Each bathtub substrate has it's own unique challenges when it comes to the refinishing process. Dallas Bathtub Services
Imagine bonding a surface into a fiberglass or acrylic bathtub or shower pan that is very stiff and hard. If you have ever used one of these fixtures you understand that it 'gives' and flexes a little during use. Just on that fact alone you can understand why there simply can not be a one product fits all category. I should rephrase that one mixture fits all category. There is simply no way I can use the exact same formula of blended resins and components on a shower pan that I used on a Porcelain bathtub. Please keep in mind I am only speaking of the final surface application, there is so much more that goes into refinishing than just that final surface.
The key elements that go into the refinishing process are things that you will never see. Etching of the old surface, we hear of this but what is it really? Etching is the process of opening the pores and creating microscopic scratches in the old surface. This very important step is an easy one to skip... unless you are looking for quality and take pride in the longevity of your work. Dallas Bathtub Services
Years ago we used a very dangerous acid to etch the super hard, glass like surface of porcelain. Most refinishers stopped the etching process because of the dangers of hydroflouric Acid. Instead of using the dangerous acid I use an etching stone or disk. It is a spun fiber disk that operates at over 2600 R.P.M. this keeps those dangerous acids out of your home but does not compromise the integrity of my work.
Bathtub refinishing and bathtub painting are completely different.