In the event that your acrylic bath is scratched after installation, keep calm and read on.
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, a scratch in an acrylic bath can be removed with a little tender loving care and these instructions.
- 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
- Wet the 800 grit sand paper with water and fold it in half.
- Gently rub (in a circular motion) until it becomes difficult to see the most obvious scratches.
- 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.
- Switch to the 1200 grit wet and dry sand paper.
- Wet it with water and fold it in half.
- Gently rub (in a circular motion) until there is no sign of previous scratches.
- Ensure that you keep the sand paper wet enough that it produces a thin sludge-like substance while doing so.
- Once the scratches have been buffed out of the acrylic, wipe the surface dry with a soft cloth.
- 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).
- Be both patient and persistent as this final step is rewarding, yet time consuming.
*If the scratch in your acrylic bath is slightly deeper than a light scratch (test: run your fingernail over the scratch and if your fingernail gets caught over the scratch) you may need to add a little more elbow grease (but just be aware that the scratch may not always be fully removed if it is too deep).