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TBennett

03:27PM | 09/11/00
Member Since: 09/10/00
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I recently bought a 50 year old home containing 3 full bathrooms. All of the bathtubs have lost their porcelain finish over the years. I am currently investigating my options for replacing or refinishing them and believe that the most common options are replacing them, purchasing a custom liner, or having them professionally refinished. Is it feasible to refinish them by yourself? If not, out of the other three options, what is the best bet?

PlumberDrummer

05:29PM | 10/02/00
Member Since: 10/01/00
14 lifetime posts
If money were no concern.........

First option should not be a surprise. Buy new. Current manufacturing materials far surpass what was available 50 years ago. Your old tubs were probably steel, which would suggest a rust problem you may not even know about. Rust would be bad for either a refinish or a cover.

Second choice is a refinish. The technology is greatly advanced from just a few years ago.

Last choice is cover. Too many working parts and too great a chance of finding a bad installer/manufacturer.

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