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Old 02-19-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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metal marks

Any advice for gettin rid of a stubborn metal mark on white wall tile? If I get one and that is rarely, I have just rubbed them out with either a little thinset or grout, but this one didnt budge.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:34 PM   #2
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I've gotten some off with emery cloth, but you really have to be careful not to dull the finish
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:44 PM   #3
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I use WD-40 - works really well - not a joke
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:45 PM   #4
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is it a gloss tile or a matte ?
my legs on the superior cutter used to leave little scratches.
i put the rubber boots on and it stopped.

try some soft scrub.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:47 PM   #5
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Brian,,glossy dal.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:51 PM   #6
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Are they aluminum or steel? And what is the offended tile?
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:01 PM   #7
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Do you have a set of diamond sponges? I've removed marks from gloss white with 600. Paper might work too.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:02 PM   #8
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I'll second the WD-40...
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:13 PM   #9
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If they're deep you'll have to remove some glaze. That's when you have to be careful about creating dull spots, which you will if you remove too much glaze.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:16 PM   #10
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Denatured alchohol works sometimes, sometimes you can rub the underside of a white bisque tile on the mark.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:35 PM   #11
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Thanks fellers,,got a few new tricks in my bag,,
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:36 PM   #12
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Always try a pencil eraser first. It works at least half the time and it is the least harmful.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:08 AM   #13
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Try Magic Eraser. Those little white pads that look like dense sponges.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:06 AM   #14
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Bar Keepers Friend and a eraser also heard Goof Off works well. Unglazed white porcelian hex's and a clinker cutter are a bad combo...can't think of how many times I've done this.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:18 PM   #15
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Oh man, I remember problems with the 1" hex. Nasty marks from everything.
Bar Keepers Friend is just oxalic acid which is the same as acid wash crystals at the tile store.
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