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Old 10-13-2009, 06:39 AM   #1
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How to remove trim?

I have to add some more tiles on to an existing installation to increase the height of the tiled area. I have everything I need except I can't work out the best way to remove a PVC tile trim that has been used to finish off the existing tiles.

It looks like this:

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It's pretty tough stuff and I have about 2m of it to remove around a corner. How should I do it?

I heated up a stanley blade last night and it melted into it quite nicely, but I can't do that for the whole 2m it'll take forever!

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:51 AM   #2
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Hi Russell,
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To remove that trim I would use my circular saw set to just cut through it. The last area left would be done by hand with a utulity knife.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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I would just keep scoring it with a sharp utility knife until you cut through. Might go through a couple of blades.

What ever you do, please be careful.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:59 AM   #4
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what wayne said but I would use an angle grinder instead.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:01 AM   #5
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Hi and welcome to TYW 'US', Russell.

I would use my Fein Multimaster (or a vibrating tool like it) to cut that PVC trim.

Hope this helps.

PS: How are things in the UK?
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:15 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice guys. I will go to the hardware store tonight and get a heavy duty knife to do the job as my current retractable one isn't up to the job.

The UK is getting pretty cold and autumnal thanks for asking Dave! I see no evidence of global warming
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Yeah, that happens a lot this time of year.
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