Home Improvement--General/Shower


Soap Dish
Soap Dish  
QUESTION: Hi, if you look at the picture attached, the edges of the soap dish has this rough edge to it. How do you smooth it out? Do I use sandpaper? thanks

ANSWER: Jackie, I Am Very Sorry For The Delay, I Have Been Ill For A Few Weeks.  Your Other Question Did Not Have A Picture, So I Rejected It.  OK, I Can't Really Tell If Your Shower Is FIBERGLASS Or CERAMIC, Or CULTURED MARBLE. Regardless, Do Not Use Sandpaper.  If It Is A Fiberglass Shower Unit It Will Damage The Finish.  Now I Personally Have Never Seen Anything Like This, Unless It Was Like A Type Of SOAP Build Up In That Area, Which Becomes Harder and Harder As It Builds Up.  You Might Consider A Very Strong Cleaner and Use It Several Times.  Use Something Like A "MR. CLEAN" Pad or A Heavy Sponge That You Would Wash Baked On Stuff From You Dishes With.  You May Try That Several Times To See If There Is A Result, Before Trying Other More Drastic Measures.  Let Me Know If This Doesn't Work, But I Will Need To Know The Type Of Material Your Shower Is Made Of To Help Further.  Thanx For Asking, and Sorry For The Delay, Kevin

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QUESTION: It is actually acrylic. I tried using baking soda/vinegar mix paste and it didnt really work. What I think it is that the layer is worn off. If that is the case, how do I fix it? A buffer?

If It Is ACRYLIC, Then That Usually Means It Is A Fiberglass Tub, With An ACRYLIC Finish.  You Should Call A Professional To Come In And Look At It.  In Most Cases They Can REFINISH That Area, Especially Since It Is Not The Bottom Of The Tub.  I Have Seen TUBS Get The Bottoms Cracked During NEW Construction, Because Someone Accidentally Dropped A Hammer or Board In It.  They Are Repairable By A Professional.  Try Call You Local PLUMBING Supply Store (Not Lowes Or Home Depot) A Place That Sell Plumbing Supplies, They Should Know Of Someone That Repairs Fiberglass Tubs.  I Hope This Helps, Kevin

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General To Advanced Home Repair & Remodeling. Electrical, Plumbing & Trim Are My Specialty. I.E. "Why Won't My 3 Way Switch Work From 2 Locations?" The Normal Mistakes Are Misplacement of The Travelers & Commons. People Adding A 3 Way Dimmer Usually Use A Different Manufacturer and The Travelers Are Located In Different Places. General Plumbing Questions About Dishwasher Connections, Icemaker Connections, Drains Ect. Trim Work Could Be Anything From Building A Bookcase To Installing A Shelf in A Closet. Please Read Experience For More Information!


I Have Been Around Residental Construction Since I Was about 7 Years Old. Owned My Own Electrical Construction Co. Until I Was Hurt In The Mid 90's. I Have Done REMODEL Work, ROOM ADDITIONS, ROOFING, PLUMBING, TRIM Carpentry, and Lots Of RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL Work, Including Some COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL and OFFICE Remodeling. I Would Love To Be Able To Share My Knowledge With Others & Enjoy Fixing Problems. Thanx, Kevin P.S. I Know It Is No Grammically Correct To Capitalize Everything, But It Is A Habit. I Can Still Type 30 + WPM Using My Pinky On The Shift Key!

Besides Have My LIFETIME OSHA Card, I Belong To HANDYMAN CLUB of AMERICA, Both Are Pretty Much No Brainers. No UNIONS, Clubs, Or Professional Organizations. However I Have Been Trained To Teach ADULT READING Using Phonics, That, I Know, Is An Unrelated Topic.

I Was On The YEARBOOK & NEWSPAPER Staff In High School. (I'm Sure That Doesn't Count)..lol

I Have A High School Diploma, In Addition, I Have Been To School For Special Lighting, Telephone & Sound Systems. LUTRON Lighting Co. Allentown PA. 1995 SQUARE D Co. (ELAN Home Electronics) 1994 nccer Member (National Center For Construction Education and Research) 2008 OSHA #002413256 Construction Safety & Health (10 Hour Course) WV Adult Dept of Eduction Diploma In Wood Mill & Cabinetry 2008 20 + Years Experience of Hands On Construction Work

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I Have Plaques From, LUTRON, & SQUARE D, As Well As My Diploma's. No Specific Awards Since Maybe In High School.

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