Cimex Pads/ Brushes?

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  1. ctech

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    I just bought a used Cimex Cyclone 19" from a cleaner getting out of the biz, paid 1k with a box of beige pads, so I now need to get myself fimiliarized on how to use this machine.

    Unless im wrong, the beige pads are for encap purposes?
    what kind of pads or brushes do you guys use for CGD light soil and heavy soil?
    do you ever use the carpet brushes?
    where is the best place to purchase the pads?
    do you feed the encap product through the tank or pre spray, dwell and then scrub?
    I will mainly be using the cimex in commercial buildings and possibly resturant settings. How well does the cimex work on greasy restaurants?
    (I currently encap with a 175 and would TM heavy traffic and greasy areas first)


    I know I have a lot of questions, so I appreciate you taking you time and helping me out.
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    I'm not a Cimex expert but my partner-in-crime Jeff Cutshall has five or six more or less running continuously around the Kansas City metropolitan area. He shared he what encapping and the Cimex did for his business. It may get your juices flowing:

    http://sfs.jondon.com/5378/blog/encapsulation-commercial-cleaning-has-transformed-my-company

    Jeff also has shared a lot of the nuts-and-bolts of how to actually use a Cimex in this report which by the way we give out as a free download:

    http://sfs.jondon.com/7395/resource...ating-encapsulation-maintenance-routes-part-2

    Let me know if the info is of value and best wishes.

    Steve Toburen
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    PS I do know Jeff uses up the champagne colored pads by the case.
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    Thats a great deal you got on the Cimex.
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    Hope that helps!:bigsmiley:
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    I've been using soft brushes with excellent results . I tried the pads and just did not work for me. Also I'm hoping to come out with my own line of chemical soon. We have not found anything to work better
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    Like anything else opinions will vary on this subject. If you do a search under Cimex you’ll find enough reading to keep you busy for days.

    But in short, in my experience with the Cimex when cleaning commercial loop pile carpet the pads work MUCH better than the brushes, and I have both. The pads will distribute the solution much more evenly and you’ll also get less splatter and better coverage. I occasionally have a job where I use the brushes, but it’s very seldom.

    For a greasy restaurant I’d probably hot water extract, even though I often will first pre-scrub with the Cimex.

    I almost always use the shower feed process on the tank instead of spraying the encapsulant.
    JeffC
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    As Jeff has stated, my google search has led me to endless info on the cimex....

    Iam very thankful for the advice and help from all above who have posted.

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