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Old 06-24-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Glass Block - Cleanup


So, we did this Glass Block wall last year:

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Now, the problem I have is that i did not clean up the glass before the cement dried. I have cleaned up 5 rows on the inside, but it's taking forever. I was wondering if anyone had a tip on getting the dried glass block cement/mortar off of the glass blocks?


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Old 06-24-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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Mix up plain old household sugar in water... a cup or so to a gallon... paint it on, let it dry, (it dries white) and gently rub it off. This may require several applications.

Of course, as with anything, test a small section first to see if you like how it's going. I doubt the mixture will etch the glass, but I have never tried it on glass block. It doesn't hurt my truck's paint job.

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Old 06-24-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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That's sounds like worth trying. I have 5 more rows on the inside and then the whole 10 rows on the outside. I know I should have cleaned it up right away, but at midnight with Mosquito's eating me up, I just wanted to get to bed.
Well anyways, I'll write back if it worked.

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Old 06-24-2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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Whenever we need to "buff" out glass block the next day, we use very fine (000) steel wool. It may be too hard now for that to be effective on it's own, but along with Willie's suggestion, it may work just fine.
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