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What is the proper procedure for patching a crack in the bathtub with a fiberglass kit from a hardware store?

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2008-05-06 10:56:29
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== == The maker of the patch kit has spent a long time making sure that their product will work well, so READ the instructions, FOLLOW the instructions carefully, step by step, and use the proper precautions such as wearing rubber gloves and opening all the windows to ensure good ventilation in the bathroom. Don't rush the job.

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