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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Lovegasoline
Yes it's getting the silicone out of the channel...

Yes it's getting the silicone out of the channel of metal that I'm concerned about.

Maybe some sort of rubber with a cross section like an O-ring but sold by the yard that I could press into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
I'm not concerned about the frame finish for now....

I'm not concerned about the frame finish for now. In the past what I've done is an annually clean up. It's sufficed. I actually like the aged patina the door has (but not the green gunk). Most likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 01:28 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Btw, someone recommended I try using some CLR and...

Btw, someone recommended I try using some CLR and a non abrasive scrubbing pad to clean it up. Any opinions on that?
I'm completely unversed in chemistry. It seems as if two(?) cleaning procedures...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 01:20 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
jadnashua wrote: "Often, but I don't know what...

jadnashua wrote:
"Often, but I don't know what they did way back, you wouldn't want the glass sitting on a rigid material...there would be some sort of packing to cushion it. This is where a glass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 12:52 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
zeaflal wrote: "That patent is for an...

zeaflal wrote:
"That patent is for an adjustable door jamb with the original intended use being tile showers. If you study it, you might have some insight on possible disassembly."

Yes, as stated...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2017, 03:41 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Does anyone have a suggestion for what 'high...

Does anyone have a suggestion for what 'high alkaline cleaner spray' that's readily available to use on the door frame that would dissolve the old soap scum and grunge but not attack the aluminum? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Tool Guy - KG wrote: "No, a high alkaline...

Tool Guy - KG wrote:
"No, a high alkaline cleaner won't hurt the aluminum or its finish.

Depending on exactly the gap, a rubber molding may be the very best possible material. But nobody, short...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 11:52 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Tool Guy - Kg wrote: "Like Jim, I wouldn't have...

Tool Guy - Kg wrote:
"Like Jim, I wouldn't have guessed the shower door was that old, either. If it really is that old, the manufacturer was way ahead of its time."

I'm a long term tenant and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
jadnashua, that's a valuable observation...

jadnashua, that's a valuable observation regarding disassembly. However, I've only got a couple days available find time to do this, so I may just have to do a quick & dirty, clean & silicone seal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 11:33 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Tool Guy - Kg wrote: "For cleaning the gunk,...

Tool Guy - Kg wrote:
"For cleaning the gunk, I'd use a high alkaline cleaner sprayed into the crack. Allow it to dwell 5 minutes and clean it out with a toothbrush or folded paper towels. Then rinse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 11:30 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
"I think you'll probably find that removing the...

"I think you'll probably find that removing the screws on the bottom near the end will allow the whole thing to come apart. It should then be a lot easier to clean up."

In studying the patent...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 07:37 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Taking the door to have it refurbished will be...

Taking the door to have it refurbished will be too costly. I'd like to do it myself. At this point all I want to do is clean out the gunk from the frame-to-glass mating surfaces,(disinfect the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Bump .. Can anyone offer some advice?...

Bump ..

Can anyone offer some advice? Particularly regarding cleaning and resealing the frame-to-glass connection?
My shower is decommissioned and everything is on hold until I get a clear plan....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Another pic showing the inside of the shower door:

Another pic showing the inside of the shower door:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2017, 03:04 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovegasoline
Advice for Restoring Vintage Aluminum Shower Door: Caulking, Cleaning, Sealing?

Howdy Folks,
I have a vintage shower door that needs a little attention regarding resealing the door frame-to-glass area and I'd also like to clean up the actual frame surface.
Any tips on how to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
Ron, I have a tube of GE Silicone II and a tube...

Ron, I have a tube of GE Silicone II and a tube of GE Silicone I. You advise against using either of them due to viscosity? I can return them to HD.
What brand/model would you suggest?

Kman, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
^ I'd already read that entire thread on DIY...

^ I'd already read that entire thread on DIY caulking.

Thanks guys for the pointers and the verification on using tape. About a year ago I removed and re-caulked a large aquarium (where all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
My reason for using tape was to get a uniformly...

My reason for using tape was to get a uniformly straight line.

However, if I did it freehand, i.e. without having the silicone come up over the tiles - and did a good job of it - I'm unclear if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
Follow-up: I’ve not yet done the caulking but...

Follow-up:
I’ve not yet done the caulking but I’m about to.

Some workers were in my apt. and I had them chip out the old grout between tile and the tub. It turns out that it wasn’t just grout:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
One other thing: Regarding the seam where...

One other thing:

Regarding the seam where bathroom tiled wall meets tiled floor (it's not a big gap like the tub/wall gap above, maybe 1/8' but it does occasionally crack, perhaps from floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
What about using an oscillating tool (Fein-type...

What about using an oscillating tool (Fein-type knockoffs)?
Would that do the job/ If yes, any recommended blades for this sort of job?

P.S.: how do I change my signature name?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
Tiger Mountain Tile Inc. wrote: "Remove the...

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc. wrote:
"Remove the grout and dry it out to make sure there's no moisture trapped in there. Then recaulk with 100% silicone sealant (caulk).
If you've never used silicone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
cx wrote: "That gap should never have been...

cx wrote:
"That gap should never have been grouted. Tile industry standards call for a flexible sealant there. A professional tile installer should be aware of that.

While I am personally opposed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By Lovegasoline
Repairing Large Grout Gap Between Bathtub & Wall Tiles?

Greetings!

Id like to get some advice on how to repair defective grout between a bathtub and wall tiles, that has widened to make a significant gap: about 5/16" at the widest.
I assume that the...
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