How to look after your Tub & Spa product
- Use a soft cloth or sponge to clean your Tub & Spa product. Do not use any abrasives or scouring pads as this will dull the gloss surface.
- Use mild soap/detergent and water for cleaning
- Do not use any of the following:
- Abrasive cleaners
- Aerosol cleaners
- Cleaners containing bleach or ammonia
- Your bath can be polished from time to time using a good quality automotive polish or a product such as “Brasso” – remember to rinse the residue off with warm water before using the bath.
Maintenance of your Tub & Spa product
Light Scratches and cigarette burns
This type of damage can usually be repaired by gently sanding the effected area with a 1200 grit waterpaper and then polishing the area with a good automotive polish or a product such as “Brasso” to bring back the gloss finish.
Deep scratches, chips and deep burn marks
1. Repair kits
We can supply a repair kit which can be used to repair this type of damage on all of our products.
Note: Repair kits should not be used to attempt to repair structural damage to the fibreglass reinforced backing or acrylic surface.
Repair kits come in the form of a two component product.
- An acrylic based syrup (component A)
- A liquid catalyst (component B).
Component A is pigmented to closely match the given product colour. Please specify the colour of the product when ordering the repair kit.
2. Preparation of the syrup
- First mix component A well. The pigments can settle out in this product and if it is not mixed well, you could end up with a semi-transparent or incorrect colour in the repaired area.
- Then add (either by weight or volume) 1 part of Component B to 25 parts of Component A.
- Mix this well and allow to stand for the air bubbles entrapped during mixing to escape.
- Once free of bubbles the mixture is ready for use.
- Use within 20 minutes of mixing or the polymerisation of the mixture may be too advanced to allow adequate bonding with the surface to be repaired.
- Cure rate is dependent on ambient temperature. It is not recommended to attempt a repair at below 20 degrees Celsius.
- Ensure the site to be repaired is clean, dry and free of contamination of any kind.
- Lightly sand the area.
- Masking or syrup retaining techniques are required to keep the syrup in place during the repair due to its viscosity.
- The Syrup contracts as it cures and the crack or scratch should be overfilled by approximately 20% in volume.
- The syrup will be touch-dry within a couple of hours, but should ideally be left overnight before further work is performed on the repair.
- Sand down the cured area. First gently use an 800 grit waterpaper to remove the excess material and then sand with a 1200 grit waterpaper.
- Finally, polish the area using a good automotive polish or a product such as “Brasso”.
Note: Due to small variations of pigment shade, and slight changes in the colour of the original product in service, the repair colour may not be an exact replication of the original colour.
If excess catalyst is used, yellowing of the repair is not uncommon.