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A putty knife is generally the only tool needed to remove silicone caulk from a bathtub surround. The putty knife easily removes the existing caulk, particularly after using a liquid caulk remover. More »

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To replace a bathtub, remove any attachments to the tub, disconnect the drain pipes, and remove the tub from the wall. Install the new tub, and reconnect the pipes. More »

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To paint a fiberglass bathtub, clean the tub thoroughly with an abrasive cleaner, and rinse the tub with clean water. After the tub dries, fill scratches with fiberglass epoxy. Allow the epoxy to cure for the recommended... More »

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To reglaze a bathtub, take out the trim plumbing, caulking and grout from the tub, ensure that the area is well ventilated, clean the bathtub thoroughly, and apply a body filler in the tub. Then, prime the bathtub, apply... More »

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Repairing a cracked bathtub can be accomplished through the use of a commercial patch kit, which usually includes patch filler, a mixing stick, a putty knife, sandpaper and dye. Alternatively, homeowners may drill holes ... More »

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To remove excess silicone caulk, wipe it with a sponge, apply mineral spirits, remove the caulk with pliers, soak the residue in mineral spirits, scrub it, and scrape it with a razor. The required supplies are rags, mine... More »

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To unclog a bathtub drain, remove the stopper, cover the overflow drain, and plunge the drain. The only tools required are a plunger and a wire coat hanger. More »

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