MB Stone has developed a (easy) system featuring three components to fix the following:
1. moderate scratches
2. chemical burn
3. restore the finish on high polish tiles after scratch repair or fixing chemical burn.
I’ve actually run into this a few times and didn’t realize this was such a wide spread problem. Thank you for all the research you are doing on the subject.
I luckily was able to correct the issue the few times I have seen this using acid. Ive been using powdered viper venom with citrus for years and now wonder if I need to make a change.
Tremendous work so far Mike.... this is serious stuff that every cleaner needs to be aware of
the most significant trepidation Matt and I have involve tile floor cleaning. We caused manufactured finish removal a few years ago on an faux stone porcelain tile
it was barely noticeable and we escaped any liability. We chalked it up to using powdered Flex at a high dilution ratio and having the paste ‘burn ‘into the tile somehow
Currently we have scaled back to under promising and using neutral based cleaners for maintenance cleaning, rather than promising restorative results. Matt is relieved because he doesn’t like cleaning tile anyways
from the beginning, I only got into it because too many people were asking, but if we never got another order for a bathroom floor cleaning or ANY tile cleaning job I would be thrilled
Do you have a 12-in Devastator by chance?‘ Wicked quick kid”
How’s this Marty?Can you put that in a video?
You won't realize how bad the ergos are on all hard surface wands until you try a brush glide on your favorite Carpet wand.How’s this Marty?
I believe Sam Miller posted a link or pasted the porcelain. Tile phenomenon thread awhile back
We just have the 14 Devastator wands …. No 12 inch
I have a 14 Westpak Ti , Greenhorn CMP 14 and some PMF 12 inch wand back from my Bane clene days ( I could shoot you a picture, I have no idea what the model is)
If you have a brush glide that will fit any one of those I’ll buy it
the Westpak tile glide is OK, it leaves the tile a little wet but that is easy to corrrect with a dry pass. The real issue is the water shooting out the right side ( which could be reduced I imagine if I turn the jet inward a bit )
I have closely read the above article 2 times. On page 18, third paragraph, it mentions the porcelain restoration cream can remove the glaze and the photograph under the glaze. I am sure that would be possible, however, is not this issue found only in polished porcelain tile and not glazed or full bodied porcelain tile?
yep, if worked too long wet to dry and with too aggressive a pad.On page 18, third paragraph, it mentions the porcelain restoration cream can remove the glaze and the photograph under the glaze.
I doubt anyone outside of China would know that true number..Do we know the percentages of full bodied porcelain, glazed porcelain and polished porcelain tile?
I would say 8 out of 10 wood or stone look porcelain planks are junkWe know it is recent so is it 1 out 0f 8 (?) new floors
yes, far more easily.Will it abrade or scratch more readily?
I have not seen this 1st hand. I would guess IPA is removing the protective coatings that are applied to protect tiles during shippingIPA rubbed over tile may remove weak finish