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Old 11-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #241
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I noticed a couple of the pails had different lids etc.
The colors were ok.. So far

Im going to use another half dozen pails in the next few weeks (same color, same project) Ill have to keep an eye on the colors.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:52 AM   #242
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They've had different buckets. There's two different buckets colors, two handles versions, and two different lid styles. I assume they will settle on one at some point.

I like the red/white/blue with the plastic handles and the lid with the tab.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:19 AM   #243
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I prefer a good sanded grout on pebbles. The way it sets up nice and firm allows me to keep the the gorut as flush as possible.
How does Fusion Pro compare in this respect.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #244
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There is a small learning curve, Tyler. I think, though, that after you've done it a little you can probably duplicate the buildup achieved with sanded grout. When CX and I previewed the product a year or so ago we did have trouble keeping it in the joints when grouting glass tiles. Fusion Pro has been worked on a little since then.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:00 AM   #245
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If you scroll back a few pages you'll find a glass and stainless steel backsplash we installed with round tiles. The grout joints were one inch at some spots.

With decent timing, the fusion went in very easily, flush to the surface without the normal divots between the tiles. Use a normal hydro sponge with a microfiber towel wrapped around it.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #246
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Thanks to Paul for selling me on Fusion grout. It's a winner! I can tell it's going to be my 'go-to' grout, also!

Had these over on the works in progress thread, but wanted to put them here, also. First time to use it, and i really like it.

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Old 11-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #247
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Nelson,

You can send the check to my home or make a direct deposit

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Old 11-20-2013, 11:28 PM   #248
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I'm ordering another dozen pails tomorrow for couple current projects
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Apparently Delorean Gray, our most used color, isn't well stocked at Daltile. Luckily it can set in my garage without going bad.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:00 AM   #250
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Using Fusion Pro for the first time and I must say it is a winner.

I've grouted twice before with regular grout and had colour consistency issues as well as effloresence. Ended up using a coloured sealer on my grout joints . I'm sure this was caused by my (lack of) technique and would have improved with more practice. Unfortunately, as a DIYer, I won't get to practice too much.

Anyways, Fusion Pro is about $60 here in HD Canada - about 3 times the cost of regular grout. I decided to give it a try in my shower surround to avoid the colour problems I had before but also to not have to seal on a regular basis.

It was worth the cost.

I dampened the tile, applied the Fusion Pro in small sections (whatever I could do in 3-4 minutes), removed the excess with a damp sponge, and then used a microfiber cloth around a firm piece of rubber to remove the haze. I used haze remover the next day to remove any haze i still had left.

Hardest part was opening the lid the first time.

For what it's worth, this is a sanded grout but the sand particles are very fine. Also, the lid has a rubber gasket to prevent the contents from drying out. I'm not sure what the opened shelf life is like but I hope it's long enough since I still have 2/3 of a pail left.
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Hardest part was opening the lid the first time
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Ya, the lids..

But I guess thats why it keeps for a year
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I think the storage is 2 years
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #254
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I had 2/3 gal delorean grey left over from a project. I put a plastic bag in there pushed up to the grout then overlapping the rim of the pail and put the lid on. that was almost 1 year ago (january 4th) Oppened it the other day and it looks exacly the way it did a year ago.
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I still want to know what kind of kickback you guys are getting from CBP for singing the praises of this stuff. Everyone I've talked to in my neck of the woods HATES it. The warehouse manager where I get a lot of my product says all the installers he's talked to hate it too.

FWIW, the custom reps did a dog and pony show a few months back at one of the local warehouses. I almost felt sorry for the guys getting completely waylaid by a couple of installers that were there that had problems with it. You could tell that while these guys weren't JB Forum members, they didn't just fall off the turnip truck either.

Yeah, they made it look easy enough on a mock up with the towels and all. I'm just not buying it though, literally, given my experience.

If I want color consistency, I'll go for prism. If stain resistance is an issue, I'll go for spectralock.

Once this stuff's been proven in the field for a number of years and they improve the workability of the stuff that it handles more like a regular grout, I'll reconsider.
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