Discussion in 'Hard Surface Hub' started by Matt Wood, Dec 29, 2017.
Glass tile ?
A PTC. Get the one that clings for better dwell time. For glass, may need strong scrubbing with op or rotary. If it a lot hard water, i have been using oneRestore, but you have to check if it is hard water otherwise it wont work. I recently used stone pro scrub..worked great
Just make sure there is not any natural stone around.
Sometimes the glass blocks aren't glass. There are plastic glass blocks...for some reason. Quick check before you throw acid on it.
Glass & Metal Magic / Waterspot Stain Remover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZY89T64/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kGXrAb8BF20MF
And steel wool
Porcelain, tile, and chrome..soap scum and hard water remover.
#0000 steel wool
I've just placed the order of the water stain remover and the steel wool. I scheduled this job for the 10th of January, so I'll let you know how it goes. I don't know if you saw that tile also... This tile is 7years old and has never been sealed. So I"m gonna have some major mildew stain problems also
best stuff I have ever used.........
I just ordered some. How well does it work on the hard water spots on ceramic tile?
works great...take a white pad and scrub it in really good... ......then put some water in a spray bottle and wipe all the residue off...
for really large areas I use a small white pad and put the stone scrub on the tile......and then I use my Makita polisher with a white pad and scrub it in.......more aggressive and moves faster....
All I have is a drill. Will that get the job done faster?
I've used rubbing compound used for cars with some success. They have two kinds , a fine and a more abrasive. But used an acid shower cleaner first then did that. And afterward put on a car wax and buffed.
We carry the Magic Al's stuff, the Stone Pro stuff and Bar Keepers Friend, they all have their pluses and minuses, that are cheap to keep on board. I've had the most success with the Magic Al's..
harder to control....it will want to bounce on you..so just be careful...
We use Hold Fast and a blue pad n sponge the no scratch type but it will scratch glass if you work it to hard. We use 000 steel wool too.
What you need will vary from area to area. The type of minerals in local water, the soaps being used by your customers, the amount of deposits... all variables. No magic bullet.
One way to think of it is that you are breaking down a layered matrix, so rock the PH back and forth until it is done. Friction is your friend, so an orbital sander, a Makita or whatever with a red pad to avoid abrasive scratches. Sometimes a plastic scraper. Harbor Freight sells red plastic chisels that you can resharpen with a pocket knife. Get a set.
If you find a really good alkaline for your area and a really good acid like Barkeepers Friend, stick with them.
Avoid Viper Renew in bathrooms. It is choking and turns chrome blue. It rusts hell out of stainless.