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Old 04-19-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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Mid 70's shower pan/seat replacement?

Hi All,
I just pulled out the shower pan/seat assembly in our 76 31' center bath trailer today. It was cracked and gooped up with caulking from the PO.
I see that Inland has a fiberglass replacement available which has got to be much better than the original ABS.
Has anyone already done this with their center bath and what did you use for a pan assembly? Any hints or comments would be great.
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:10 PM   #2
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Shower pan

Has anybody replaced their shower pan ? I can't be the only one.
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Old 04-23-2005, 08:44 PM   #3
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Mike,

My shower pan and vanity is sitting in my garage awaiting prep for 2-part epoxy paint. I just mended the shower pan today with a $12 fiberglass kit (easy to use, just follow the instructions)

(Note 1"x2" braces on shower pan to keep from flexing. Also have support behind it at all times)

We will apply the $25 Tough As Tile 2-part epoxy within the next day or two. Then we will put the bathroom back together (after I run new plumbing, after I put in rear floor, after I finish frame, etc.)

(I know this drill because I did it once before last year on my rear bath Overlander see pics)

A fiberglass pan would be nice if you've got the $$ but if you're willing to put some effort into it, you can get a really nice finish rather inexpensively.

(Note-Paint can be brushed but spraying works better)
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Pizza Chop,
This one is in really bad shape, It has a crack that runs from the seat down across the front all the way down to the floor at an angle . The drain is also broken out of the bottom. How well does fiberglass adhere to this abs. I have done a fair amount of glass work on boats, so I could do this if it would stick. What are you using for a resin on the mat or cloth?
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Mike,

The kit came with resin, hardner, and some fiberglass cloth (quite a bit, actually)

It seems to adhere fine if you rough it up a bit. I would do it on the backside (maybe even two layers if it's that bad) and afterwards, fill in the seams in front with resin, and then sand it smooth.

It takes about an hour before you can sand the application (so figure 2-3 hours total time.)

If it doesn't work, you're out $12 and some time. My repaired spots are much stiffer than the rest of it. I'd be real careful even after the repairs and use some bracing till it's safely back in the coach.
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