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Five years ago someone repaired my bathtub with an enamel pain substance that lasted over 4 years, the last few times this awful plastic repair was used and that just peels away each time water touches it.

Would anyone know of decent enamel repair kit ?
 

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Five years ago someone repaired my bathtub with an enamel pain substance that lasted over 4 years, the last few times this awful plastic repair was used and that just peels away each time water touches it.

Would anyone know of decent enamel repair kit ?

i wouldn't trust anyone to know over the internet. once you have layers of stuff on already then you either have to be able to strip it back to the base material or you have to be able to know what materials are compatible and how to properly apply them. since there are so many different materials and you are already having issues i don't think trying to go over that will be a good idea. instead you would have to find someone who knows how to strip it back and then put something back over it again. not too likely to be cheap to get done right. find a local person who does restoration works like this and give them a ring.

the other obvious question is what the heck are you doing to a tub which trashes it? change your ways after having it restored. i can guess that the issue is probably coming from cleaning the doggie and if so i suggest getting a shallow metal tub for that and keeping your regular tub for much gentler use only...
 

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Five years ago someone repaired my bathtub with an enamel pain substance that lasted over 4 years, the last few times this awful plastic repair was used and that just peels away each time water touches it.

Would anyone know of decent enamel repair kit ?
My parents purchased a home with a damaged enamel tub. Instead of replacing it, they hired a professional with good references to come in and do the repair. I only vaguely remember the process, but special equipment was involved (it was not a matter of just applying the 'paint').

If you prefer to do it yourself, it might be best to consult with specialists at the hardware store (or wherever it is that one purchases the repair material), and also search online to find others that have done the same. Youtube usually is a good source for DIY stuff. I suspect the repair will only be as good as the prep done before doing the repair though, so that the materials can bond properly.

As for bathing dogs: I have plenty of experience with bathing large dogs in bathtubs. I can't imagine how they could possibly damage enamel.
 

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i wouldn't trust anyone to know over the internet. once you have layers of stuff on already then you either have to be able to strip it back to the base material or you have to be able to know what materials are compatible and how to properly apply them. since there are so many different materials and you are already having issues i don't think trying to go over that will be a good idea. instead you would have to find someone who knows how to strip it back and then put something back over it again. not too likely to be cheap to get done right. find a local person who does restoration works like this and give them a ring.

the other obvious question is what the heck are you doing to a tub which trashes it? change your ways after having it restored. i can guess that the issue is probably coming from cleaning the doggie and if so i suggest getting a shallow metal tub for that and keeping your regular tub for much gentler use only...
It was damaged when I rented this place and the landlord keeps repairing it, too save money I suppose

I said I would buy one for them but I can't afford to plumb it in as well. Then I was told I'd have to pay for it all and maybe even have to pay them if they are not happy with it :confused:
 

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My parents purchased a home with a damaged enamel tub. Instead of replacing it, they hired a professional with good references to come in and do the repair. I only vaguely remember the process, but special equipment was involved (it was not a matter of just applying the 'paint').

If you prefer to do it yourself, it might be best to consult with specialists at the hardware store (or wherever it is that one purchases the repair material), and also search online to find others that have done the same. Youtube usually is a good source for DIY stuff. I suspect the repair will only be as good as the prep done before doing the repair though, so that the materials can bond properly.

As for bathing dogs: I have plenty of experience with bathing large dogs in bathtubs. I can't imagine how they could possibly damage enamel.
My dog is short and plump but I can assure you now, you and both our countries army's wouldn't get that little farting butt in any bath 😆
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My parents purchased a home with a damaged enamel tub. Instead of replacing it, they hired a professional with good references to come in and do the repair. I only vaguely remember the process, but special equipment was involved (it was not a matter of just applying the 'paint').

If you prefer to do it yourself, it might be best to consult with specialists at the hardware store (or wherever it is that one purchases the repair material), and also search online to find others that have done the same. Youtube usually is a good source for DIY stuff. I suspect the repair will only be as good as the prep done before doing the repair though, so that the materials can bond properly.
The repairs team are supposed to do it and have 3 times but used acrylic instead of enamel
As for bathing dogs: I have plenty of experience with bathing large dogs in bathtubs. I can't imagine how they could possibly damage enamel.
 

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I thought I had found a helpful solution too my dilemma. It's a fold away bath but they only make this little gem in one size and it is too wide for my bathtub. It would need to be inside the tub as there's no room in my bathroom


My son is desperately trying to help me find a way around this problem. The exposed metal is not healthy especially with the salts I need to use

My other thoughts was too try and fix this myself with hammerite enamel white spray but my son didn't think this was safe either :(

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This may not be what you want to hear... but given that this is a rental, I would leave it as is. To do more than that is to either give the property owner something for free, or to risk incurring charges if they don't like what you've done. Take dated photos of the damage (and keep any responses from the land lord) to protect yourself from being charged for the damage if/when you move out. Until then, I would just apply aquarium sealant over the area (since that is easily removable).
 

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