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Have a prototype!

So once in a great while I run across a door that is just a tad taller than either my Seal A Door standard or Seal A Door tall door drapes. When I would run across this situation I would need to stack styrofoam blocks under the poles to keep it in place but that #1 looked unprofessional and #2 didnt seal the bottom of the door.

So I called them to see if they would make an extension for those situations. And here is my new Doo Dah. (as Mack Clark would call it)
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On the invoice they called it a Custom Height Extender, part # 3-HE-B-OO

Pretty slick

New Car Detail question and routine...

Hey all,

So I just got into detailing as I got a new car last week. Before reading about the correct way to wash your vehicle, I was an idiot and just did the usual one bucket, one mitt, hose down the thing that people do with my previous car (I've learned the error of my ways hence researching and learning about the correct methods!!

Just wanted to see what you guys thought of this run down for my first new car detail... and the things I've put in brackets do you think I could use something better in its place?? I'm not going to Clay bar the car as feeling it I don't necessarily think it needs it... besides after my first detail (maybe a month from now), I'm going to ceramic coat myself so I know I'm going to need to clay bar before doing that.

I bought the Chemical Guys Detail kit from Amazon as I thought it was a good intro to getting started.



Clean Wheels/Tires

(Carpro Iron X Car) rather than Clay bar

Pre-rinse car

Foam Gun

Rinse

Two bucket method wash

rinse

Dry

(Turtle Ice Shine)



For a new car does this seem like a thorough enough process?? Is there anything I need to put before the Turtle Ice shine to protect or give an even deeper shine?

Any thought would be much appreciated :)

Equipment Reviews

Hey Rob, any chance of getting a straight member equipment review section.. im looking at portables now and could really use some simplified data to make a choice.. i would really like a unbiased site that lists all equipment and products we use with straight up 1-5star and number of reviews. digging thru 10 years of old posts just isnt workin

2007 Cleanco/2007 express 3500 extended

2007 Chevy express 3500 extended with a 2007 Cleanco Compact 56. Just installed new cat pump less than two hours on it. Unit has 2400 hours on it van has 204000 miles. The van cons, AC does not work, windshield is cracked, rust on rocker panel below doors, some paint peeling, no radio, check engine light is on for exhaust manifold sensors has been on for seven years. The Cleanco works as it should, has brand new cat pump just installed. 600 feet vac and solution line, multiple wands, stair tool, upholstery tool, tile and grout tools, cleaning supplies, miscellaneous….$10,500
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Mytee 1001 DX 200 Intermittent vac problems need advice

Hello guys,
I've got a lightly used 2 year old Mytee 1001 dx 200 porty thats been giving us intermittent vacuum problems. The one vac would just stop running, but then it would come on again.
It might run like a champ for weeks, then stop.
Is this a common problem?
The other porties I ran never had such issues. I have an old speedster, never did that, nor did my cross american recoil,
This is this first New porty I bought, and very much a disappointment.
But, I came here looking for advice, not to bit. lol
Thanks in advance.
Ron

what inflation?

so I give a 12 oz bottle of StainX to every client with my label attached of course. Been doing that like forever. Everybody loves the stuff.

Anyway, my price last September was 2.19 per bottle. When I called for a new order the price is now $4.32 per bottle! WHAT? six cents short of double the price!

Anyone else see an increase like that for cleaning products?

Selling Truckmount!

Hey all I’m trying to sell my Truckmount. I have a 1999 diesel fuel Ford e-350 with a chem spec. Van has 241,000 miles on it and the chemspec has 2,376 hours. I have 2 wands, a tile cleaner, an upholstery cleaner, 200ft of hose 3 powder gallons of “extreme clean” pre spray, a portable mini carpet cleaner, there are no issues with either. Please let me know where I can sell it! I’m asking $25,000 but am willing to negotiate.

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Ford E350 El Diablo Truck Mount for sale

2008 E350 97,500 miles with 2010 El Diablo Master Blend Truck Mount. Van is in excellent condition always serviced by authorized Ford Dealer.
2010 El Diablo. Motor replaced in 2020 with less than 300 hours. Blower motor leaking but works. Need to be rebuilt or replaced. Currently set up for one wand but can accommodate two. Hoses and wands included. Please call for more details and pictures. Ken 609-576-8850

Do I need heavy-duty floor stripper for tile in a house?

I lived in a condo with Mexican tile. I used Zep heavy-duty floor stripper to renovate a part of my Mexican tile. Then, I moved to a house that had new tile 1 year ago. Here is a picture of the tile.
It's dirty and I didn't have time to clean it.
Will I need my Zep heavy-duty floor stripper for the tiles in my house later? If yes, when? If no, can I put it in the trash?
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Need help diagnosing White Magic problem

My white magic 1200 doesn't rev up when I turn it on. it just idles. I took it to my repair guy who is fairly good at diagnosing a problem with truck mounts. he looked at it and tested it and it ran normally for him. Kept testing it and it ran fine. I drove it home for an hour drive, and it did it again. Did not run except for a low speed idle. My mechanic thought it was a vacuum problem, but he checked that and found nothing. Now I am stuck with no cleaning capability. He told me I could get it going by hitting the excelerator quickly and it did work for me but only for a while. Now hitting the excelerator it does not make it rev up to being able to use it. He also said there was only one other thing that might be possible, and that was a small squarish piece out on the firewall that connects the small hoses into it. he said they seldom fail, but it is known that they can. If he puts that part in and it still doesn't work, what on earth am I to do? Without that being fixed I am out of business . Someone must have had the same experience that I have and if you were able to get it repaired i would be so grateful if you could share me the information on what was wrong and what needed repaired? My van is a GMC Savannah 3500 and the cleaning machine is white magic 1200. the van is a 2005. Any suggestions or help you can give me on getting this fixed? Thanks you so much. You will be my hero if you can help me. I never had this problem in the past. the Van and mount always ran fine except for minor things going wrong with it.
Ron Stonis
Loudon, NH.
603-783-4175

Need help diagnosing White Magic problem

My white magic 1200 doesn't rev up when I turn it on. it just idles. I took it to my repair guy who is fairly good at diagnosing a problem with truck mounts. he looked at it and tested it and it run normally for him. Kept testing it and it ran fine. I drove it home for an hour drive, and it did it again. Did not run except for a low speed idle. Mymechanic thought it was a vacuum problem, but he checked that and found nothing. Now I am stuck with no cleaning capability. He told me I could get it going by hitting the excelerator quickly and it did work for me but only for a while. Now hitting the excelerator it does not make it rev up to being able to use it. He also said there was only one other thing that might be possible, and that was a small squarish piece out on the firewall that connects the small hoses into it. he said they seldom fail, but it is known that they can. If he puts that part in and it still doesn't work, what on earth am I to do? Without that being fixed I am out of business . Someone must have had the same experience that I have and if you were able to get it repaired i would be so grateful if you could share me the information on what was wrong and what needed repaired? My van is a GMC Savannah 3500 and the cleaning machine is white magic 1200. the van is a 2005. Any suggestions or help you can give me on getting this fixed? Thanks you so much. You will be my hero if you can help me.
Ron Stonis
Loudon, NH.
603-783-4175

What would you charge for the restaurant?

Went with a tech to give an estimate at a fine restaurant that we like to eat at. The owner is asking for a price to move and not move the furniture. (They’ll move the wine glasses) It’s about 2k sq ft. How would you price it with you moving the tables vs them moving the tables?

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new to truckmount need advice

hello! i recently purchased a used truckmount.

ENGINE: kohler command pro 25
BLOWER: sutorbilt 4m blower
PUMP: cat 290

shaft coupler is dodge para-flex px70(very shaky, need to modify to get rid of the shake).

before, nothing works.

i did an overhaul on the engine, and on the blower. now it runs without shaking and is running like a top.

i just have few questions, do i need to run the engine to 3600 rpm to get the max cfm of the blower? currently theres no silencer or heat exchanger attached to it, so even at 2600rpm the blower is very loud, the engine has a make shift silencer that works for testing purposes.

other question is for the coupler, is there any way to use different adapter instead of the tire looking rubber in the middle? i tried removing the coupler, but it seems stucked so i guess i am gonna stick with this for the time being.

its got a pump that i have yet to try. but i already rebuilt with new seal.

any help will be greatly appreciated!

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