It was disgusting, it wasn't worth saving.
Oh believe me, that was my first thought. Like I said there was a little nub of material that was sticking out from the wall and I had my vise grips ready, but when I wiped the area dry with a paper towel the metal just flaked away. It was recessed well beyond the face of the tile.I'd have to chisel out the tile just to hope to get a grip on it. I figured there was no sense in making the hole bigger.Without seeing what you're talking about I don't see why not just try and remove the screw from the stud (it'll come with vise grips, chisel in there if you need to), put in a metal screw in anchor in the old hole (or similar)*
and then remount and leak seal.
Studs. It ain't goin' anywhere, assuming it my silicone job keeps water out of it. Whoever put it in in the first place had the forethought to locate the stud, so I followed suit. (Normally you'd drill through the grout, not the tile right? I knew something was up when the holes were in the tile.) I shifted the whole thing 1/2" down.So are the new mounts into studs or hollow? I'm guessing you tried to shift everything 1/2 inch up/down or did you go side to side?