suction cup problems on tile walls

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Joe, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    On Mar 30, 9:04 pm, "rb" <> wrote:
    > I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower. For
    > some reason, they're not sticking.
    >
    > Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    > the tile???


    Assuming your tile walls do not have a soap film, try some
    cyanoacrylate glue. If the suction cups are rubber it will adhere
    quite well to that substrate and also a clean tile surface.

    Joe
     
    Joe, Mar 31, 2010
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  2. Joe

    Jack Hammer Guest

    On Mar 30, 10:04 pm, "rb" <> wrote:
    > I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower. For
    > some reason, they're not sticking.
    >
    > Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    > the tile???


    I would clean the tile well and use silicone. Silicone is easy to
    remove
    as well.
     
    Jack Hammer, Mar 31, 2010
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  3. Joe

    Ron Guest

    On Mar 30, 8:15 pm, aemeijers <> wrote:
    > rb wrote:
    > > I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower. For
    > > some reason, they're not sticking.

    >
    > > Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    > > the tile???

    >
    > Soap holder or grab bar? If the latter, NOT a good idea. As you have
    > already noted, they can't be trusted.
    >
    > Smooth tile or pebble finish? Nothing sticks to those. For smooth
    > finish, surface must be ultra- clean, and suction cup must be flexible,
    > and moist. Rubbing a little vaseline into the cup sometimes helps, if it
    > is porous material. Silicone caulk will hold it, but is a major pain to
    > razor off when you want to take it down.


    Silicone doesn't stick to rubber/plastic.
     
    Ron, Mar 31, 2010
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  4. Joe

    rb Guest

    I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower. For
    some reason, they're not sticking.

    Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    the tile???
     
    rb, Mar 31, 2010
    #4
  5. Joe

    Ron Guest

    On Mar 30, 9:58 pm, "" <>
    wrote:
    > Jack Hammer wrote:
    > > On Mar 30, 10:04 pm, "rb" <> wrote:
    > >> I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower.For
    > >> some reason, they're not sticking.

    >
    > >> Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won'thurt
    > >> the tile???

    >
    > > I would clean the tile well and use silicone. Silicone is easy to
    > > remove
    > > as well.

    >
    > I agree, assuming that the objects aren't heavy and won't be a safety
    > hazard.  A little dab of silicone caulk with hold light objects a long
    > time, and easy to take off.


    Except silicone will not stick to a plastic/rubber suction cup. It
    will peel right off.
     
    Ron, Mar 31, 2010
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  6. Joe

    Bob F Guest

    aemeijers wrote:
    > Ron wrote:
    >> On Mar 30, 8:15 pm, aemeijers <> wrote:
    >>> rb wrote:
    >>>> I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our
    >>>> shower. For some reason, they're not sticking.
    >>>> Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which
    >>>> won't hurt the tile???
    >>> Soap holder or grab bar? If the latter, NOT a good idea. As you have
    >>> already noted, they can't be trusted.
    >>>
    >>> Smooth tile or pebble finish? Nothing sticks to those. For smooth
    >>> finish, surface must be ultra- clean, and suction cup must be
    >>> flexible, and moist. Rubbing a little vaseline into the cup
    >>> sometimes helps, if it is porous material. Silicone caulk will hold
    >>> it, but is a major pain to razor off when you want to take it down.

    >>
    >> Silicone doesn't stick to rubber/plastic.
    >>

    > Sticks to styrene fine if you abrade the surface first. I had to pull
    > like hell to get those soap dispensers off the wall, tile and
    > fiberglass showers. If that clear rubbery stuff that looked and
    > smelled like silicone wasn't silicone, I haven't a clue what it was.


    In reality, all it has to do is form a good seal, which it does fine.
     
    Bob F, Mar 31, 2010
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  7. Joe

    Ron Guest

    On Mar 30, 10:21 pm, aemeijers <> wrote:
    > Ron wrote:
    > > On Mar 30, 9:58 pm, "" <>
    > > wrote:
    > >> Jack Hammer wrote:
    > >>> On Mar 30, 10:04 pm, "rb" <> wrote:
    > >>>> I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower. For
    > >>>> some reason, they're not sticking.
    > >>>> Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    > >>>> the tile???
    > >>> I would clean the tile well and use silicone. Silicone is easy to
    > >>> remove
    > >>> as well.
    > >> I agree, assuming that the objects aren't heavy and won't be a safety
    > >> hazard.  A little dab of silicone caulk with hold light objects a long
    > >> time, and easy to take off.

    >
    > > Except silicone will not stick to a plastic/rubber suction cup. It
    > > will peel right off.

    >
    > So you put a ring of it around the outside edge of the cup, so it oozes
    > and forms a pocket around it.
    >
    > --
    > aem sends...


    Yes, that would work. Around it and over it. Good idea.
     
    Ron, Mar 31, 2010
    #7
  8. Joe

    Ron Guest

    On Mar 30, 10:18 pm, aemeijers <> wrote:
    > Ron wrote:
    > > On Mar 30, 8:15 pm, aemeijers <> wrote:
    > >> rb wrote:
    > >>> I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower.. For
    > >>> some reason, they're not sticking.
    > >>> Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    > >>> the tile???
    > >> Soap holder or grab bar? If the latter, NOT a good idea. As you have
    > >> already noted, they can't be trusted.

    >
    > >> Smooth tile or pebble finish? Nothing sticks to those. For smooth
    > >> finish, surface must be ultra- clean, and suction cup must be flexible,
    > >> and moist. Rubbing a little vaseline into the cup sometimes helps, if it
    > >> is porous material. Silicone caulk will hold it, but is a major pain to
    > >> razor off when you want to take it down.

    >
    > > Silicone doesn't stick to rubber/plastic.

    >
    > Sticks to styrene fine if you abrade the surface first. I had to pull
    > like hell to get those soap dispensers off the wall, tile and fiberglass
    > showers. If that clear rubbery stuff that looked and smelled like
    > silicone wasn't silicone, I haven't a clue what it was.
    >
    > --
    > aem sends...


    That's some nose you've got there. I've been using it professionally
    for over 30 yrs and I've never been able to smell dried silicone.
     
    Ron, Mar 31, 2010
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  9. Joe

    Oren Guest

    On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 21:01:41 -0400, aemeijers <>
    wrote:

    >> I would clean the tile well and use silicone. Silicone is easy to
    >> remove
    >> as well.

    >
    >No it ain't. Idiot previous owner used it to stick up a couple of those
    >tacky liquid soap/shampoo dispenser things in both showers here, and I
    >spent hours with razor and every solvent that wouldn't eat the tile and
    >fiberglass, and there are still traces of it up there.


    ....DAP® CAULK-BE-GONE® Caulk Remover

    Specially formulated gel softens many types of caulks and sealants for
    easy removal. Fast-acting formula, works in as little as two hours.
    Fresh scent. Will not harm most surfaces. Interior/exterior use.

    http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=12

    Worked great for me at the transition from tile to fiberglass tub.

    It worked in less time than the directions state.
     
    Oren, Mar 31, 2010
    #9
  10. Joe

    Phisherman Guest

    On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:04:09 -0700, "rb" <> wrote:

    >I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower. For
    >some reason, they're not sticking.
    >
    >Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    >the tile???
    >



    Use a shower caddy that hangs over the shower arm.
     
    Phisherman, Mar 31, 2010
    #10
  11. Joe

    Ron Guest

    On Mar 30, 10:30 pm, Ron <> wrote:
    > On Mar 30, 10:21 pm, aemeijers <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Ron wrote:
    > > > On Mar 30, 9:58 pm, "" <>
    > > > wrote:
    > > >> Jack Hammer wrote:
    > > >>> On Mar 30, 10:04 pm, "rb" <> wrote:
    > > >>>> I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower. For
    > > >>>> some reason, they're not sticking.
    > > >>>> Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    > > >>>> the tile???
    > > >>> I would clean the tile well and use silicone. Silicone is easy to
    > > >>> remove
    > > >>> as well.
    > > >> I agree, assuming that the objects aren't heavy and won't be a safety
    > > >> hazard.  A little dab of silicone caulk with hold light objects a long
    > > >> time, and easy to take off.

    >
    > > > Except silicone will not stick to a plastic/rubber suction cup. It
    > > > will peel right off.

    >
    > > So you put a ring of it around the outside edge of the cup, so it oozes
    > > and forms a pocket around it.

    >
    > > --
    > > aem sends...

    >
    > Yes, that would work. Around it and over it. Good idea.


    Don't why I didn't think about this. The OP could also drill a couple
    of 1/8" holes in the cup, put some silicone if the cup, press it
    against the tile, and then smooth out the silicone that squeezes out
    from the holes. Once cured it would hold nicely.

    Used to do that (using 1/4" holes) with Nissan and Ford doorglasses
    that where "glued" into 2 plastic U shaped tabs with silicone from the
    factory that would quickly fail.
     
    Ron, Apr 1, 2010
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  12. Joe

    JIMMIE Guest

    On Mar 30, 10:04 pm, "rb" <> wrote:
    > I've got some suction cup holder to stick on tile walls in our shower. For
    > some reason, they're not sticking.
    >
    > Anyone know of some kind of clear glue I might get and use which won't hurt
    > the tile???


    They wont stick to rough tile, super glue will make the rubber crack.
    When I really want a suction cup to stick I put a little glycerin on
    it. My GPS has been stick to my trucks window for two years now. When
    you take it off it cleans up with a little Windex.

    Jimmie
     
    JIMMIE, Apr 1, 2010
    #12
  13. Joe

    Ron Guest

    On Apr 1, 1:17 am, JIMMIE <> wrote:

    > My GPS has been stick to my trucks window for two years now.


    So, you are just asking for someone to break into your vehicle?
     
    Ron, Apr 1, 2010
    #13
  14. Joe

    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:03:38 -0700 (PDT), Ron <>
    wrote:

    >On Apr 1, 1:17 am, JIMMIE <> wrote:
    >
    >> My GPS has been stick to my trucks window for two years now.

    >
    >So, you are just asking for someone to break into your vehicle?


    Or he lives someplace like I used to. Most of the time the truck is
    in the driveway and the dogs will eat anyone who comes close.

    The rest of the time it is in a lot where everyone around it knows
    whose truck it is and if some stranger passes through and wants to try
    it he'll end up with a load of rocksalt in his ass before he gets 10
    feet. [or maybe that 100 pound hound sitting there acts as a bit of
    a deterrent]

    Lots of places like that still exist.

    Jim
     
    Jim Elbrecht, Apr 1, 2010
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