The first time I tried to fix the chip I went to the hardware store and bought the porcelain-repair epoxy stuff. I mixed it up per directions, put it on in two coats, let it dry thoroughly between coats, and admired my handiwork a few hours later. The fix only lasted about 2 weeks...I started seeing rust stains under the white coating and then the whole patch fell off. Well, I thought maybe I hadn't sanded and cleaned the area thoroughly enough, so I went back, spent another $6 and tried it again. Looked good again. Two weeks later, same deal. So, I got to thinking what else could I use? Then it occurred to me that white nail polish just might be the answer. And if it didn't work, I could remove it easily with nail polish remover. I'm a big fan of easily-reversible fixes.
So, I went to CVS, bought one that was about the same slightly-off-white shade as our 35-year old tub and tried two coats. Four weeks later, it still looks great. The plastic bumper on my white Prius has a few dings that need some cosmetics, so I'm going use it there next.
|The patch is located at about 1 o'clock.|