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A previous tenant "cleaned" the fiberglass shower enclosure, and now we have some purple smears. Imagine something like purple primer, and that's the effect in a couple spots. I've tried several products, but the stain seems to be embedded in the surface. This enclosure (almond color) is about 20 years old. Any ideas on repair, or do I need the entire thing resurfaced? Thanks much.
 

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You're likely not going to clean it. Once the gel coat surface is compromised you're into the porous material underneath and will need to be refinished. They can usually do a decent job of spot repairs/color matching but at 20 years old you're probably better off looking at a having the whole thing done as long as it's in good shape overall. Compare the cost of that vs replacement with something like Sterling Vikrell.
 

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Call a professional reglazer, get it reglazed for around $500 to the color of your choice. Win-win. New shower cheaper than replacing it. A good reglazer has the right epoxy primer that will hide any miscolorings.
Thanks for the info and confirming what I suspected.

I did call one outfit after seeing their pick-up on the road. Quick site visit. Quote was double, then reduced by a few bills. They have very good reviews, so I figure that'll be the plan.
 
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