Cant remove old Bath Taps due to ancient original sealant

Postby franP » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:50 pm

totally new bathroom but I kept lovely old enamel bath. HOWEVER cant after many attempts get old taps off cos they are practically welded to the bath with ancient sealant/glue which even has horsehair in.
Dont want to use corrosive chemical and lift enamel and cant finish tiling cos of taps.
Any hints / tips / products I could use?
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:50 pm

Use a hot air gun to heat the taps, this should soften the putty used around the taps.
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