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Old 08-21-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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Had my guy do 2 tubs in a condo unit. Second time I've used him. The charge is the going rate. No problem there.

He does a good amount of prep. Just 2 white tubs, steel.

The finish...like small minute dust particles on the finish -- 4" apart all over. (This would never fly for kitchen cab repainting).

The outside face of the tub --towards the vanity --- fells like 100 grit sandpaper but is of course the finished white epoxy.

Are these things supposed to come out like a baby's a** ? Never know exactly the final product ? What's considered a very good job ?
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The ones I've seen come out pretty smooth. How do these compare to the first time you used him?

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Not as good. Out of state owner on this one. I just paired the two up...but the HO has a high level of trust in me.

Rental turnover. Never have met the HO in 6 yrs working for them.

May have to look around ?
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Did he prep and spray multiple coats, or wipe on (I mean...apply) some miracle slop?
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Did he prep and spray multiple coats, or wipe on (I mean...apply) some miracle slop?
I wasn't there for any of the apps but he grinds and sands it all. He uses a Titan HVLP turbine...looks 10-15 yrs old.

The epoxy odor will knock you down for several hours.
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I wasn't there for any of the apps but he grinds and sands it all. He uses a Titan HVLP turbine...looks 10-15 yrs old.

The epoxy odor will knock you down for several hours.
Should be pretty smooth, then. Might want to call him and inquire.
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Are these things supposed to come out like a baby's a** ? Never know exactly the final product ? What's considered a very good job ?
I've seen a half-dozen or so, and none of them would fool you into thinking they were OEM. None lasted more than 2-3 years at most without significant deterioration.

Maybe okay for a rental/quick flip if that's the way you play, but I wouldn't do it in my own house.
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Had my guy do 2 tubs in a condo unit. Second time I've used him. The charge is the going rate. No problem there.

He does a good amount of prep. Just 2 white tubs, steel.

The finish...like small minute dust particles on the finish -- 4" apart all over. (This would never fly for kitchen cab repainting).

The outside face of the tub --towards the vanity --- fells like 100 grit sandpaper but is of course the finished white epoxy.

Are these things supposed to come out like a baby's a** ? Never know exactly the final product ? What's considered a very good job ?
Therein lies the answer to your question... people pay for the option that resembles a job that would have been a replacement... they chose that option because of less cost, less time but also because it would still provide an adequate result for the price paid...

What you describe would hardly be adequate under most scenarios... tub re glazing usually contains advertising that includes verbiage along the lines of "repair and refinish your existing bathtub making it look and feel like new."

If the guy has a website, or some other form of advertising, see how he describes it... could be he only needs to come back to buff it based on what he used...

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Didn't you know Re-Bath will cover your tub with a brand new one?
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I've seen that a few times before (not a popular thing to do around here) and its usually because they don't get all the dust from the crack between the floor tile and the tub or behind the toilet, etc. and it blows into their finish.

I know the polyamide epoxy I have done on garage floors holds up for many years without wearing so I can imagine they can get some good use out of the tubs when properly done. Having said that I'd never do it in my own house and explain it to customers much the same way.
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Sounds like a botched spray job. Either dirt or overspray.

I'd have him come back and respray it , or maybe it could be buffed out

I don't know what your guy used . what I have seen others use is 2 part urethane automotive finishes
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just saw a youtube video from this company ( sorry don`t know how to send it over to you guys )


i`ve done some small repairs with the repair kits
your spraying it on ,
i`m a "b-minus" painter at best , i can get it on with a pretty good finish

if that's what you do for a living ,it should be a high-gloss finish.
you need to call him out if your not happy.
at least see what he says

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