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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Im sure water based sealer will seal anything too...

Im sure water based sealer will seal anything too close to the surface.
Question still stands, is there a water based water proof sealer (or whatever the term is for water beading up on grout)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
I researched FP a lot before using, this is the...

I researched FP a lot before using, this is the first time I've heard FP "won't absorb a sealer". The 2 aquamix sealers listed in the TDS seem to be oilophobic not hydrphobic, I was just hoping...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-30-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 246,507
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Can someone else confirm? I did read the TDS...

Can someone else confirm?

I did read the TDS before using. It says "Sealing is not necessary", doesn't say anywhere that it can't be sealed for added protection.


I would have used a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-30-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 246,507
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
What penetrating water repellent/ hydrophobic...

What penetrating water repellent/ hydrophobic sealer will work with Fusoin pro?

I bought a bottle of 511 impregnator realized it was solvent based,went for aquamix gold but realized its focused...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
GE Silicone II Kitchen & Bath or is there...

GE Silicone II Kitchen & Bath or is there something with better adhesion/more idiot proof to apply?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
thanks! Ill keep regrouting, monitor for leaks. ...

thanks! Ill keep regrouting, monitor for leaks. If I spring a leak Ill spring for a new shower.

(hopefully) Last two questions.

1)I've never caulked with silicone. Are there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
CX (or anyone really), For all I know there...

CX (or anyone really),

For all I know there was a water proof layer over the cement board or plastic behind it.
I know there was no moisture in surrounding walls, ceiling beneath (used a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Its not 'residue', Im just unskilled at grouting...

Its not 'residue', Im just unskilled at grouting So a few joints came out flush or a tiny bit higher than the tile surface.

As long as its AS water proof as it was before, I'm happy.
and before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
I forged ahead with the de-grouting. For...

I forged ahead with the de-grouting.

For the sake of not creating a new thread,

I kinda suck at grouting. I got too much grout in spots (grout goes a few mm over the lip of tile in a few...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-13-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 246,507
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Ill stick with fusion, its perfect for a dummy...

Ill stick with fusion, its perfect for a dummy like me.
I never grouted before so I did small sections used clean water every time. Zero haze, didn't use haze remover. :wohoo:

Only issue I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-11-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 246,507
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Is fusion pro water proof/resistant ? Mfr doesnt...

Is fusion pro water proof/resistant ? Mfr doesnt mention it but says can be used in showers and doesn't need sealer.



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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
No thinset is above/overlapping, though it is...

No thinset is above/overlapping, though it is flush in spots.

Mostly looks like a normal grout job, just done with thinset...

The one wall I regoruted, I took cut joints fully out.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
zoom of the gouged bits, cant see from from photo...

zoom of the gouged bits, cant see from from photo but fibers of the cement board are visible through the holes in the edge
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
One of the worst spots... this is all thinset...

One of the worst spots... this is all thinset with some hard smooth material as waterrpoofing
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Here is 5-10 passes with the multitool, 1/8 inch blade either side of the joint stuff so hard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
The point of my long drudgerous post was,...

The point of my long drudgerous post was, between the width of the joint and the hardness, evenly filing it down would take weeks. Taking full joints out is faster but exposes the cement board.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Sorry for the novice questions. Going to make...

Sorry for the novice questions. Going to make this a 2 parter:

1)A few spots thin set came out with the grout, exposing the cement board, I dont want to risk water getting between the board and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
3-ish hours ago https://imgur.com/iCBv4lC ...

3-ish hours ago
https://imgur.com/iCBv4lC

now
https://imgur.com/Ym7Stp3
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Should I wait the 3 days to reapply or do it now?...

Should I wait the 3 days to reapply or do it now?

(consensus all over the internet is you cant grout over grout, otherwise I wouldn't have removed the old grout?)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Quick Reply, thank you. Reexamining 3 hours...

Quick Reply, thank you.

Reexamining 3 hours later, some of the dimples, are beginning to look like pinholes, any way I mucked up the install?
I only did the smallest shower wall yesterday...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
So I finished 1 shower wall with fusion pro...

So I finished 1 shower wall with fusion pro yesterday, 3sq feet at a time, cleaning as I went. No haze.
But now 18hours later it has shrunk significantly over night there are spots where the edge of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob LaBlaw
Fusion Pro grout feedback request/input

Probably already discussed but cant find.
My Shower grout lines (1/4") have lots of hairline cracks, too intact easily take out.
If I use grind/thin out the damaged area with a grout saw, will...
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