Ripped out a shower surround, replacing with new wall panels and shower pan. The prior pan was set in some cement or thinset, and that's left a very uneven surface. How do I prep it for the replacement base? I suspect chiseling it out will be difficult and still leave it too uneven. So I'm thinking a self leveling compound, followed after dry with thinset to secure the new pan. Seeking recommended compounds and techniques.
Also, should I remove the curb, or find a pan that will fit over it? Thank you.