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Unread 11-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Badly hazed ceramic tile restoration/cleaning

Replacing this tile isnt an option. Its badly hazed shower tile that was originally one of those ornate 70's tiles with gold and marble design. Its tuned white with raised haze. Lime away didnt phase it. It doesnt need to be perfect but is there any safe product or tools that can reduce the damage without eating completely thru the tile. What about staining? if cleaning doesnt work.
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Unread 11-17-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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Hi tailwind, Welcome!

Without a picture it's hard to tell what the problem is or what to do. It could just be a sealer haze. If that's the case you could try acetone, lacquer thinner, or worst case scenario a Methylene Chloride based Paint, Varnish, & Epoxy stripper. Be sure to have adequate ventilation, and appropriate safety gear on yourself. No smoking either!
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Unread 11-22-2008, 03:43 PM   #3
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Try using a steam cleaning machine with a plastic brush. You find them on the internet. They start at about 100 bucks
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