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REPAIRING CRACKS IN SHOWER AND FRIDGE

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  • gamponiamel
    Any experience out there w/repairing the hair line cracks in the shower walls and the fridge?? What type of material/brand is the best? Tks folks! mel
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2005
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      Any experience out there w/repairing the hair line cracks in the
      shower walls and the fridge?? What type of material/brand is the
      best? Tks folks!

      mel
    • denisond3d3
      ... The type of plastic that has the crack could determine what would be the best glue for repairing it. If the cracked item is of fiberglass made with
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 1, 2005
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        --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, "gamponiamel" <gamponiamel@y...> wrote:
        >
        > Any experience out there w/repairing the hair line cracks in the
        > shower walls and the fridge?? What type of material/brand is the
        > best? Tks folks!
        >
        The type of plastic that has the crack could determine what would
        be the best glue for repairing it. If the cracked item is of
        fiberglass made with polyester or epoxy glue, then epoxy or
        polyurethane glue would be a good repair glue. For best results you
        would need to remove the cracked shower stall part, so you can apply
        glue to its backside. With a cracked fridge wall, you would make a
        smaller repair, on the side you can reach - and it wont look neat when
        done.
        After cleaning and sanding the plastic on each side of the crack,
        paint your choice of glue on, then add a strip of glass fiber cloth
        over that, and a 2nd layer of glue, another laver of the glass fiber
        cloth, and maybe finish up with about 4 layers of the glass cloth,
        well bedded in the glue. If using polyurethane, its also going to be
        really handy if you can lay the part down so the glue is lying level,
        or polyurethane will try to run downhill. With polyurethane you also
        dont want to use too much; it bubbles up and expands as it cures, and
        would be a little bit lumpy. Srong stuff though.
        The epoxy could be a type that doesnt flow much. A day or two
        later you can paint it to match the rest of the unit.
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