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ABS Shower tray in Caravan Repair

Started by spillage, August 12, 2015, 17:41:53 pm

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I need a quick fix for my second hand caravan which has one of those awful asb trays... any recommendations of how to do it - I have purchased some clear gorrilla tape which I will pop over crack where it is going.... Says its both water proof and flexible....

Other ideas - has to be flexible due to it been in the corners of bottom of tray...




put a replacement fibreglass tray in that'll fix it.

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As a Citroen Mehari owner I have it on good authority that scraps of ABS will dissolve in Acetone and you can a make a "putty" for repair purposes.
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Look online for replacement trays. A repair will always be a bodge. The acetone trick will be better than tape.

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I had my motorhome ABS bathroom floor/shower tray repaired by a company which uses some sort of plastic overspray system.  Cost about £300 to do that and the sink 3 years ago.  Still seems good.  Only problem is that you have a "raindrop" type finish on it afterwards but it still looks better than a bodge job and is very much cheaper than a replacement.  This was the system he used.  I believe they have agents countrywide -
Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.  (Terry Pratchett)


I believe  that  the glue you need is Stabilit express. See if there are any utube videos about mending cracked sailboards because they used to be made from abs.
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August 12, 2015, 22:30:42 pm #6 Last Edit: August 12, 2015, 22:46:50 pm by EricF
This one should do it:

There are quite a few suppliers at different prices so Google it for the best deal.

Best of luck.
I'm not old, I've just been young for a very long time!


I used plastic waste pipe solvent cement quite successfully on the shower tray of my Bailey Pageant. It amazes me how unfit for purpose these caravan parts are. I had to replace the bathroom basin earlier this year, £85 for a piece of vacformed plastic. If I could have used a generic one it would have been 20 quid!