How to remove scratches from your acrylic bath.

In the event that your acrylic bath is scratched after installation, keep calm and read on.

If your acrylic bath scratches after installation, keep calm and read our guide on how to remove scratches from your acrylic bath.

Acrylic bath tubs are a solid surface which means the colour goes straight through the acrylic sheet as opposed to the colour being sprayed or painted on. So, unlike a scratched or chipped ceramic basin, you can remove a scratch in an acrylic bath with a little tender loving care and these instructions.

 

You’ll need:
  • 800 grit wet and dry sand paper
  • 1200 grit wet and dry sand paper
  • Metal polish (eg. Brasso)
  • 2 x soft dry cloths
  • A little bit of elbow grease

 

Directions:
  1. Wet the 800 grit sand paper with water and fold it in half.
  2. Gently rub the bath (in a circular motion) until it becomes difficult to see the most obvious scratches.
  3. Ensure that you keep the sand paper wet enough that it produces a thin sludge-like substance while rubbing the acrylic in a circular motion.
  4. Switch to the 1200 grit wet and dry sand paper.
  5. Wet it with water and fold it in half.
  6. Gently rub (in a circular motion) until there is no sign of previous scratches.
  7. Ensure that you keep the sand paper wet enough that it produces a thin sludge-like substance while doing so.
  8. Once the scratch on the bath has been buffed out of the acrylic, wipe the surface dry with a soft cloth.
  9. Apply the metal polish (rubbing in a circular motion) with a dry soft cloth to remove the dullness and return the shine to your freshly buffed and scratch-free bath).
  10. Be both patient and persistent because this final step is just as time consuming as it is rewarding!

 

*If the scratch on your acrylic bath is slightly deeper than a light scratch (test: run your fingernail over the scratches and if your fingernail gets caught over the scratch you may need to add a little more elbow grease. Just be aware that the scratches may not always be fully removed if they are too deep.

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