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    • Catpuss66
    • By Catpuss66 5th Sep 13, 7:24 PM
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    Had my old metal bath resurfaced by renubath about 8 yrs ago cost 250 has lasted well but now colour is staining and the surround of the bath is peeling. Not sure wether to have a new bath or have it redone again? Is there anything new on the market?
    • Catpuss66
    • By Catpuss66 24th Sep 14, 9:20 PM
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    God I started this thread in 2006, had the bath done by renu bath was good probably lasted about 5 years, now starting to chip and is discoloured but it gave me some breathing in all was good thing to do at the time.
  • elizka44
    bath re-enamel
    can anyone help?
    do you know any good but not over priced company who can restore our bath, please?
    its a nice bath just need a nice touch with paint.
    many thanks
    • OSWS
    • By OSWS 10th Jan 15, 11:51 AM
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    can anyone help?
    do you know any good but not over priced company who can restore our bath, please?
    its a nice bath just need a nice touch with paint.
    many thanks
    Originally posted by elizka44
    Where abouts are you based, Elizka? If in the South of England near Hampshire you could try Steph. at Bath Angel ( depending on the type of repair/resurfacing work you want done exactly?
  • daifromwales
    Sanding the bath
    When I last looked at this thread, someone asked about problems sanding the bath. This was my reply - but the original message has now vanished!

    "It sounds like you are expecting too much. You don't need to remove original finish - you'll never succeed by sanding. All you are supposed to do is to remove all the surface gloss (and ingrained dirt) so as to provide a fresh surface for the new paint to stick to. So wear a dust mask, use an electric sander (Tubby sell an abrasive disc to fit in an electric drill) or do it the hard way by hand. (Oh - and use ear plugs with a drill!)
    I am about to re-do our bath with a new Tubby kit after about 10 years. Most of it is as new, but some damage from dropping shower head wasn't repaired so bits started to flake. Use a cheap plastic shower head in future!
    I am hoping the new paint will stick to the good old stuff. Nitromors is next to useless now it has been made safe by Regulations. Does anybody have experience of over-coating?
    Also it is worth removing any metalwork if you can.
    Last edited by daifromwales; 10-08-2015 at 6:53 PM. Reason: original question vanished!
  • daifromwales
    Sounds like you are expecting too much.
    All you need do is remove the original surface gloss with any ingrained dirt.
    You don't need to try to get back to bare metal. You'd take months to do that just by sanding. You've almost certainly done more than enough already as long as you've gone over the entire surface.
    • csbc
    • By csbc 23rd Jun 16, 11:00 AM
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    I can't recommend Diamond Gleam. They did a cast iron bath for us about 3 years back and it looked lovely. It only gets used about once a month by grandchildren, so it has had the equivalent of a month or two of normal use.
    There is now a crack around the chrome waste, as they enamelled over the join. They say we should have un-plumbed it first [but did not tell us to do this before]. It would have been easy to do as it is free-standing and had only just been put back in place after re-flooring.
    They are very upfront saying they would not repair it even if we paid!
    • Bathfix
    • By Bathfix 2nd Aug 16, 3:22 PM
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    I run a bath resurfacing company cover the same area and I am surprised at the comment regarding one of my competitors. They have a good reputation.
    • klb10
    • By klb10 3rd Mar 17, 9:31 AM
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    Diamond Gleam
    I just want to confirm that Diamond Gleam are definitely one to avoid. Bath looked great at first but within weeks, enamel cracking and coming away. After great difficulty managed to get them back in to do some repairs, the same problem occurred again and numerous phone calls, emails later - no response. Finally asked for refund and of course no response. Very stressful experience and left with a bath that I now have to decide whether to call in someone else to sort out - any current recommendations would be appreciated or cut my losses and just go for new.
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