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    I have a Round ( Not Deep ) Spa Tub in the bathroom that is Acrylic that I want to change to white. I NEVER use it, so I thought of refinishing rather than replacing. Any thoughts of refinishing a Fiberglass tub we be great.
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    Its a job for a pro due to the chemicals used and the expertise required to get a smooth glossy finish. Goggle "fiberglass bath refinish" and you'll get some hits.

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    Depending on the installation it may be cheaper to replace than refinish. Refinishing usually only is the better option if replacing it would entail significant wall removal and repairs.

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    I normal use, a refinsh job will look great, and have a life expectancy of 1 to 3 years. If you really never use it and just want the room to look good, if is probably worth a few hundred to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Depending on the installation it may be cheaper to replace than refinish. Refinishing usually only is the better option if replacing it would entail significant wall removal and repairs.

    To replace the tub $ 1800

    To refinish it $ 450

    It is a round tub 60" Diam and 20" deep

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    To replace the tub $ 1800

    To refinish it $ 450

    It is a round tub 60" Diam and 20" deep
    You've got to figure out if the extra $1350 would yield a return when you sell the house.

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    You never said the tub was made out of gold, platinum, or silver. Is the tub a drop in or is the tile installed over the rim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    You never said the tub was made out of gold, platinum, or silver. Is the tub a drop in or is the tile installed over the rim?


    It sits on top of the Marble. Its made of fiberglass/Acrylic

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