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How to remove tiles glued to a display board

Posted by aliusa (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 7, 14 at 16:13

Hi,

This may sound like an odd question but here it goes:

I purchased a 24x24 mosaic medallion which I got for a great price. HOWEVER, it's still glued (silicone) to the display board. Any thoughts or tricks on how I can get it removed without breaking the tiles?

Thanks!


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RE: How to remove tiles glued to a display board

First of all, why don't you have the seller remove it? If you break any pieces.....which you might well do, what are you gonna do?


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RE: How to remove tiles glued to a display board

What is the display board made of? Could it be soaked in water to make it disintegrate?


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RE: How to remove tiles glued to a display board

It would take you days, but I would think that you could slice each mosaic piece from the board using a scalpel or another thin blade tool. Silicone is a rubbery material when cured and I think the easiest way to free something from it is to slice it free.


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RE: How to remove tiles glued to a display board

Don't do it with yourself if you haven't any experience of it. It can break your tiles. Take a professional service for it and they can do this for you.


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RE: How to remove tiles glued to a display board

One alternative might be to buy a Fein saw or a generic Fein saw like a Dremel or Rockwell Sonicrafter then use that to cut the tile off the backer board.


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