Hairline crack around showertray plug outlet - homemade solution?

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  1. sciac2001

    sciac2001 Funster

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    just wondered whether any funster can advise whether it is possible for a non-techy can seal up a hairline crack before calling out the "specialists"?
    Is there any type of sealant available that could be easily applied and work well?
    If not, I will have to call them in... have been given the name of Speedcoat as specialists in this field.
    Thanks.
     
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    If you are looking for a quick bodge type repair? I removed my shower tray and reinforced it using fibreglass/resin on the back side. Doesn't give you a new looking repair on top but makes it solid enough so that the cracks don't spread any further and seals it from behind to prevent leaks.
     
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    If its just in the recess around the plug hole before the main flat area of the tray you can affect a repair by taking out the drain and fitting a white plastic washer underneath with plenty of Sikaflex under it, the washer needs to be the size of the recess in the tray.

    A photo might help.

    Martin
     
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    Try Captain Tolleys Creeping Crack Cure,available mail order, I can't post the link as I am using a tablet but a search should find it. About £8 + postage....worth a try.
     
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    Captain Tolleys is a waste of time.........if there is any movement at all the crack will open up.Thats why it needs support and then sealing.
     
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    I did a temp. repair using an two part epoxy adhesive..

    rough it up a little and lay the adhesive into and around the crack.. not the prettiest of jobs but not seen under the shower mat..

    a 'proper' repair was offered by Becks.. but I haven't had time (read cant be bothered) to take it to them,.. they said it took a whole day to do..

    In times past I've also tried using the tip of a soldering iron to weld the crack..
     
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    We had speedcoat come to our house and did a fantastic job as it was going to costs hundreds to replace the shower base and he matched the colour grey . It is slightly textured but much stronger than before.
     
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    I was so pleased I pressed twice !
     
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    I used fibreglass matting and resin on a 6 inch crack running along the gully to the drain. Once over painted white it hardly shows. Seems pretty strong now...time will tell.

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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    can I ask how much ?
     
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    We had it done in Sept 2014 and was on insurance but the company was Caratec ( it would have been £190 ) but to replace the shower and all that entailed would have been £500+ !!!
     
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    I've just been quoted £325 by Speedcoat.
    (A fellow mh owner had it done for that sort of price too.)
    Thanks to all.
     
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    Correct .!!
     
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