centers.
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where did you find the tough as tile stuff?
Lowe's has it on the shelf. Also found several online sources.
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Words fail me. Absolutely amazing and beautiful.
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Thumbs up Bathroom Restoration

What an awesome result! Your work is beautiful. You give me hope, as this will be the first thing I attack on my "new" 1964 Overlander. I fear I have no floor for a template!
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Impressive!

I'll have to try this stuff out on our Shower pan. If it does good there I have a shower in the house I was ready to call a company to refinish.

You do great work. I was watching the other post to see the end results.

So you wanna come help put ours together?

Just kidding.
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Thumbs up good job

looks really nice...I'm going to do it myself witha sprayer as you recomended.

Thanks!
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What a supurb job! Looks great.

Does anyone know how this product hold up? Any special care needed when using a refinished tub, sink, or shower pan?
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