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How to Repair a Chipped Toilet

image showing a before and after image of a toilet

Your toilet has a chip? this  doesn't necessarily mean you'll have to buy a whole new toilet.

Fixing a small chip or ding isn't rocket science, and it often doesn't require  paying a professional.

A chipped toilet is an easy fix, that only requires a DIY surface repair kit from HIMG® Surface Repair. Our Light Cure Acrylic Surface Repair Kits are specifically designed for DIYers just like you.

There are several epoxy products on the market that can help you patch holes, fill cracks, and cover up blemishes on your toilet, but we at HIMG®, believe that people should be able to make small surface repairs safely themselves, without any toxic fumes, or health risks from epoxy products. 

Our Bathtub and Shower Pan Kits Kits are designed to repair damage on tubs, sinks, toilets and shower pans made of: fiberglass, acrylics, cultured marble, quartz, ceramics, enameled steel, porcelain and composites. 

They are offered in 7 color matched options of Light Cure acrylic: Kohler White, Toto White, Villeroy & Boch (both Alpin & Star White), Hoesch, Alape and American Standard White. 

You don’t need to be tech-savvy to use our Repair kits. Now everyone can make professional repairs and fix chips, nicks, or deep scratches that have occurred while restoring the beauty of a bathtub, sink, toilet or shower. Check out our videos to see how easy a repair can be.

The benefits of the Light Cure Acrylic Material are above and beyond any epoxy, and our products are superior to others found in the home improvement market

LCA™ Kits are:

  • Complete- you don't need anything else
  • Non-toxic
  • Non hazardous
  • No ventilation required to do the repair
  • No safety measures needed 
  • Easy to use
  • Short and fast repair time
  • Won't discolor overtime
  • Odorless
  • Made and supported in the USA

Our LCA™ (Light Cure Acrylic) Surface Repair material is made of high-tech, nano acrylic, it withstands moisture, cleansers, and heat up to 285°F. It is completely safe for home surfaces.  

They can be used by anyone to restore the chipped toilet bowl damage in minutes.

Remember: Always prep the area before starting your toilet project

1. Prepare the toilet surface Clean the defect and around the area so that it is free from dust, dirt and cleaning product residue. Make sure your toilet is completely dry before proceeding to step 2.

2. Apply Light Cure Acrylic Place an applicator tip on the Light Cure Acrylic™ syringe and apply a small amount of repair acrylic in the defect. For best results, DO NOT OVERFILL. A perfectly filled and cured repair will not require sanding or polishing. We suggest that you make repairs in small sections, no larger than 1/4” or 6mm. Deeper damage will require curing in layers. Additional colors of Light Cure Acrylic™ repair material can be purchased for color blending applications. 

3. Apply the Curing Strip Place a curing strip on top of the uncured Light Cure Acrylic. Using the kit's small wooden stick, gently smooth the top of the curing strip onto the repair to help push the repair material into the damage. If your damage is larger than a curing strip, you can use clear packing tape, folded sticky side to sticky side instead. Packing tape is also helpful when repairing an edge, used as a retaining wall to hold the repair material in place. 

4. Cure with LED light from the kit. Focus the blue light just above the curing strip. The Light Cure Acrylic will not cure on its own. Exposure duration will depend on the size of the damage, but it is safe to start with 5-7 minutes. Before removing the curing strip, use the wooden stick to test for hardness. Additional LED exposure may be needed, especially for larger damage. For large repairs, we recommend focusing the LED light on overlapping sections of the repair so all material has the light directly over it for the required time.

5. Remove the Curing Strip After verifying the cure is complete, peel away the curing strip.  If the repair remains tacky after additional LED exposure, you may use rubbing alcohol to gently wipe the repaired surface.

6. Sand Use yellow 220 grit sandpaper to remove any areas of overfilled material. Rub in gentle circles. Gently wipe away any sanding dust. For increased shine, use grey 2000 grit wet sanding paper with a dab of water. Be extremely careful when sanding softer surfaces as hazing or scratching may occur if you are too aggressive. For best results, sand the repaired area to make it level with the surrounding material.

7. Polish Wipe away any sanding dust, then gently apply our NEW Flitz Polishing Paste to polish the repaired porcelain toilet bowl for maximum shine.

Happy Repairing

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