|Item Weight||5.6 ounces|
|Package Dimensions||6.1 x 4.6 x 1.5 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||E786|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Elmer's E786 Tub & Shower Repair Kit
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For repairs on fiberglass, concrete, metal and aluminum. Weather resistant. Solvent-free. Creamy, easy to mix soulution. Kit includes 6 oz fiberglass epoxy resin, 6 oz fiberglass epoxy resin hardener, sandpaper, utility brush, disposable gloves, spreader. The # E-786 is the new item. This item comes in an bag. It actually comes with 3 different colors in the Kit. White, Brown, and Almond. You can use which ever color matches the fixture or tile you are repairing. The product is an Epoxy putty you fold together. A consumer can use parts of all three tubes to achieve the desired color.
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We all know the sound of it is enough to make homeowners shudder. Lack of expertise, low levels of confidence and competing priorities for time are just some of the reasons homeowners give for avoiding DIY projects. Elmer's comprehensive Elmer's E786 Tub & Shower Repair Kit line has been developed with the DIYers in mind. These new kits are designed to inspire confidence.
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CON: The colors do not look right after mixing. We used the white and it mixed up to a light lavender color and dried that way too. The gloves that come with the kit are also useless, you'll want to get some proper nitrite gloves to use. The color on the other two colors isn't right either (we mixed them up just to see). The beige mixes up to a mauve and the brown goes kind of poop grey. I'm going to attempt to paint on top of it with some model airplane paint but I guess at least our tub is sound again...
I started looking at many DIY products and finally picked this one as it seemed the simplest to use. And, it was! The patching material was easy to apply (goes on similar to spackling paste) and filled the crack well despite the size and uneven edges. The repaired area does show, as my Lasco tub is more 'off-white' than true white or almond, so the colors the kit comes with didn't match exactly. That likely won't be an asset should I ever want to sell my home, but the tub is usable and that was the important part. Product cleans up easily and requires very little effort to use. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who needs to repair a tub or shower quickly and economically. Would've given five stars except for the color matching issue.
The gloves in the kit are worthless. You can not kneed the material with them; it's so sticky, it just wants to pull the loose material of the glove. In applying the patch compound, I made the mistake of initially putting on more than I needed, intending to remove the excess... that might work, with a steel putty knife and good technique. It was so stiff and sticky, though, that the included squeegee could not move the excess. I resigned to smoothing it with a wet finger, and maybe going back later to sand it down. But, I have not gone back to sand. I'm afraid I'll just make a bigger mess of it... scratching up the surrounding area. Heh, it looks very much like someone smoothed half a piece of pale, chewed bubble gum over the hole in my shower.
So, tip #1, is that, if you want to do a level fill, be stingy, and see what you can do with a small applicator, like Popsicle stick, shaped for the task. If you get just a smidge too much, the squeegee (possibly wet) may effectively remove it. Tip #2 comes from something I did right! I had a hole through the gel-coat, and nothing backing it up, to hold the patch material in the void. I cut dime-sized pieces of fiberglass cloth that I had on hand (Lowes sell kits with way more cloth than necessary). I poked the first piece into the hole, working it around the edge. The fibers "caught" the edge enough to keep the piece from falling in. Then, I put a drop of CA glue (Superglue) on it near the edge. This bonded it instantly. I poked another piece in, got it positioned, and added CA. This made a firm pocket for the patch putty to fill.