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Unread 12-09-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Customs mastic

whats the chance that you guys can make the mastic a little more pliable..maybe its just me but the stuff is pretty stiff. hard to spread...doesn't hurt to ask right?
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Unread 12-09-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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This is always a balance between making it easy to spread and stiff enough to hold tiles on the wall without slipping. The cold will affect the consistency, so I assume you are using it within the recommended temperature range.

I will add this comment to our R&D wish list for them to investigate.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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Who uses mastic these days anyways with all the good mortars out there with better performance?
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Unread 12-09-2014, 07:40 PM   #4
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In south Texas Omnigrip has great working consistency, smooth and creamy.

Omnigrip works really well when dealing with a tricky patterned backsplash where 2 square feet is an accomplishment for the day. We've all been there.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 07:54 PM   #5
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About the only thing I use mastic for is kitchen back splashes. It does give me more time to get it covered and it will stick plenty well.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:07 PM   #6
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Good point Steve it is a little cold up here in PA, that prolly had something to do with it..I was using 1/4 square notch and there were spot that didn't want to go through the notches..kinda slid on the wall.
not sure how loose you can make it before it looses it anti sag performance...
or how much the cold has affected it for that matter..actually that might had alot to do with it..

thanks for the response.


oh yea, and yes this was a kitchen backspash, thats pretty much the only place I use mastic also, if it don't get wet and don't get stepped on and the tile is small enough i don't have a problem with mastic...it has it's place
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see if there is a manufacture date on your bucket. Sometimes a bucket that's sat around a warehouse for a couple of years gets like what you described.
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Anybody remember a mastic called 767 forgot the manufacture but that stuff was some tough mastic.
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Unread 12-10-2014, 02:58 PM   #9
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I've been using Acrylpro for years (backsplashes). I do remember that it used to be much easier to spread. Now it seems a lot stiffer. I suppose it's a feature to hold tile in place better. I do find that it helps if I mix it with an actual mixer and it's not cold.
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Unread 12-10-2014, 04:04 PM   #10
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I can only echo what Paul said. It's good stuff for a backsplash and installations where water is not an issue.
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Type 1 and type 2. Type 2 may work better for u.
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Unread 12-10-2014, 08:02 PM   #12
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ever use Omni grip with glass or porcelain tile on backsplashes ?

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Unread 12-12-2014, 10:22 PM   #13
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Don, Omni grip is good mastic but I usually try to find out what the glass manufacturer recommends. Usually its a highly modified thinset with glass tiles.
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Don't know that we've ever heard of a glass manufacturer that recommended the use of organic adhesives to install his product.
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Unread 12-13-2014, 10:08 AM   #15
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Which Custom mastic are you referring too?

Please don't change T1-60. It's perfect the way it is. It's smooth enough to spread easily and dries fast enough to set up quickly. The cold is the enemy for me right now. I have a bucket of mastic and liquid w/p sitting in the mud room.

Works great on the glass tile that has the color strip on the back of the tile. Bonds well and seems to be doing well so far. Yes, I know of no glass manufacturer that recommends mastic for bonding glass. I do not think that I would use it to bond directly to glass. Like I said, it bonds well to the paint/paper on the back of the glass.

As a student of FrankenGueuze theories of Tileology, instructions are usually guidelines. Your real world mileage will vary.
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