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Unread 03-28-2002, 04:35 PM   #1
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I spent the day grouting with epoxy, and I tried one of those new fangled epoxy grout sponges. WOW! What a difference. I will never use a normal sponge or doodle bug or 3M scotch brite pad again..these things are great! Perfect joints..rinses clean...I'm sold.( I know you guys don't use epoxy, but if you get talked into it one day..get one of these..you'll thank me later!
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Unread 03-28-2002, 05:12 PM   #2
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Does it look like a regular sponge, or what?
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Unread 03-28-2002, 05:15 PM   #3
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Yes...but it must be made out of something different, because it doesn't swell up to 3 times it's normal size(like normal sponges) and it doesn't get sticky or trap the epoxy in the sponge.(I'd post a picture, but I haven't
figured out how to do that yet)
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Unread 03-28-2002, 09:00 PM   #4
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Find that picture! I did a countertop last week with epoxy and I bet I used 6 sponges and at least 6 Scotchbrite pads and then spent more time removing the particles. Where'd you get them?
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Unread 03-28-2002, 09:43 PM   #5
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Here's the picture:
http://www.coverings.com/exhibitors/...dpi/foam01.jpg

I bought mine from my competition...not sure where he got it..sorry.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 05:58 PM   #6
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Can someone describe what this sponge looks like? I'm asking because we're about to grout my new tile floor tomorrow, and we've been trying to get some of these epoxy grout sponges for a few days, and I'm confused.

Someone on another forum gave a local source for these, and when we went and asked for epoxy grout sponges, the tile place gave us the Hydra Tile Grout Scrubbing Sponge. Nowhere on the package is the word "epoxy," and it looks very much like the normal scrubbing sponges we got from Ho Depot. It's a little more orange than yellow, but it has the fat cushy part and the thin white scrubby part. Another branch of the same tile place special ordered epoxy grout sponges for us, and when we went to pick them up they were these same sponges. And they insist that's the epoxy grout sponge.

Is it really?

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Unread 07-25-2003, 06:24 PM   #7
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My wife works at 3M and makes the scotchbrite pads. i get 'em all for FREE!
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Unread 07-25-2003, 07:10 PM   #8
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I am jealous, friend of MashiMaro.

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Unread 07-25-2003, 07:56 PM   #9
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Hey Bri

Can ya check that link again?
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Unread 07-25-2003, 08:03 PM   #10
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I could, but it's older than...than.....you know? The epoxy spong I have does not look like a regular sponge..those other ones with the scrub pad attached, are not it. This sponge is hard...like a peice of foam...but softens when it's wet. I've been looking for a new link. I'll keep looking.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 08:56 PM   #11
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Unread 07-25-2003, 09:18 PM   #12
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Yup...that's it.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 09:28 PM   #13
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ok .... so where dey at ?? HD ?
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Unread 07-25-2003, 09:34 PM   #14
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I found them here.
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Unread 07-26-2003, 09:55 PM   #15
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Well, damn. That is definitely not what we've got. We went ahead and grouted anyway, and it's looking good despite the sponge handicap.

Thanks for all your efforts and info. We're just some humble whacko DIYers.

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