Remove Dried Ceramic Tile Adhesive

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Old 12-18-07, 11:09 AM
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Remove Dried Ceramic Tile Adhesive

After Tiling The Wall Around The Bathtub, I Found Some Patches Of The Adhesive In The Tub. My Question Is - How Do I Get The Adhesive Off The Porcelan Without Scratching It? Thanks!
 
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Old 12-18-07, 04:58 PM
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Only thing I can recommend is getting a putty knife and wrap a thin cloth around it and start trying to tap the thinset off, carefully.

There are no miracle type chemicals to removing thinset.

I will move this thread to the tiling section to get more attention and input.
 
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Old 12-19-07, 06:27 AM
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Hi Don
Hmm, could it be that you have mastic , not thinset? You did say adhesive, which to me is glue= mastic?

If it's mastic, acetone should take it off just fine. Use a soft cloth wet with acetone, hold it on the mastic patches, then rub lightly, turning cloth to a clean area often.

If its thinset, then Hot is right. I've heard of people using muriatic acid, but sure wouldn't be my first choice. That stuff is for pools IMO.

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I've never needed anything more intense than a plastic scraper or a straight edge followed by a white scrubbie, for either thinset or mastic. They key is to get on it immediately.
 
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Old 12-19-07, 02:42 PM
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Don in either case use some warm water to soak the adhesive then it will scrape away easily with a plastic windshield ice scraper or a razor blade scraper. Plug the tub and fill it (if the water will cover the adhesive). Let it sit for an hour or so then go after the adhesive with a scraper.
 
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Hey Bud Cline

Just tryin to learn here. Water will take off mastic? Or i should say soften it enough to allow it to be easily scraped? Is that because its an enameled steel tub or does that matter? I just thought because the mastic I've used is solvent based I needed a solvent. I know alcohol didn't work worth anything.

Thanks in advance for the knowledge.

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LOL Bud, your not kidding. Welcome back.
 
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Don in either case use some warm water to soak the adhesive then it will scrape away easily with a plastic windshield ice scraper or a razor blade scraper. Plug the tub and fill it (if the water will cover the adhesive). Let it sit for an hour or so then go after the adhesive with a scraper.
Bud - thanks for the info. I did as you sugested, it took a lot of "elbow grease" but it is gone. Thanks again.

Don
 
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