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Removing Carpet Glue from Tile & Grout?

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Looked at some tile & grout today that had carpet glued down over it years ago. Customer pulled up the carpet and now needs the glue removed and wants the tile & grout to look good. Tile & grout also had old wax (floor finish) applied at one time. This is a church. Can't use mechanical removal, don't want to damage tiles. Any suggestions on removing the old carpet glue? Strippers? Any one ever have to do this before?
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I'd do a test with some stripper and a spinner. Its not going to be easy especially if it is old glue. If it had a finish on it before the glue then that would be good as the stripper would work on the finish. Depending on how you mix the stripper, it should work pretty good.
 

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I attemped this a couple years ago and got zero results. I started with a black pad and some high ph. Then went down to an acid. Then hit it hard with muriatic acid. I gave up
 

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Try aqua mix sealer and coating remover, i use it to strip poly out of slate. I keep it on my van it get crazy stains out of tile and grout.
 

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That's gonna be a tough one. Custy won't want to pay for what it's gonna take to remove it. I would try goo gone and black pad on 175. Then move on to stripping the topical coat with 175 as we'll. then spin off with Tilemaster. All day job and tons of hands and knees work. Good luck. 3.00 sqft minimum or your gonna loose


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Try using citrol from Ncl, it's a citrus cleaner. Do a test spot spray on let it dwell, you will have to test to get the correct dwell time but it will break down the glue scrub and remove.


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Went and did some testing with various solutions. Goo-Gone didn't touch it. Bonesaw stripper just a little removed. Citrol was next best but not great.
Goof-Off actually did great! Started to dissolve the old glue in a few minutes and with a little scrubbing, came off completely.


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You'll thank me later.

Best stuff I have found it was absolutely not damage the tile.
We use it to remove mastic glue, Carpet and VCT glue



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This project had Epoxy four or five different types of glue.
We applied a heavy coat
Let sit overnight
Came back in the morning I used our commercial shop used shop vac to pick up all slurry.


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