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Old 07-16-2018, 08:14 PM   #1
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Crack in Shower Stall

Hi everyone!

I have a crack that started right at the connection that holds the shower head on in the plastic. We covered it with packing tape and its been that way for a while with no problems and it has not propagated.

Does anyone know what type of plastic we have on the side walls of the shower?

Any suggestions on how to repair this crack?

Also my plastic seal on the bottom of the door has torn. Any suggestions on what to replace it with?

Thanks!

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Old 07-16-2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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On my Sabre the shower is fiberglass. When ours cracked, it was under warranty and they had a fiberglass specialist repair it. I would be leary of the packing tape as it is not likely preventing any water damage from occuring.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:47 AM   #3
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I also have a crack and will attempt a fix soon.

I plan to try Bondic and see if this plastic weld kit will work. I will post results later...

A short term fix might be the clear Gorilla tape.
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So here is my attempt with Bondic . I actually had 2 cracks originating from same point at the edge. I cleaned the area with alcohol and pushed the crack in and out to get the adhesive onto the edge of the plastic. I used the UV light and cured it. I then applied a couple of more layers on top of the crack. It hardens with a bit of an off white colour which is noticeable. I will leave it and see if the adhesive weld holds. If yes then maybe some touch up paint to hide the weld.

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That looks almost exactly like mine but in a different location thanks!
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:09 PM   #6
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So here is my attempt with Bondic . I actually had 2 cracks originating from same point at the edge. I cleaned the area with alcohol and pushed the crack in and out to get the adhesive onto the edge of the plastic. I used the UV light and cured it. I then applied a couple of more layers on top of the crack. It hardens with a bit of an off white colour which is noticeable. I will leave it and see if the adhesive weld holds. If yes then maybe some touch up paint to hide the weld.

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Drilling the holes to stop the crack run is a good idea. I would have probably used some kitchin/ bath caulk in white. My thought us the color would blend better and the caulk is somewhat flexible. Good luck.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:27 PM   #7
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I've had good luck with clear silicone aquarium sealant. It seems to adhere well to most surfaces, and is not as visible as you may think. (it is very shiny, however).


It's held a few badges to a pewter mug for nearly 40 years.


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Old 07-18-2018, 01:29 PM   #8
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How about Eternabond tape?
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:52 PM   #9
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Sask.. looks good thus far. Is the repair material soft or rock hard? Given the viscosity I would razor cut or dremel to match the surface and paint with acrylic (like from hobby lobby). I bet 30 minutes would make blend pretty nice.
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I don’t think bondic will hold up on pvc but worth a try
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