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Old 10-27-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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Yellowing Tub Plastic?

We recently purchased a 1994 Dutchman class C RV. We are enjoying working on fixing it up and camping every weekend while the weather is still good!

So far we have:
fixed cab over area water leak (replaced walls & bed wood, etc.), re-sealed window leaks
repaired water heater (replaced wiring harness)
repaired stove (replaced regulator)
repaired generator (replaced starter & solenoid)
repaired "spongy" step
replaced roof vents (cracked & leaking)
replaced refrigerator vent cover (was missing)
added Camco vent covers over vents
added stick-on tile behind bathroom sink
added tileboard in kitchen area
and the list goes on and on every day. lol

We are now working on the bathtub area. We have pulled out the yellowed surround and have purchased a new surround to install.

The tub itself has yellowed over the years and I would like to whiten it up if at all possible since the new surround is white.

I can purchase a new faucet that is white, but the cost of replacing a tub just because it's old and yellowed is not worth it in my book. I've read some different ideas on the internet, but most involve some industrial strength peroxide and sunlight and that just isn't going to work in this tiny bathroom.

Any suggestions on whitening up the tub?

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Old 10-29-2014, 03:59 AM   #2
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If the tub is made of plastic you may consider a plastic spray paint. I have used the paint in the past to spray exterior plastic lawn furniture at our cottage and it worked well and lasted for some time. I'm not sure how it will hold up in the tub, however, it may be worth exploring.

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Old 10-29-2014, 06:11 AM   #3
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I considered that but didn't know how well it would hold up.

That may end up being my only option.

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My DW and I purchased a used 1992 Dutchmen and re-did most of it before going larger last year. I was not happy with the yellowed plastic either-until I found out it was not white to begin with. It was Colonial White, and many replacement parts could be ordered in that color! Have fun and enjoy it.

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