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OK this will sound like a HO question, guess it kinda is? Anyway, couple of months ago I set the ceramic tiles in a friends bathroom. He said he would take care of the grouting. Well, he grouted while he was enjoying a few Rums (little Jamaican guy) and he ended up passing out before he completely cleaned the grout off the tile. :laughing:

What will take the dried grout off the tile? What method would you suggest?
 

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OK this will sound like a HO question, guess it kinda is? Anyway, couple of months ago I set the ceramic tiles in a friends bathroom. He said he would take care of the grouting. Well, he grouted while he was enjoying a few Rums (little Jamaican guy) and he ended up passing out before he completely cleaned the grout off the tile. :laughing:

What will take the dried grout off the tile? What method would you suggest?

so, ya feeling a little guilty about this "friend" and feel you owe him? :whistling
 

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Hahaha. Well the Rum, it's good but 180 proof Jamacain Rum doesn't help me any. :laughing: Was thinking a 3M scouring pad on an angle grinder? Don't want to take the finish off the tile.
 

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acid on metal

You can go the acid route we've done that plenty of times but be real careful with anything metal in the room such as plumbing fixtures etc. The acid is not so forgiving on metal.
 

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We used to find this quite often. Not tile groute but dried spackel compound on fiberglass plumbing showers & tubs.

These don't take to much scraping, acids, sanding and whatnot.

What I found worked the best was a sharpened stick. Picture a paint stirer 1/4 x 1" with a 45 on the end. I used to make them out of oak.

The oak did not scratch the fiberglass but it sure loosened up the spackel globs. Should work on smooth tile.
 

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The sulfamic acid is very mild...Comes in powder form, easy to mix. Muriatic is the truly dangerous stuff... Comes in liquid form, always add acid to water, never water to acid.... Less likely to splash the concentrate on yourself that way... Muriatic fumes will corrode plumbing fixtures, very unlikely with Sulfamic...

There's truly never a reason a tile guy should be using Muriatic Acid anyway.... :thumbup:
 
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