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Hi all
Just finished tiling Matt porcelain floor cleaned up but noticed part of the tiles have a shine to them not to sure what it is,have tried brick cleaner on it but not budging now customer has noticed any idea how to remove only thing I think it could be is a blob of silicone I've rubbed into tile while cleaning up when doing shower screen any help would be appreciated.
 

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Got any pictures of it?
 

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Could be transit wax? i've had the same issue with it being embedded in the matt finish. What tiles are they? Pics will help
 

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You might have chemically polished it by accident?

What are all the products used in the process so far?

  • adhesive make
  • grout make
  • primer make
  • brick acid make

And anything else.

And where were the tiles from? Are they full bodied porcelain or just a porcelain glaze?
 
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Matt grey porcelain don't know how ive chemically polished it if so how to remove I only noticed it when I cleaned it with water then used brick acid to try to remove but still there
 

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Any further info other than matt grey porcelain? do you know the name of the tile or where the customer got them from? is the shine consistent on the same spot on more than one tile or is this just on a couple round one area where a spill could have happened?

I only ask as i asked a similar question and someone here worked where the tiles were supplied from and gave me the answer as it was a common problem with that tile.

Removing transit wax from tiles - https://www.tilersforums.com/threads/removing-transit-wax-from-tiles.88350/
 
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Thanks for the reply Tony, have info Monday tiled it last week can't remember name of manufacturer I'll take pics Monday before and after hopefully wax or whatever it is removed, just a thought would a small amount of paint stripper work obviously try a test patch on a spare?
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Just read the thread you sent Tony nail polish remover could do it, I just hope I haven't got to replace them.
 
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No worries, I'd probably hang fire on throwing any more chemicals at it until you can perhaps contact the manufacturer/supplier once you get to assess it on Monday. I was lucky enough to have Paul here help me fairly sharpish but i never touched the tiles with anything until i had the answer out of fear of damaging the finish. There are other answers in that thread also you could try if you fail to get any information back.
 

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If it’s silicone residue, acetone will generally clear it, or ceramic clean from Lithofin is a product that will clean most things off, including transit wax and aluminium marks.
 
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Hi all been to job today shine was on all tiles tried nail poly remover didn't budge then tried grout residue remover and it got it off,God knows what was on them ,it looked like smears of Vaseline on them without the slippenss strange
 
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