If you have rust marks, scratches or even a hole in your bath or shower, you can repair them with Bondo Shower & Tub Kit. Though this is one of the only products available for this home improvement project, there is little information on the internet on how to use the Bondo Shower & Tub Kit. If you want to decide if this repair job is right for you, or if you want detailed instructions to guide you as you fix your damaged bath or shower, this tutorial will help you. Certainly, Bondo Shower & Tub Kit will repair the damage for you and prevent the problem from growing worse. So let’s get started with the steps to repairing a bath or shower with Bondo Shower & Tub Kit.
Step #1. Clean the Repair Area
Sand the repair area with P-220 grit sandpaper to remove on protruding flaws. Follow with bath cleaner and a sponge to clean the area thoroughly, then finish with nail polisher remover to get rid of soap scum or oil residue that may still remain behind.
Step #2. Prepare the Bondo Shower & Tub Kit Mix
In the Bondo Shower & Tub Kit you’ll find a mixing container. Take it out and pour polyesther resin in and mix with white or brown color depending on the color of your shower or tub. Mix in the thickener and add the hardener. The Bondo Shower & Tub Kit tells you exactly what amounts of each ingredients to add. But when it comes to the hardener be careful not to add too much and cause the Bondo Shower & Tub mix to set before you’ve had time to smear it into the damaged area. If mixed correctly, Bondo Shower & Tub Kit gives you 10 minutes from the mixing until the substance will harden. In other words, you have about 10 minutes to complete the repair.
Step #3. Seal the Damage with Bondo Shower & Tub Mix
In the Bondo Shower & Tub Kit you’ll find a flat applicator. Use it to press as much of the mix into the repair area as is needed to fill it completely. Smear the surface flat as much as you can using this spatula like applicator. Wait 2 hours, then sand the area with P-220 grit sandpaper and slowly move to the finer sandpaper provided with the Bondo Shower & Tub Kit.
Step #4. Seal the Repair Area
To seal the Bondo Shower & Tub Kit repair you’ll need to mix the same ingredients again but this time without the thickener. In other words, mix the polyesther resin, colorant and hardener only. Now brush this solution over the repair area using a thin brush. Wait 1 hour until the surface hardens, then sand it down with the finest sandpaper. Finish repairing your bath or shower with the Bondo Shower & Tub Kit by buffing the repair with the buffing compound provided with the kit. Only puff until you achieve a level of gloss to match the rest of your bath or shower.
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