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Unread 12-03-2019, 07:05 PM   #3
Tool Guy - Kg
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Welcome to the forum, Dane!

I am with John thinking that this white stuff is just on top. Hopefully that’s the case.

To care for your install, it’s best to not subject it to harsher methods of cleaning than necessary. So if you’re ever in doubt, it’s best to start with the lightest or weakest method and work to the stronger methods until you’ve found it.

I’m guessing the white stuff has a surface as hard as the grout. If so...
I’d start with a 50:50 mix of white vinegar and water. Flood a small sample and let it dwell for 5 minutes. Then agitate the solution with a fine nylon bristle brush for a minute. Wipe off the solution. Then rise with water and let it dry.

Ideally, that’ll do it. However, if you’ve made progress, but it’s not all the way clean, go ahead and repeat. You’re moving in the right direction. If you only made a tiny improvement, step it up to full strength vinegar. But if no improvement was made, let us know so we can take you in a different direction.

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