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Old 01-18-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
scott anthony
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cleaning grout off aluminum

Got a call from an old store, they somehow hired a tile man if that's what you want call him that tiled an enclosed screen room and left a haze so bad it looks like a prep wipe was done and that's it. I haven't been there but it all sounds too routine. I'll try and get pics if its that bad, and we all know we like bad
I know the Sure Clean 600 will be my best shot on the floor but it is not at all good with metals. They claim they have grout on the aluminum also, and plenty of it, it don't sound good. What would be your approach to cleaning the aluminum?I know saftey clean from Prosco would work but that's a special order product and don't have time for that.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
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Mostly acidic cleaners will just tutn aluminum black,but if left on it may pit it.I would try scraping,with a margin trowel,and a piece of wood for chunks, then if needed use the sureclean, and wipe with ammonia after to cut the acid.

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