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How to repair damaged copper tub



2002

1. Is it possible/practical to attempt powder coating in a home shop?

2. I mistakenly used a power circular steel wire brush to get out some stains on a copper tub. This has "discolored" the copper in places (I suspect bits of steel impregnated into the copper). I have tried to remove the discoloration with rubbing compound, buffing, etc, and then prepped again with a commercial alkaline solution, but the splotches are still there.

Any suggestions?

Patrick Laughlin
- Cascade, Idaho


2002

I bet the tub is copper plated steel. Try a magnet on it, I bet it attracts. You've simply buffed through the copper.

George Brackett III
- Utica, New York


August 11, 2008

Hi, Patrick. The principal advantage of powder coating is environmental: the plastic powder is melted onto the parts rather than requiring any solvents.

There are simple consumer style powder coating kits available.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
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