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Cleaning Paint Off of a Fiberglass Hot Tub

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    LESLIE: Ann in Connecticut, welcome to The Money Pit. How can we help you today?

    ANN: Hi, we put in a pearl hot tub, oh, probably a couple of years ago when we were building our house; and unfortunately, when I did the painting I missed some spackles of paint on the tub itself. It’s navy blue and I got most of it but I’ve got little tiny specks that have been on there now for quite a while. Is there any way to get them off?

    LESLIE: And this is a fiberglass hot tub?

    ANN: Yes.

    LESLIE: What about – have you tried using a rubbing compound? Like very, very delicately; you know, don’t be too aggressive with it. If you just carefully take a little bit of the rubbing compound on a damp cloth and then just sort of, in a circular motion, quickly go over the paint area it should lift it right off then you can go ahead and wax that area.

    ANN: OK, well so is it a rubbing compound for like an auto or is there a special thing that I should look for?

    TOM: The kind of rubbing compound that you use for your car. It’s available at, you know, Pep Boys and other auto part stores and places like that.

    ANN: Fabulous. Well, I’ll give it a try. Thanks.

    TOM: Alright, good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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