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Old 11-19-2017, 09:12 AM   #1
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HELP! Whink rust remover ruined my tile

I'm trying to find a solution to the damage I caused to our shower tiles by using Whinks rust remover on it. I've tried everything. Has anyone found a solution to this?
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:47 PM   #2
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I'm trying to find a solution to the damage I caused to our shower tiles by using Whinks rust remover on it. I've tried everything. Has anyone found a solution to this?


The solution is to replace the tile. Whink contains hydrofluoric acid. It will etch ceramic surfaces.


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Old 11-27-2017, 09:21 AM   #3
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HELP! Whink rust remover ruined my tile

We have a porcelain ceramic tile in our bathroom. We have high iron content in our water and I was having a hard time getting it to come off with normal cleaners. We used to use Whink before when we had a fiberglass surround so I tried it and it looks awful. I have extra tiles so I used the whinks on them to see what I could use to correct the staining. When the tile is wet you cannot see any imperfections. When it is dry you can see the streaks. We have tried ammonia, vinegar, baking soda and soft scrub, none of those touched it. We contacted the company that installed it and they recommended the Miracle companies cleaner, 511 porous plus and Ceramase Quarry Sealer and those last two products made it worse. The only thing that has somewhat worked to hide the streaking has been turtle wax. I'm hoping there is some sort of compound out there that will reverse the damage. Please let me know if anyone has found any solutions to this. Thank you!
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:25 AM   #4
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Hi Jessica,

I'll move you to our cleaning and sealing forum. More people in the know there. I'm not one of them.
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Jessica, I know you didn't like the answer you got a couple of weeks ago, but that may be the only solution: replacing the tile.

My only suggestion is that you contact the manufacturer and see what they have to say. Nobody knows their product more than they do.
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