Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

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Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by RobM48 on Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:00 pm

Was not sure where to post this but having bought our Talisman 2 years ago the loo was disgusting (won't go into detail). OK, immediately bought the refresh kit, new tank and seat. However, it appears that the previous owners had attacked the bowl with bleach or some such chemical and some of the surface has delaminated mainly in the area where the flush runs around the top of the bowl. Although thoroughly clean it looks really dirty and blackish. I have considered covering the area with bathroom sealer.............anyone any suggestions......and apologies if you are having your meal......:(
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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by Gromit on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:17 pm

There is a company who visit the shows, specialising in a coating for cracked shower trays which they say is practically indestructible.

I've no idea who they are or how the coating is applied, but it sounds like it would be ideal for your purposes. I bet someone on here will know who I'm talking about. up!


I think this is the product, but it's not the company I've seen. Sounds good though. Could be worth a phone call.

http://www.tourer-techs.co.uk/shower-tray-repairs/4584591949


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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:27 pm

Gromit - the company you're thinking of is speedcoat

http://speedcoateuro.com/

Problem is the shower trays are coated with a non-slip surface, not really what you want on a toilet bowl

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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by Gromit on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:31 pm

Thanks Paul.

Is the non-slip due to the (presumably optional) dimples on the surface, or is it a soft almost rubberised finish?

I have no idea, but if it is a hard surface, and can be applied without the dimples it could be what Rob needs. If it's hard, the dimples may not even present much of a problem if they are not too pronounced.

"Don't know" is the honest answer, but worth investigating??

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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:34 pm

Honest answer - don't know!

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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by Redwink on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:37 pm

I have had my shower speedcoated, you get a ribbed effect which makes it non slip, not sure if it would be suitable for the toilet
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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:47 pm

Googling, I've seen figures of £200 for shower tray. Don't know if Redwink paid that sort of money but if correct, I would save the money towards having new bench loo installed.

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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by RobM48 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:23 am

Thanks for your replies...up!  I'll make some enquiries with Tourer Techs and report back..
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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by Greyhound on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:10 am

If the surface is only discoloured and not damaged I'd simply consider using something like tile paint.

A nice few coats should cover it all nicely and then a sand with very fine paper/polishing compound would bring it up nice.

You could also try proper marine paints designed to cover GRP with a high gloass finish:
http://www.marinesuperstore.com/paint-cleaners-care/paints/international-toplac-enamel-topside-paint

It's a bit DIY, but it's probably not a big deal for that area. Just an alternative though.
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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by CC on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:39 am

RobM48 have you considered trying a gentle abrasive on the plastic? for example Farecla G6 Compound, what this stuff won't remove on GRP or Plastics is not worth talking about, if it were me I'd give it a try as you might well be able to remove any dullness and bring the loo back to a reasonably ok'ish shine? We had some scratching on our bathroom floor in our previous Nuevo where stones and muck get under the rubber matting & it removed most of the minor scratches, as well as bringing it up nice and shiny. might be worth a punt...

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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by beargrease on Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:33 pm

Maybe take a look on eBay and other second hand sites as I've previously bought  nearly new Thetford cassette toilets for self builds for around the £100 mark.
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Re: Thetford loo attacked with bleached!

Post by RobM48 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:37 pm

Noggin.....A possibility.....the worst affected area is the rim where the flush disperses. The bowl bit is dull and slightly rough but I can live with that.

CC.....Another cheap alternative.....as I said, just the rim is mainly affected and I guess the black is just mould.

Steve.....could be a last resort, a whole new system would obviously be preferable but I only allow so much budget per annum on sprucing and I have a list of things to be done. Have just had new upholstery.......budget spent for this year.

All in all, thanks for all your suggestions, I'll start with the Farecia G6, then work back to the cheap options. If all fails then new loo!!.... smile! 
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