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Unread 10-24-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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grout turned to ribbon

We just moved to florida and have a ceramic tile shower. Some of the grout was discolored (a pink orange to black) so I sprayed on some Tilex Mildew Root penetrator & remover. After letting it set for the recommended 10 minutes the area looked like squiggly ribbons and started pealing off. I thought maybe it was caulk then and not grout. I pulled off as much as I could and then the next day after it dried I could scrape some off but it had become very hard again. Could I have somehome maybe just goofed up the sealer or what. The grout lines at all the 90 degree angles were lighter grout then the other grout lines. It did not feel rubbery like caulk. What do I do now? Help would be appreciated. Thanks Is there maybe a silicone based grout they use here in the south?
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Unread 10-24-2006, 04:41 PM   #2
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Don't know what happened,it wouldn't be sealer though,it's either caulk, premix grout of some kind, or mutant mildew.The caulk may be sanded and doesn't act like regular caulk..it gets pretty stiff with sand in it.
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Unread 10-24-2006, 05:13 PM   #3
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Hi Marianne, Welcome!

Can you post a picture?

Anyone know who closed this thread?
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Unread 10-24-2006, 06:00 PM   #4
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Weren't me, unless i screwed something up somehow.
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Unread 10-24-2006, 06:01 PM   #5
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Unread 10-24-2006, 06:08 PM   #6
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Hi Dave

Much better!
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I was typing my answer when the thread locked up. Geez - thanks, Dave

Anyway - this is what I tried to say:

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Not being a tile pro or anything, but it sounds like your shower was grouted with mastic that started disolving when you put the Tilex on

Disclaimer - this is just a wild guess, but anything is possible in a Florida shower... muwhahahahahaha
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