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Old 10-03-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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cracks in shower surround

We have 2 small hairline cracks in our shower surround. Can we repair these by simply caulking them?
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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Go to a marine supply store like West Marine, they have fiberglass repair kits and epoxy. I would not use caulking. If the cracks are small(hairline) epoxy might work best. Use a 1/16" drill at each end of the crack and use a putty knife to force the epoxy into the cracks. When done use a razor blade to scrape off any excess on the surface. No sanding necessary if you work it right.
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thanks! do you mean drill a hole at each end of the crack, like to inject epoxy?
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thanks! do you mean drill a hole at each end of the crack, like to inject epoxy?
Drilling a hole at each end of the crack prevents the crack from extending. It distibutes the stresses that caused the crack equally around the hole. It's used extensively in the aircraft/sheet metal industry to stop cracks, it's referred to as "stop drilling". After drilling the holes just fill it in with the epoxy filler. Epoxy is usually clear but you might be able to get a coloring pigment at Auto Zone, you won't need much.
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thank you so much! another job for the hubby
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Thanks. My husband knew exactly what it meant, but I had no idea.
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How you patch it depends on the material that the shower is made. Some are fiberglass, others are molded plastic. The material used on one will not work on the other.

Also, if it is cracked, it may be a problem with how it is supported and you need to fix that as well or it will crack again.

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How should it be repaired if it's plastic?
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Take a look here, it may help.
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Home depot sells a bathtub calk which is also an adhesive. Have used it with good results. just be sure you have everything in order when you use it if you use the quick setting type. Recommend the regular. After stop drilling the crack ends place the blue painters masking tape around the tape and caulk crack/holes. Smooth off excess caulk/adhesive and remove tape. let dry dry. BTW it comes in different colors.
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thanks! we'll check these products out as soon as we get home.
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