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Old 10-13-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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Bathroom tub paint

Hi, what can I use to re-paint or refinish the bathroom fiberglass? Easy & cheaper the better for me. 79' Sovereign 31'.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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Bathtub paint...

You might check this thread out, some discussion on the topic:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...=bathtub+paint

My hubby repainted our fiberglass "bathtub" in our 63 Bambi and he used a spray can of the Krylon Plastic paint available at about any hardware store. It hasn't been too long yet (a few months) so I cannot attest to how it will hold up. However, so far, so good. He said I shouldn't use cleanser or anything on it, just mild soapy water and a rinse.

Good luck! You can also use the search box above on the blue toolbar and key in bathtub paint ~ you will get quite a few hits.

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Old 10-13-2006, 09:31 PM   #3
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This is the renewed shower stall wall in my 1976 Argosy, painted with POR 15 WhiteCoat. It's as hard as a rock and shines like porcelain.

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Old 10-13-2006, 09:40 PM   #4
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"Tough As Tile"

Have done it twice now, once in a rear bath and once in a center bath.

Not difficult to use, just follow the instructions. Costs about $25.

Prep is the biggest part. It can be sprayed or brushed.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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Painting the bathtub

My husband also used a Krylon Plastic paint on ours. It looks really nice. We did all the counter space in there. He ran some water in it and it held up pretty good. I would think since its made for the outdoors it should work nicely. Picked it up at lowes, walmart carries it to. Very inexpensive. heres some pics.
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:50 PM   #6
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Are you sure the tub in your '79 is fiberglass? It may be ABS plastic.

I just did my tub using a product that claims its good for fiberglass. porclein and plastics. It was also used on the Classic Rides restoration.

The product is called Tubby from www.tubbyusa.com. It's a two part epoxy paint and comes in a kit with everything you need and very detailed instructions. It is brushed and rolled on which is included in the kit.

I don't know how its going to hold in up in the long run but it seems pretty nice right now.
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:11 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. Tonight I just saw DIY (www.diynetwork.com) they are restoring a vintage Airstream!
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:33 AM   #8
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:54 AM   #9
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i used "elastomeric" paint made for platis vinyl and leather re-finishing primarily automobile seats and upholstery. it stinks going on but does not come off. period. i also used it on all of the plastic end caps and window mouldings, etc..
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i used a marine paint manufactured by interlux --- it is fiberglass based and one part. it came out great but was easy to "run". it is pricy at $32.00 per quart.... my unit is a rear bath 1978 sovereign and had been broken in the shower corner which i re-inforced with fiberglass mat and resin....
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:01 PM   #12
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Most of these posts are older and I am wondering how your paint products held up.
We need to repair and re-paint are bathroom in a Caravel. It is a very light mint green (?) currently, which I believe is the original since I have seen other pics of 66' Caravels with this color bathroom.
My big question is searching for an appropriate long lasting paint that I will have more choice of colors that white, off white, black. Tubby products had the most choice, but I didn't like any of their colors. Want to stick closer to original, light green or blue, aqua.

Any leads will be appreciated.
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Check out rustolium countertop paint. Sal.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:25 PM   #14
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I did ours with epoxy marine paint from either Lowe's or Home Depot. It was expensive.

For once I followed the directions religiously.

Prep work was a must as the parts must be thoroughly clean.

It has been since 2007 and our bathroom still looks as if it were done yesterday.

I am very pleased.

Photos are in my gallery.
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I used the tough-as-tile product.. brush on ... sold at Lowes. It turned out alright - but did it when the temp was too low and it did affect the leveling and I have brush marks. I understand that folks here used a foam roller and had very good results. I plan to sand mine and apply one final coat with foam roller.

I understand that the paint on product (not their spary on) is tintable.

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Has anyone tried the Rust-Oleum tub/shower refinishing kits? They run about $25, so it would seem to be a relatively inexpensive solution.
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Has anyone tried the Rust-Oleum tub/shower refinishing kits? They run about $25, so it would seem to be a relatively inexpensive solution.
I did the Rustoleum kit on a home bathtub. I did all the prep they asked for, but couldn't get an acceptable finish, way too many brush strokes showing.

Maybe you're better at it and can get a smooth finish with a brush, but I would recommend using a sprayer to put that stuff.

[edit] I found the paint was tough as bullets once it was on, can't say that it wasn't good paint.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:55 PM   #18
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Hello, was wondering about doing the tub in our '74 Argosy with a roll on white truck bed liner?? It would go on tough, water proof & slip resistant?? Any thoughts appreciated?
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