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By George Piccot, Published 01/09/2018

Fade-In Edge Blender Blending Solvent

So, your customer calls and says they dropped something and chipped the freshly refinished tub you did a week ago... The good thing, it is fixable and you can repair a chip in the bathtub without completely refinishing it again. Simply repair and utilize a blending solvent!

Performing a bathtub chip repair and blend is not rocket science and you will need nothing more than a toolbox full of repair materials, a drop cloth, extension cord and Topkote’s Fade-In Edge Blender Blending Solvent. When it is done correctly, your customer shouldn’t be able to tell a repair was ever done.

So let’s get started …

1. Repair the chip in the bathtub.

First, decide if you can simply feather sand the chip or if you need to use filler. If no filler is needed, feather sand the chip using 220 or 320 grit sandpaper. If filler is needed, mix the filler per instructions and fill the chip. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes and sand the filler using 80 grit sandpaper and end with 220 or 320 grit sandpaper.

2. Prime and spray over the bathtub chip repair.

Next, prime the repair area using Topkote’s Crosslink III or 2000 Epoxy Primer and finish using Topkote’s UR Glaze or 280 Low VOC topcoat. Let it dry for 5 minutes or so before blending.

See video below on how to perform a chip repair

3. Utilize a blending solvent over the repair.

Use your Fade-In Edge Blender Blending Solvent and apply it sparingly in several light and quick passes focusing on the dry edges of your painted area. If you over apply the blending solvent you will cause runs or sags at the blended edge. Let it flash for a few minutes and apply again if necessary.

Your bathtub chip repair should look as good as new! For more information about Topkote's Fade-In Edge Blender Blending Solvent visit www.TOPKOTE.com or call 888-867-5683.