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    Default Porcelain/Enamel surface eaten up in bathtub...

    Hi there,

    I have a good old cast iron tub. Recently I notice there is a trail of the porcelain/enamel surface eaten up -- perhaps by chemical?


    It's right below the tub shower door.

    I think that trail line goes 1/16" under the rest of the tub surface.


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    The surface at the bottom of the tub is pretty rough already--probably from harsh cleaners roughing up the surface over the years.


    This trail however is quite obvious. I wonder how to repair this surface section (repair that lasts) so it's flush again w/ rest of the surface or not noticeable again.


    Or it is too eaten up to be fixed? Time to get a new bathtub?


    Thx... .

    PS: Actually, is this an enamel or porcelain surface?
    Last edited by k9mlxj; 10-12-2011 at 07:29 PM.

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