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Repair Acrylic Fiberglass Hot Tub Damaged

Has your hot tub sprung a leak? No worries US Bath Products has got you covered.  With our help we will show you how to repair cracks holes chips blistering and scratches in your fiberglass or acrylic hot tub.

Some of the materials you will need are:

  • Acetone
  • 100-220 Grit Sandpaper
  • A Paint Scraper
  • US Bathtub Products Fiberglass Repair Kit
  • US Bath Products Fiberglass Scratch Stain Remover

Once your hot tub is drained you want to let it dry completely especially at the areas that you will be repairing. Do this on a day when no rain or dew  are expected for the next 24 hours. If you are just repairing scratches  then you can use US Bath Products Fiberglass Scratch Stain Remover following the instructions provided with the kit.

For more serious damage you will be using the Fiberglass Repair Kit or complete refinish using our spa and hot tub paint.  Make note of the damaged areas by placing tape on the areas to be repaired.

How To Repair A Hot Tub

The first thing you want to do is remove any blistering or loose gel coat by scraping or chipping out the repair this will include any cracks you may find.  Cracks should be chipped out in a V-shaped pattern all along the crack. To speed things up you can use a rotary tool like a Dremel Tool.

Sand any sharp edges using 100 grit sandpaper and rough up the repair area to one-half inches outside of the damaged area. Vacuum the entire hot tub of any debris once you are done with all of the areas that are in need of repairs.

Wipe each repair area with a soft cloth and acetone make sure you get the inside of each repair. This should dry in about 20 seconds. If you are repairing a hole follow the directions in the Fiberglass Repair Kit and use the fiberglass mesh included in the kit to reinforce the repair.

For all other damage such as chips and blistered areas also follow the direction in the kit to repair those areas too.  Allow the product to cure 24 hours before proceeding.

Once cured you can sand the repaired areas smooth with the existing finish then buff with a clean dry towel until you reach the desired sheen and refill your hot tub. The repair is waterproof and chemical resistant.

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