How do I Fix a Crack in a Fiberglass Shower?

Many shower pans are made of fiberglass.

How do I Fix a Crack in a Fiberglass Shower?How do I Fix a Crack in a Fiberglass Shower?
A fiberglass shower is easy to clean and is a durable material. Sometimes with use and over time the fiberglass can become cracked. A crack in the fiberglass allows water to seep through, which causes problems to flooring and a ceiling below if the shower is located on an upper floor. Repairing a crack in a fiberglass shower is accomplished by using a fiberglass repair kit and is completed in less than an hour, not including drying time.

Clean the area where the crack is located with mineral spirits and a rag. The mineral spirits is used to remove any debris and to prepare the area for the repair.

Cut the fabric from the repair kit into three or four pieces slightly larger than the area that is cracked. The fabric is cut with a standard pair of scissors.

Mix the epoxy and the hardening agent from the kit according to the directions on the kit. Mix the ingredients in a plastic container.

Brush the epoxy mixture onto the surface where the crack is located using a 2-inch paint brush.

Lay a piece of the fabric over the area and smooth it out. Brush more epoxy mixture over the fabric and lay another piece of fabric over it. Repeat this one to two more times. Brush a final coat of the epoxy mixture over the top of the last piece of fabric and let it dry for 24 hours.

Sand off the rough spots using an emery cloth and paint the surface with a fiberglass paint.

Things You Will Need

  • Fiberglass repair kit
  • Mineral spirits
  • Rag
  • Scissors
  • Plastic container
  • 2-inch paint brush
  • Emery cloth
  • Fiberglass paint

About the Author

Damon Koch has years of writing experience ranging from software manuals to song lyrics. His writing has appeared in software manuals for Human Arc and on the CDs "Small Craft Advisory" and "Impersonating Jesus." He also has worked in building maintenance since 2004. He has attended Lorain County Community College as well as Cleveland State University.