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Removing bonded on towel bars from tile

Posted by Mark Annan on December 8th, 2002 10:17 AM

I want to replace the ugly corroded towel bars in my otherwise nice looking bathroom. The towel bars use a set screw to lock them onto a small (3/4"x1") aluminum tab that is bonded onto the tile surface. I can't tell what was used to bond it on. It looks similar to the grout used on the walls. The house is 40 years old and as far as I can tell so are the towel bars. I would like to get the old mounting blocks off with out breaking the tiles or otherwise destroying the wall. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Mark

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