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Hi

 

A crack about 2 inches long has developed in the shower tray on my 2016 Sterling Eccles 590.

Another crack has also developed on one of the shower side panels.

To add insult to injury as the van is just out of warranty Swift want nothing to do with it.

 

The shower isn't used that much so I am at a loss as to how this has happened.

 

Any feedback on effective repairs would be welcomed.

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Get yourself some pretty vinyl / pvc  stickers and put them over the cracks, that way, when you do use it, it will remain waterproof.

 

After all, you don't look intently at the inside of a shower cubicle.

 

Something like this : s-l64.jpg.7c6c28a773b3377623919a2613f275ab.jpg

 

You can add more stickers to other places to 'balance up the look'.

 

If you are worried about trade in values, any deduction for the cracks, if detected, will be equal to, or less that having the repair done properly.

 

You might just as well keep the money in your pocket.

 

 

Edited by Wunny

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We don't use the shower much but the toilet is in the same cubical so it's had a fair bit of traffic on it over the last 10 years. The shower tray is split in various places, mainly caused by flexing of the raised areas where there is little or no support underneath for them. I stopped the cracks from spreading longer by drilling a very small hole at each end, then scratched a small V shape along the line of each crack and applied an infill of Plast-Aid plastic repair mixture along them. The Plast-Aid has a solvent in it which softens the area around the crack and the additive you mix with it bonds together.  The V shape gives more surface area for it to adhere to. So far all is well.

 

Dave.

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Read this thread with interest as I just noticed a series of cracks on the external surface of the top plastic moulding of our Plas-Tech shower (see pics).  I've made them more visible and marked them to see if they grow on the journey home.  I was planning to drill to stop spread but was unsure what to fill with.  There are also a few  close together so small sections may come away once drilled.

 

Pickled Onion your suggestion of Plast-Aid sounds like it may be suitable.

 

What size hole is likely sufficient? 1mm, 1.5mm?

Any other suggestions welcome.

 

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There are local people that repair shower trays in general I had one to a caravan I had and they coated it with a rubber'ish  coating it was like the black finish you see in the back of pick up trucks but white.

Think it was a Dupont product.

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On 31/08/2019 at 07:43, David 38 said:

There are local people that repair shower trays in general I had one to a caravan I had and they coated it with a rubber'ish  coating it was like the black finish you see in the back of pick up trucks but white.

Think it was a Dupont product.

 

That sounds like Speedcoat.

Sounds good in principle but I've heard the finish isn't great

 

Update:

 

After some Sterling work (see what I did there) by my supplying dealer it turns out that Swift are now willing to stand over the shower and repair it under warranty.

 

Apparently this will involve cutting out the defective shower tray and replacing it with a new item. Obviously this will leave a seam that will have to be sealed, but I've been assured that is the only fix available.  Same goes for the wall panel too.

 

Lets see what happens I guess.

 

 

Edited by Debaser

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12 minutes ago, Debaser said:

 

That sounds like Speedcoat.

Sounds good in principle but I've heard the finish isn't great

 

 

Yes it is an equivalent product.

Was nothing wrong with my finish in fact felt better to the feet.

 

Glad you got a warranty solution.

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A company that I have used twice  to replace 2 different shower sides  is http://www.plasticshowerspecialists.co.uk/

Very pleased with their work and they came to me. I am now contemplating a third repair as 2 cracks have appeared on the piece that holds the shower head rail.  Eye watering price to replace the piece but having used them, I know their work is good.

 

 They can be flexible as to location so can even do work when you are away with the caravan

 

macafee2

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2) Cracked shower, - any suggestions for places to procure the white flexi plastic sheeting that I can use to over-seal the shower unit walls due to a crack that appears to be letting water in....

Use all weather clear tape from Toolstation + available from other outlets:-

All Weather Tape 50mm x 25m

By Ultratape Product

Code: 64699 Pack size: Each

 

The shower in my Bailey cracked during first year of use. 

I used this tape and so far, the repair has been good for several years.

Bailey guarantee being a waste of time was the reason I used the tape - was told a cracked shower was not covered by the caravan guarantee.

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