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RxGuy 02-05-2011 04:56 PM

How do you remove Aluminum marks on tile?
 
I recently had a local glass company install a Euro-style shower enclosure on my new shower . The header is aluminum, and where the installers bumped the tile with the header, it has left gray marks. There really isn't any scratches, just several small gray marks where they clunked the tile. How do I remove the marks from the tile?

ceramictec 02-05-2011 05:10 PM

try soft scrub. do a test on a sample piece if tile first to make sure it doesn't scratch it.

cx 02-05-2011 05:11 PM

Blair, type "metal marks" into the Advanced Search feature and ask for titles. couple good discussions there with lots of different methods to try.

RxGuy 02-05-2011 09:41 PM

Thanks CX and ceramictec.....appreciated as always.

I had searched for aluminum marks...but not "metal marks".

Jim Farrell Tiler 02-05-2011 10:02 PM

have a go with toothpaste. also the glaziers should be the ones doing it

Tool Guy - Kg 02-05-2011 11:38 PM

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If your tile is ceramic or porcelain, then use Bar Keeper's Friend mixed with a touch of water and those metal marks will come off in a blink of an eye. BKF has oxalic acid, so it's not necessarily something you wanna use on stone.
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Get the powdered variety at your local grocery store or hardware store for less than 2 bucks a can. Do NOT get the liquid stuff......not the same formula and doesn't work the same. :shake:

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Trask 02-06-2011 12:24 AM

:tup2::tup2:BKF Works wonders on unglazed white porcelain...But again ..Not good on Many (organic/Marbles) Natural Stones.

WendyHMN 02-06-2011 08:50 AM

I love that stuff. I even bought an extra to take to work. It's the only thing that gets black marks off solid surface counters when people move microscopes without lifting them.

cx 02-06-2011 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Wendy
It's the only thing that gets black marks off solid surface counters when people move microscopes without lifting them.

Seems like a medium can of Dope Slap would work better for that, Wendy. :)

tile dummy 02-06-2011 09:00 PM

Blair,get some 3M rubbing compound it is used for buffing cars.i used to wet sand and buff cars before i got into tile and i found that it works great for many things.A little dab and a terry cloth towel will work i have done this many times and it works great.


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