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  1. M4sT3R T3CH

    M4sT3R T3CH Active Member

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    Ok so i went on vacation last week and my techs did a ceramic tile job. They ran into some rust and decided T rust would take care of it. Well it left a white residue after it dried and i was going to see what i should reclean it with. When i tried using a towel amd water it went away but as it dried it came back. There is also some hazing that took place i believe due to pre spray drying. We use viper venom powder with citrus solv. Thanks.
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    I should also mention they wanted the tile cleaned due to a water loss situation. This is where the rust came from.
     
  3. AZStoneguy

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    Hopefully they have additional tiles. You will probably need to replace that one. Most rust removers contain ammonium biflouride, these will damage glass, ceramic, porcelain, granite.
     
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    I learned that lesson the hard way many years ago.
     
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    Next time use Barkeepers Friend
     
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  6. M4sT3R T3CH

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    So no hope then? It looked a little better after i went back and wiped them down. Any chance the bar keepers friend will help? And where can i find it?
     
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    The tile is likely etched permanently. Barkeepers friend will remove the rust though. It's worth a shot. Depot, lowes, Walmart, target, basically any store that sells cleaning products. Get the cream version.
     
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    Try a Vapor Steamer, may not work but through the years I removed a lot of odd stains and marks on tile.
    In Florida, a large retirement center was replacing tile to the tune of 7-8 K per unit due to stains and haze, we demoed how a vapor steamer would remove it and did a nice amount of work. Made money and saved them a bunch.

    You never know what could happen when you think outside of the box.

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    That grout needs some serious Color Sealing.
     
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    in a last ditch effort I would get a really really fine sand paper and with water wet sand that tile very carefull and see if you can blend the etching out a bit.

    I had to do this on some slate that was streaked by our spinner, on slate with butchers block oil I was able to completely fix the problem thankfully

    Im not sure how it will work on ceramic but I would at least try before replacing it for them, again as a last resort
     
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  11. M4sT3R T3CH

    M4sT3R T3CH Active Member

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    Well its not getting replaced. The floor is over 30 yrs old. In fact the clients didnt bring the issue up. I did as i was back in doing some carpet cleaning . I just know i can get that floor looking better. I wanted to pick your brains before i schedule another cleaning. Thanks for all the input.
     

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