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Question by ifnk334: How do I repair a crack in my plastic tub? It might be some type of fiberglass but i’m not sure?
i noticed two cracks forming on the sides of my tub. one is small and the other looks quite large. i don’t want to use my shower/bathtub until i seal the cracks because i don’t want water leaking into the downstairs apartment. is this an easy DIY?

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Answer by budweisercowboy2003
most tubs are either porselin or plastic at any rate all u need to do is go to home depot or any home improvement store and ask them for a repair kit or some caulk. I noticed u live in an apartment I would suggest u just put a maintenance call in to ur landlord and let them worry bout it so u wont be held accountable if u mess something up. because of the serious nature of it I would think the manager would get it fixed as quick as they could. Though caulk would be a good temporary fix and comes off easy enough

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6 Responses to “Found plastic tub repair in How do I repair a crack in my plastic tub? It might be some type of fiberglass but i’m not sure?”

  • dan_da_nitro_man:

    Home Depot. I purchased a sink and tub hole filler. Or you can use caulk.

  • BrownShirt:

    Since you live in an apartment, have the building manager take care of it, that way you’re not liable for messing anything up. Theres been numerous times a tenant tried fixing something themselves and only made it more work for me to do it right. As far as showers and toilets, a manager should realize it’s a priority and get right on it.

  • hayabusalvr11:

    I assume you’re the homeowner? If not, get your landlord to fix it.

    We had the same problem, but the cracks were due to a DEFECTIVE piece of crap product. It happened with two tubs. With one, we had a pro come in who had to add some filling under the tub (the problem was caused by a crappy support system) and then seal the crack. I don’t know what they used.

    With the other, we had to get a liner, which was basically like adding a new tub on top of the existing one (and also beefing up the support).

    You can probably find a patch kit at your home improvement store, but consider what’s causing the cracks, and whether they’re likely to come back and get worse. You may want to just consult a professional from the beginning.

  • jcbroogley:

    Best for cracks. see below

  • ballsack1955:

    Just get a roll of duck tape it sealed it up good

  • James Thompson:

    I am surprised more people have not commented here because this is excellent work