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Old 12-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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I know there is no easy way to remove this stuff. I'm looking for the most efficient. Tile set over other tile. I used a little muriatic acid and water solution to scrape off some of this but the job seems tedious.

Should I use a wet sand paper in combination with the solution?

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Old 12-17-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Are you trying to save the bottom (now exposed) layer of tile? Or are you trying to just prep that layer so that you can do a new second layer of tile?

If the latter, I don't see it being a good idea to ever try applying tile over an existing tile layer.

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Old 12-17-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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I am wanting to save the tile. I have already used water and and small chisel/scraper. I also applied a solution of muriatic acid that did a decent job. I guess my question is, would a wet sandpaper work any better so on a palm sander?

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I would think sanding would leave marks in the bottom tiles. If you've got something that works, keep at it. A job like this is never fun.

I doubt you'll ever get anything out of the grout...
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I doubt you'll ever get anything out of the grout...

The small part I did with the acid solution made the grout look pretty good.
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never seen anyone tile over tile before. if the muriatic acid works, it's probably your best bet.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:54 AM   #7
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To be sure, I did not set this tile over tile. Believe it or not, it's not that uncommon here in SoFla. I've seen it a few times.

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