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    Default Removal of Harden Grout from Brushed Alloy Taps?? Help?

    Very expensive Italian taps and showers heads that have been poorly fitted with hardened grout now in need of removal before re-fitting. Any tips on what to use on them without damaging surface of taps etc.

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    Ed

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    Default Re: Removal of Harden Grout from Brushed Alloy Taps?? Help?

    Hot wet sponge or wet cloth wrapped around the taps for about 20 minutes will soften it up. Dont try and scratch it off, just let the water from sponge or cloth soak into the grout and soften it.

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    Default Re: Removal of Harden Grout from Brushed Alloy Taps?? Help?

    Thanks, it's been on them for months so not sure if anything will work, but worth a try.

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    Default Re: Removal of Harden Grout from Brushed Alloy Taps?? Help?

    Like you say its worth a try but is it grout or adhesive? And what type of grout/adhesive?

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    Default Re: Removal of Harden Grout from Brushed Alloy Taps?? Help?

    It's grey tile grout, not sure exactly what sort as not done by me.

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    Default Re: Removal of Harden Grout from Brushed Alloy Taps?? Help?

    Let us know how you get on.
    There are products available to remove these substances but i would tread carefully due to the material of the taps.

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    Default Re: Removal of Harden Grout from Brushed Alloy Taps?? Help?

    If you do and try to scrape the taps use a smooth piece of clean soft wood, Very carefully.

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    Default Re: Removal of Harden Grout from Brushed Alloy Taps?? Help?

    Put piece's of sponge dampened with hot water on the taps..........and wrap in clingfilm.

    Silly..........but it worked for me some time ago.

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