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Old 05-30-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Black marks

So I have been tiling my new bathroom. Finally got all the tile set and start the grouting process. Well as were cleaning the grout off the tile I find that there are some places were the rubber float left black marks on the tile. These marks are not coming off. I need help...
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:30 AM   #2
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
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Cool Black marks

Still no luck I have tried Mr Clean Magic Erasor, Scotch brite, Goof off, Acatone, and nothing is gettin it done. Any other ideas out there? I cant be the first one that this has happened to. Black marks from a black rubber grout float.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:52 PM   #4
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Hi Randy,

What kind of tile is this?

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The marks are on three types of tile ceramic, Porcelain, and stone.
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my friend tile joe uses Bar Keepers Friend. i dont have a link sorry
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hi Randy,
If you've tried all of that, then it's not a mark left by the rubber of the float. Does your grout float have a metal backing plate on it, by chance? Your "black marks" could very well be transferred aluminum, in which case Barkeeper's Friend could very well be your solution. Be very certain to test all of the surfaces first though, as this cleanser is acidic and can alter the finish of the tile if you aren't careful.
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Barkeepers friend may etch the stone,you may need to wipe the whole stone to keep it uniform.If it is a physical mark that will work, if it's a chemical mark mek should work.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #10
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sounds like metal marks. you can try Soft Scrub. test on scraps first, i have never used it on natural stone.
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