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what cleaning agents for this machine #4636801
01/16/18 02:19 PM
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WhyMe Offline OP
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friend gave me this cleaner. probably use it for interiors and floor mats . So what kind of cleaning agents should i use in it to do seats and floormats ?

http://minutemanintl.com/ourproducts/carpet-care/gotcha/

Re: what cleaning agents for this machine [Re: WhyMe] #4636815
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Zep carpet cleaner for machines from Home Depot, its cheap and works great.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/ZEP-128-oz-Premium-Carpet-Shampoo-ZUPXC128/100619255

Edit: Added link.

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Re: what cleaning agents for this machine [Re: WhyMe] #4636830
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+1. We use the Zep in our Bissell. Good stuff at a great price.


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Re: what cleaning agents for this machine [Re: WhyMe] #4637014
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just as important is your technique. using adequate liquid to flush the stains out wuthout overwetting is a huge part. A brush is also often needed for real stains. Also doing a second pass with water only as a rinse can pull out as much dirt as if you did it with cleaner.

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Re: what cleaning agents for this machine [Re: WhyMe] #4637039
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Use a low-foaming cleaner for extraction machines, I haven't tried the Zep stuff but be careful on dosage and wetting. Too much carpet cleaner to water can dry to a sticky mess that will make matters worse. Some people use Folex to great success.

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Both the Folex and Zep carpet cleaner are very low foaming. I couldn't really tell much of a difference between the two of them as far as cleaning power. Except that I used more product with the Folex cleaner and it's much more expensive on a per ounce basis. So I'd use the Folex for spots and not as a carpet cleaner. Also with Folex after spraying the spot it says to work the product in with your fingers. Also the Zep contains a stain blocker so I think it's good to follow the directions, dilute it down then extract it with hot water.

I rented the Bissel Big Green at Lowes. It's hard to over-wet anything since the vacuum is always running when you turn the machine on.

Re: what cleaning agents for this machine [Re: WhyMe] #4637058
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Originally Posted By: WhyMe
friend gave me this cleaner. probably use it for interiors and floor mats . So what kind of cleaning agents should i use in it to do seats and floormats ?

http://minutemanintl.com/ourproducts/carpet-care/gotcha/


That would be a great little machine to own. cheers

Just thinking ahead to when I retire in just over a year and wanting to maybe get back into car detailing/cleaning, this machine would come in very handy!


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