Re-caulking tub, Scraped when removing

brussoSeptember 18, 2010

I needed to re-caulk a bath tub. When removing the old caulk I scraped the tub and there are now several black lines. I thought they were dirt/scuff marks but i can not rub them out. I think I might have removed a bit of the white from the tub. What is the fix?

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brickeyee

What is the tub made of?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 10:26AM
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sunnyca_gw

Might try a little Bar Keeper's Friend on a wet rag or other white powder cleanser, don't rub hard as might remove the finish if it is porcelain, fiberglass cleaner for fiberglass. Baking soda & water paste might work or try toothpaste.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 12:25AM
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decorsuite

Hi,
50% Bleach 50% Water with a wet rag should do the trick.

Johnson
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www.decorsuite.com

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 7:36PM
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jejvtr

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Try Mr Clean magic eraser & some soft scrub w/bleach

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 11:03AM
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brickeyee

"Try Mr Clean magic eraser & some soft scrub w/bleach"

Without knowing what the tub is made of no suggestion can really be made.

If the tub is porcelain enamel mild abrasives and chemicals MAY remove the marks.

If the tub is fiberglass or composite the marks may have removed material from the surface to expose an underlying layer and removing anything further is NOT going to work.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 1:27PM
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