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I have a cracked and damaged area on the bottom of my fiberglass tub insert. Can I fix it myself? Where would I find the kit needed? Thanks.

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My secondary bathtub is that way. I was told it was just a surface crack and wouldnt leak. It can be fixed with a fiberglass boat repair kit. However, it would not look very good. I took clear caulk and squirted into mine and it seems to be working fine. Once you put the caulk in rub it in with your fingertip and remove the excess.

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