How to update a prefab fiberglass shower?

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My shower is prefab fiberglass, yellowing, and ugly no matter how much I scrub it. Is there any way to update is without having to replace it?

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  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Oct 05, 2018

    I have heard hydrogen peroxide and a non abrasive brush can clean it but haven't tried yet. Other then that I believe there are paints specifically for fiberglass.

  • DD DD on Oct 05, 2018

    Hi I have the same problem and found this article

    https://www.hunker.com/13421638/how-to-whiten-plastic-or-fiberglass-tubs-showers

    I am going to give it a try all but the LAST one, I am a bit leary of using Acetone or turpentine.

  • William William on Oct 05, 2018

    Try cleaning with Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner in the BLUE can. Works on enamel, porcelain, and fiberglass.

  • Dan Rollings Dan Rollings on Oct 06, 2018

    My tub is turning orange from a new well with too much iron in the water. I tried a few store bought cleaners that did not work. I was in my shop cleaning/loosening some screws on a project and using WD40 in a spray can. I thought the WD40 might just work on the tub and tub surround.


    so I tried it and it actually worked. Just spray on and wipe off. So, certainly with a try. Good luck.

  • Joye R. Foster Joye R. Foster on Oct 06, 2018

    My shower was doing the same. After using everything to clean it, I decided to paint with marine, spar paint available at improvement stores. I cleaned the shower, and let it dry using a fan for 3 days. It was probably dry before that, but to be safe that is what I did. I used two coats letting it dry 24 hrs. before the second coat. Then I added tiles over the flat areas if the shower. Tiles may or may not look good depending on the design of your unit.


    I did this over a year ago with no problems at all. It really looks good. Best wishes.

  • Barbara Wright Barbara Wright on Oct 06, 2018

    My Grandaughter cleaned mine with toothpaste ... looked new


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