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I am a new homeowner and a cleaning product seems to have worn down the material used at the change of plane where the shower floor meets the wall. I planned to remove the product and then redo it. I'm now realizing I'm not quite sure what the product is. It looks like grout, and is gritty like grout, but it's not acting like the grout in between the shower tiles. The previous homeowner left a bag of polyblend sanded grout in the garage, so I think that's the grout that was used... maybe they used polyblend caulk on the change of planes?

What material do you think this is? And any tips of removal and repair? (pictures should be attached!)

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It appears to be grout caulk. You can buy it in matching colors to your grout. Hopefully you will do a neater job than the PO did. That's sloppy. Any change of plane requires a flexible sealant because the planes move at different rates and regular grout will crack and fall out.
 

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Can you scarp it off with a putty knife, a utility knife or a sharp wood chisel plus water w/o damaging the tiles?
 

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Get yourself a grout saw or something and saw out the crack on the surface, and maybe a razor and scrape off the gunk that's spread on the surface of the tile outside the grout line. Then find a colored silicone caulk that matches the grout and caulk it up.
 
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