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Old 06-29-2009, 08:31 PM  
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Default How to prep a clawfoot tub

My clawfoot was released from a 30 year imprisonment behind a makeshift tub surround. Really bad. so, it is in good shape except for some bubbly looking weirdness around the top lip UNDER the roll edge. ???? The faucet hole seems to be black and pitted but not rusted through.

I would like to do a mosaic on the outside of the tub. Any ideas how to prep the surface? steel wool and oil? no oil? would oil interfere with mastic? Should I use mastic for the tile?

help please.

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Old 08-25-2009, 03:24 PM  
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Welcome Csweihe:
You could use a wire brush wheel on a side grinder to shine the tup up, no oil. And yes, use the mastic to install the new tile, making sure you seal it well to keep the tub dry on the outside.
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