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    Default White Stuff on shower tiles????

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    Was sent the photos by a custy today and they want me to look at it. Any ideas what all the white stuff is. It looks like it has a steam head. We do not have hard water. They told me it is natural stone tiles.
    Of course it is a rush job the secretary has to get it taken care of while the boss is on vacation this week.
    Poor planning on your part does not make it an emergency on my part!!!

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    its soap scum. You need a good soap scum cleaner like MB-3
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    Thanks Cam- I never saw it that heavy. I do have MB-3 but it seems it has not worked real well for me and i have to usually scrape it by hand. Any tricks? Especially for the small tiles on the bench.

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    You have to dwell it with MB3 for about 20 min before agitating with brush. On walls, you can use paper towels to hold MB3. Of course, you have to remove soap scum by razor blade as much as possible before applying MB3.

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    Check out that big red bar of soap. MB-3. You can scrub this with a green pad as well to help loosen it.
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    All correct, and mb3 has not worked well for me either in past until I mixed strong as hell and most important, mix with ultra hot water.

    Certainly scraping with razor while still dry can eliminate a second application of mb3 usually. Use a pad like Ted recommends as it works well too after you let it dwell some.

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    Thanks for all the input. Hopefully I will get the job and be posting " after " pics.

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    A commercial steamer will melt that off in no time.
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    Completed the job yesterday. Came out great. Followed all your advice. Don't have any pics to post.
    Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadKing View Post
    Completed the job yesterday. Came out great. Followed all your advice. Don't have any pics to post.
    Thanks for the help!
    What did you do and what worked great?

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    First I scaped all the tile with a 4" razor. I used MB-3 with very hot water and 1:1 mix ratio. Let it sit 15 min and went over the whole thing with a green scrubbie. Turbo and redid using a hard scrub brush to get soap scum out of grout. Rinsed, sealed and $$$$$. Also got to price the rest of this 5,000 sqft home.

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