Enamel repair


Postby billobach181 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:30 pm

My new steel white enamelled bath has about a 3mm diameter chip in it on the vertical surface under the taps. Is there a way to touch up the damage without making the chip too obvious?
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Postby plumbbob » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:31 pm

You can get repair kits from a plumber's merchant similar to car body filler and it comes with a little spray container of white paint.

The trouble is the kit is about £20 and the colour is unlikely to match unless you are lucky.
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Postby billobach181 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:39 pm

Many thanks plumbbob
I have been quoted £31. for the kit. maybe i should try the internet for a cheaper one.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:06 pm

check your local yellow pages or do a google search - there are companies that specialise in repairing this damage. a local one near me is called 'chips away', never used them but heard that they are pretty good. and not as expensive as you may at first think.
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Postby MrFloss » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:17 pm

It really depends on whether an "obvious" repair or whether price drives your decision first and foremost. You can buy a repair kit, which will protect the metal below, but the repair will be clearly visible. Chris_on_tour is right that you can get specialist repair companies that will do this for you. Don't think Chipsaway will do this as unless things have changed, they only work on cars. Found this company on internet, but you no doubt can find others doing much the same thing. Google "surfacedoctor.co.uk" . Hope this helps.
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Postby billobach181 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:30 pm

Many thanks to you both for your input.
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