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Author Topic: Tub: Glazing pros and cons  (Read 16832 times)

Offline JeffInCT

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Tub: Glazing pros and cons
« on: April 24, 2006, 11:33:24 AM »
Can you folks share the pros and cons and costs of reglazing a bath tub?  Is there anything I should know about when I talk the the guy so I can talk intelligently with him?

Thanks,

Jeff

I am a student of Carelton Sheets no money down technique. I always like to hear from other Sheets students. http://www.jyrentals.com

Offline NikkiB

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Re:Tub: Glazing pros and cons
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 01:09:27 PM »
I just got two of my tubs done and it looks goo, just like new. I have not had any complaints as of yet!

Offline DDavis

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Re:Tub: Glazing pros and cons
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 04:58:59 PM »
Jeff, the only con I can think of is price.  I priced a reglaze vs. a new tub and it was cheaper to install a new tub since I was replacing the tile surround anyway.  On a 5 ft. tub, they wanted $350 to 400 to reglaze it.  Ouch!

Offline ND Investor

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Re:Tub: Glazing pros and cons
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 05:49:27 PM »
I have seen some homes where there is a pink cast iron tub and the only way to get it out is to tear down a wall.  That's going to be a lot more expensive.  A friend of mine has a tub refinishing company and there is a lot of profit built into that price.  Let the guy know that your budget will only allow $300 and see what he says.

NDI

Offline Rayh78

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Re:Tub: Glazing pros and cons
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 08:33:26 PM »
Quote from: ND Investor
I have seen some homes where there is a pink cast iron tub and the only way to get it out is to tear down a wall.  That's going to be a lot more expensive.  A friend of mine has a tub refinishing company and there is a lot of profit built into that price.  Let the guy know that your budget will only allow $300 and see what he says.

NDI
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Any cast iron tub is easy to get out. You just hit hard enough with a sledge hammer and it breaks into pieces. Easy one man job beside the cleanup of the little pieces.
If steel tub cut with a sawall with a good blade.

If I am selling then I reglaze if holding property long term, then I replace.

Offline FUTUREREILEGEND

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Re:Tub: Glazing pros and cons
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 11:17:49 AM »
I a refinisher and the only thing you need to know is that refinishers will accept a negotiated price rather than just walk away. Tell them you need it done for $300 and then if they balk at that....then look for another refinisher.

Here's the secret to the refinishing biz: "Get a owner/operator....not a refinishing company!" The companies have plenty of business usually they won't budge, however the single man operation will usually take what they can get."

Personally, I refinish tubs for $245 all the time even though I advertise at $325.


Good Luck.
Brandon Roberts
I BUY TUBS
baljp@yahoo.com
478.335.5877

Offline WGGJR

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Re:Tub: Glazing pros and cons
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2006, 11:55:10 AM »
Has anyone tried the repair kit from home depot. It only costs $30 and could save you a bundle, buy I'm not sure how well it works because I have never used it.

Here is a thread from another site on the subject:
http://www.hometalkers.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-2932.html

Weldon
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Offline ND Investor

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Re:Tub: Glazing pros and cons
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2006, 12:06:46 PM »
I have tried it and I would not recommend it.  The finish is far from what a proffessional would charge.  I have heard of the finish peeling off after a period of time.

NDI

 




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