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In 2007 we hired WV Rebath to update both bathrooms by removing the fiberglass harvest gold bathroom fixtures.   I would have never been satisfied with a bandaid fix; I wanted the fiberglass fixtures totally removed down to the studs and install everything new.  

 

We paid $8000 for the new shower base and floor to ceiling wall surround, and for a new porcelain tub and wall surround, along with American Standard faucets and corner shelf units in the showers.   A new layer over the old problem just never made sense.   

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We had Bath fitters years ago and they were very good. Covered a lime green tub. Who knows I may like the color now.when we bought the house I said it had to go.

 

 

 

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We used Bathfitters almost 10 years ago in 3 different residences.  Two were in NJ and one in NY.  They are territorial so cannot cross into the territory of another franchise. The outcome is only as good as the installers.

 

In each bathroom we had a the tub and shower walls redone in white, one corner shelf, fixtures and glass shower doors.  We paid close to $10,000 for each.

 

Two of the bathrooms were in a house we sold so I have no idea how the tubs held up.  The bathroom that still looks like new is the one in NYC.  The 2 in our present home are dingy. I made the mistake of hanging a pair of black pants to dry in the the shower.  The drips stained the tub terribly.  I called and asked if there was something I could use to clean the tub.  I was told they had great stuff that would clean any stain and he'd send it right out.  Well it was nothing more than Soft Scrub in a Bathfitter container.  They charged me $10 for it plus $5 postage. It did nothing for the stain.

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We used Rebath on two bathrooms last July. Great job. Love it. We had the tub removed in the master bathroom and replaced with a shower and they redid the tub in the other bath. Great job. Plan on using them in the future for the downstairs bath.

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@lulu1

 

Try wetting the stain and then a heavy sprinkle of Barkeeppers cleanser and damp it down.  Let sit for 20-30 minutes and then scrub.  Should be lighter.  Repeat as necessary.

 

This has worked on a really heavily stained fiberglass type shower base.  HTH.

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I also used bathfitter, no problems, made great improvement.  I went with the official company not a side person. 

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Since my tub is an odd size, I just had it refinished and it turned out beautiful!

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@jlkz wrote:

@lulu1

 

Try wetting the stain and then a heavy sprinkle of Barkeeppers cleanser and damp it down.  Let sit for 20-30 minutes and then scrub.  Should be lighter.  Repeat as necessary.

 

This has worked on a really heavily stained fiberglass type shower base.  HTH.


@jlkz

Thanks for the suggestion.  The problem is if you use a product not on Bathfitters suggested list, you void the guarantee.

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 If you are not reconfiguring your bathroom and are only replacing the tub,  get bids on your tub or tub shower replacement as well as for bath fitters. We had friends who did that and who found in the end that it was about the same  cost for a brand-new tub and tile versus the nasty fiberglass stuff that bath fitters uses to simply cover up your old stuff. The idea of covering up a nasty tub but knowing it's still under there would give me the creeps. another alternative if you don't use your bathtub that much is to do what we did to one of our baths last year – have a contractor rip out the old tub shower and replace it with a new,  glassed in walk-in shower. 

p.s.  A real estate friend told us that bath fitters is not a good investment for resale. A future buyer doesn't want to buy something knowing that the old walls and old tub or hiding underneath it. 

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@libbyannE wrote:

 If you are not reconfiguring your bathroom and are only replacing the tub,  get bids on your tub or tub shower replacement as well as for bath fitters. We had friends who did that and who found in the end that it was about the same  cost for a brand-new tub and tile versus the nasty fiberglass stuff that bath fitters uses to simply cover up your old stuff. The idea of covering up a nasty tub but knowing it's still under there would give me the creeps. another alternative if you don't use your bathtub that much is to do what we did to one of our baths last year – have a contractor rip out the old tub shower and replace it with a new,  glassed in walk-in shower. 

p.s.  A real estate friend told us that bath fitters is not a good investment for resale. A future buyer doesn't want to buy something knowing that the old walls and old tub or hiding underneath it. 


When we redid ours with Rebath last year, he took all the old walls out down to the studs and put up all new backing etc. they didn’t just put new stuff over the old.