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Old 09-10-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
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Shower Pan Repair..Help?

During our maiden trip in our (new to us) 2007 WildCat 30RLBS we had mishap.

We placed a shower rod across the top of the Neo-Angle shower, just resting on the top of the side walls, not under spring pressure.
We do this to hang wet coats on hangers inside the shower to drip-dry.
Well.... we missed removing the 'shower rod' from the top of the shower before moving to the next camp site and the rod fell inside and onto the ABS white shower pan.

This made a small crack from the impact about an inch and a half long.
Fortunately it was discovered before we used the shower again.

Has anyone had success repairing the ABS Shower Pan ?

Has anyone used this product > Plasti-Mend

If it can not be repaired without any blemishes...I suppose it's going to be a new shower-pan replacement.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #2
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My BIL called me and asked kind of the same question. Seems his shower pan cracked and he was looking for an easy way to seal it without having to replace it. I told him to try cleaning all the soap build up and dirt off of the pan, then tape off the edge with the shower glass frame makes contact with the shower pan and try spraying it with a can of spray in bed liner.

Never did hear if he tried it or not. I guess my thoughts were that it would adhere to the shower pan yet flex at the crack. Not to mention give a textured non slip surface to the shower pan. Plus you can get the spray in various colors now.

Will it work, I don't know to be honest with you.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:42 PM   #4
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jonrjen.... thank you
That does sound like a good idea.
Sure would like to hear from anyone that tried it.
Where my shower pan crack is located I could possibly get away with just adding a strip around the edge of the bottom of the pan that would include the cracked area...making it sort of 'decorative' ...and not doing the whole shower pan.
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There was also another product what was on many TV commercials of a like product. It was designed to fix water leaks and recommended also for use in leaking house gutters. Matter of fact they showed where they replaced the bottom of a row boat with a screen door, then sprayed the screen door using this product. They then rowed the boat across a pond. It comes in black and white as stated in the commercials. I came across it in a local Costco a number of months back and pick up a two pack. However I never did try to use it, I'm not even sure where it is out in the garage anymore. I have heard that some home improvement stores carry it also.

I'm sure it is much like painting a car in that the results will all depend on the prep work put forth before application of the product.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:35 PM   #6
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UPDATE:...

UPDATE:
I have repaired the small crack in the shower pan.

1st I drilled an 1/8 inch hole at each end of the crack to stop any spreading
2nd taped off an area within 1/2 inch around the crack and sanded (180grit) that area
3rd wiped down with white gas and applied Devcon "white" Flexible Epoxy (water proof)
4th taped the area again about 1/4 inch around the first area sanded and applied second coat of epoxy.
The 2 part epoxy is not super fast setting, hardened over night, but has good flexibility after it is cured.
The color is just a bit off the pan white and it has adhered very well to the pan.

I am quite confident that this fix is permanent and is far less expensive than a pan replacement....($15.00)

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