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This repair saved me a lot of money. A good product.
on 10 February 2016
I purchased the Cramer Ceramic / Enamel Repair Kit in order to affect a repair to a chipped enamel bath. The results the repair kit produced in my case were not perfect, but it is fair to say they were a lot better than the sight of the original chip.
Like a lot of these jobs, the instructions are only a good guide; someone else’s experience (good or bad) is worth its weight. I did not as directed, mix the hardener and filler together in one go, if you did, you definitely would be rushed into completing the job before the paste went off. I too followed the advice of another reviewer and took just ‘as much as you need from the container and mix it separately on a piece of cardboard - also only use a very small amount of hardener (as stated in the instructions) - that will give you a few minutes to apply it which is ample time’ – Spot on.
Anyone that has done any filling job (cars, walls, wood etc.) this is no different. Don’t be tempted to lump it in all on in one go; it doesn’t dry properly, you overfill the chip and just create yourself a more difficult and lengthy job in having to sand the ‘lump’ that you have created flat to the surface. Small layers, allow each to dry. Then the final one, you will find it is easier to judge the level of the chip with the surface of the bath. Then you sand to a nice finish.
So that you don’t get carried away with the paint spraying, from a sheet of paper, cut yourself a hole in what will become your spray masking sheet and stick this to the bath surface so that only the chip repair and a few millimetres around it are visible. Once again, don’t overdo it on the spray paint. If necessary, build up light layers. Too much in one go and like all spray paints, it will run.
Unless you want to waste your time and bodge the job, I would suggest do the filling etc. one day, leave it overnight and then complete the job with the paint the next.
If you look closely, you can see my repair. The shade of the paint I chose was just slightly off. As I said at the beginning ‘they were a lot better than the sight of the original chip’.
A few reviewers have mentioned that the repair might come off after some time, if mine did, would I use the same product again? The answer is yes. It has saved me a lot of money and it DOES look better.