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Unread 08-04-2008, 06:13 AM   #1
rambo1224
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Remove dried thin-set from tile

I had tiled a large bathroom wall and some of the thin-set dried on the tiles (used a modified thin-set). What is the best way to remove the dried thin-set. I started with a sponge/water but its not working very well.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 06:26 AM   #2
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Try some vinegar. Soak a rag in it and use it to keep the thinset wet. Scrub with a stiff synthetic bristle brush. Try to keep the vinegar out from behind the tiles.
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How long has the thinset been on the tile?How about wetting it and using a razor scraper.....That should do the trick.

What Bob said will work also.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 06:58 AM   #4
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An angle grinder fitted with a standard diamond dry blade laid over on its side grinds it off pretty easily, but very dusty.
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I had tiled a large bathroom wall and some of the thin-set dried on the tiles (used a modified thin-set).
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An angle grinder fitted with a standard diamond dry blade laid over on its side grinds it off pretty easily, but very dusty.
Matt,

I think you missed it was on the tile.
I wouldn't trust using a grinder on the finished tile. one slip and you need to now replace a tile.

I would just use a 5 in 1 Painters Tool or a flat head screw driver and scratch it off.

check on a piece of tile first and make sure the metal tool doesn't leave metal marks on the tile.
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