How can I repair a scratch on ceramic tile made with a carbide drill bit?

While doing some bathroom renovations, I scratched my ceramic tile with the carbide drill bit I was using to drill through it. What can I do to remove the scratch? I’ve already tried acetone, rubbing alcohol, abrasive bleach cleaner (Comet), and numerous rags, pads, toothbrushes, etc. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.

Your best off to just replace the tile all together. A carbide bit scratch is deeper than you can repair. If you get a carbide grout cutter for a moto tool, just scribe out the grout around the tile, then whack it with a hammer, use a putty knife to clean the glue out and then butter up a new tile and re set it. Grout with care around the adjoining tiles to keep the color matching., Masking tape works if your worried.

4 Responses to “How can I repair a scratch on ceramic tile made with a carbide drill bit?”

  1. -R Says:

    Your best off to just replace the tile all together. A carbide bit scratch is deeper than you can repair. If you get a carbide grout cutter for a moto tool, just scribe out the grout around the tile, then whack it with a hammer, use a putty knife to clean the glue out and then butter up a new tile and re set it. Grout with care around the adjoining tiles to keep the color matching., Masking tape works if your worried.
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  2. steve h Says:

    Just fill the scratch with tile grout.
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  3. roberto Says:

    clear nail polish;or replace. 65
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  4. MikeG Says:

    It’s scratched, replace it.
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