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Fire Damaged Acrylic... help?

Postby Michael Saunders » Fri May 16, 2008 1:17 pm

Ok, here's the story.

Being the stupid child I am, I was playing with matches in the bathroom. In burning some toilet paper, I had hoped to entertain myself. The resulting mess was far from that.

It turns out, toilet paper has a rather extreme rate of combustion. At least, the particular brand I was experimenting with was exceedingly flammable.

It was at the point that I realised this that I hastened to throw the burning ball of paper into the acrylic bath tub, with the idea in mind that the bath tub (its actually a spa bath, with a shower too) is a wet place, a place that would therefore extinguish my flame.

Well, it didn't. The flame then proceeded to burn and even melt a small area of acrylic. The melted part was approximately 5x5cm and the entire affected are was, or more grammatically correct is roughly 25x20cm.

Now comes the crucial part of this post - the question.

Can this be repaired, or should the bath be replaced?

To any help I get, I give thanks in advance.

By the way, being new to this forum, and not bothering to examine the features, if it is at all possible for me to post a picture, I'd glady do so.

Oh yes, and crucially - an estimated price? AU currency if possible, but if not I'm more than capable of the maths.

I look forward to some hopefully positive answers :)
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Postby nitro23456 » Sun May 18, 2008 9:45 am

new bath mate.

anything from 70 notes, skies the limit depending on what bath you want.

I did a similar thing as a student, but it wasn't toilet paper I ignited, rather it was gaseous emissions from my rear end. luckily I didnt burn the bath but the curtains.
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Postby rosebery » Mon May 19, 2008 12:51 am

Absolutely a new bath. Sounds like you are in Oz? Couldn't even guess prices for labour or materials over there.

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