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Old 03-29-2006, 04:18 AM   #1
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Arrow Cutback adhesive

Pulled up all my old tiles in my bathroom (cement floor), leaving me with some black adhesive stuff, which I scraped off as much as possible.

When I was at Home Depot looking to buy the adhesive, I read on the bag that it was suitable to use over cutback.
Then the Home Depot guy approched me and told me that I could use a pre-mixed thinset (in a bucket) just as well. When I asked the guy if it would work over cutback, he told me "no problem".

However, I read the manual/description on the bucket, and there is nothing that says, that this is suitable for ceramic tiles on cutback.
The brand(?) is Tile Perfect - 1 spread & set

Should I still go ahead and use this adhesive (the Pros about it is, that is not messy and comes pre-mixed) or should I go with the bag ?

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Old 03-29-2006, 04:31 AM   #2
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Stay away from anything pre-mixed. If your adhesive cannot be removed then use versa bond. Many will go through all efforts to remove this adhesive but I'm not one of them.
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Do I use Versabond or Flexbond ? What would be the difference ?

(I still have some old, black adhesive residue on the old concrete floor - but cleaned it up as good as I could).

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Old 03-29-2006, 07:28 AM   #4
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Hi Danny, I would use the Flexbond. Read the bag, it should say somewhere that it is rated for cutback.
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Versabond or Flexbond

Mike:

I have similar problem. My adhesive is a brown adhesive left from a wooden floor on concrete. Will either of these adhesives adhere to this stuff? I have started scrapping the stuff off but it would take me about a week to do the whole floor completely clean... and it would still have some residue imbeded in the concrete...
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:42 PM   #6
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My rule is if you cant get it up it stays. A good modified thin set will stick to just about anything. Your best bet, stick a piece on for two days and then try to remove it.
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