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  • Joined May 2013
Restoring old iron baths
« on: October 26, 2014, 11:36:53 am »
has anyone restored the old roll top baths before? we have a few that have been outside for 20 yrs plus so I don't know if it is salvageable but they are still water tight, and one in particular still has claw feet.
I have seen a few DIY kits for re-enamelling old baths, though our bath has no old enamel left at all.

any experience to share please?
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  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Restoring old iron baths
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 05:55:29 am »
There were specialist companies re-enameling baths, but that was 30 years ago so I don't know if they still exist. You could get a repair kit to touch up chips once as well. It isn't a DIY project -if the enamel coat has any flaws in it water will get underneath and fetch it all off.


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