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What if My Tub Gets Scratched or Stained?

Acrylic bathtub: Wash your acrylic using a gentle soap, such as dish washing liquid, and warm water. Do not use any abrasive cleaning pads or materials. We recommend the use of a soft sponge or microfiber washcloth. Vinegar can be used to remove hard water buildup and mildew. Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean, soft cloth. To maintain the glossy finish, we recommend buffing every three months with white polishing compound.

Scratches and dulling can be removed with a liquid polisher such as Gel-Gloss or metal polish. Deep scratches or burns can be removed by use of very fine sandpaper and then finishing with a liquid polish.

Stone resin bathtub: Resin has a nonporous surface that makes it resistant to stains, scratches and discoloration. To maintain the condition of your new resin tub, simply wipe the surface with a dry, soft cloth after each use. Most dirt and dust will wash off with clean, warm water. For a more thorough cleaning, be sure to use a mild cleaner such as a gentle dish soap. Avoid any products that contain abrasives, acids, or ammonia. Follow the instructions below to remove scratches on stone resin bathtubs.

For matte resin surfaces:

1. Use warm water to remove dirt and dust from the surface.

2. Use #800 sandpaper (coarse-grit) and rub in small, circular motions until the scratch is gone.

3. Follow with #1200 sandpaper (fine-grit) and rub over the surface of the scratch to smooth and blend.

4. Dry with a towel.

5. Polish the surface with a cloth and a polishing compound. Any automobile polishing compound will suffice.

For gloss resin surfaces:

1. Use warm water to remove dirt and dust from the surface.

2. Using wet #400 sandpaper, gently sand the damaged area in the direction parallel to the scratch. Keep the area being sanded as close to the scratch as possible. Avoid excessive pressure or circular strokes while sanding. Re-wet the sandpaper as needed.

3. Follow with #600 sandpaper, duplicating the sanding method used in step 2 until the scratch is completely removed.

4. Dry with a towel.

5. Apply a small amount of acrylic-based wax (automotive wax) according to the manufacturer's directions. Buff the surface to a shine, using a buffing cloth or drill attachment. Repeat this process as many times as necessary until damaged area is blended with the tub's finish.

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