Best Prespray mix!

SofaCleanGood

New Member
Feb 20, 2018
5
0
1
Real Name
David Hoon
I know many of you have your own goto prespray mix. I would like to know them..but also what would be best for what I currently have in my arsenal.

I have:
RSF Spiked
BioPro 10K
USOR
Pure O2 w/ Citrus
Prochem Enzyme powder
Groutmaster

I have 1 gal inline sprayer 4:1

Example:
Polyester Carpet
3 Scoops RSF Spiked
1 Scoop BioPro 10K
1 Scoop Pure 02 w/ Citrus
What is best????????

Also for...

Nylon Carpet?

Olefin Carpet?

Wool Rugs?

Etc.

I know different stains require additional or different chems. Post the chems you use for different stains as well.
Thanks.

and they don't have to be chems from TMF. :)
 

rob allen

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Sep 5, 2007
39,340
20,197
113
Va.
www.drynclean.com
Real Name
Robert Allen,Jr.
Business Location
United States
I know many of you have your own goto prespray mix. I would like to know them..but also what would be best for what I currently have in my arsenal.

I have:
RSF Spiked
BioPro 10K
USOR
Pure O2 w/ Citrus
Prochem Enzyme powder
Groutmaster

I have 1 gal inline sprayer 4:1

Example:
Polyester Carpet
3 Scoops RSF Spiked
1 Scoop BioPro 10K
1 Scoop Pure 02 w/ Citrus
What is best????????

Also for...

Nylon Carpet?

Olefin Carpet?

Wool Rugs?

Etc.

I know different stains require additional or different chems. Post the chems you use for different stains as well.
Thanks.

and they don't have to be chems from TMF. :)

Based off of feedback here is a small compilation;

1) Nylon-Spiked or Bio 4 scoops
1 extra scoop either for very heavy soil




2) Poly-Spiked or Bio 4 scoops
Add 1 scoop Groutmaster or 8oz USOR
Many love adding both GM & USOR



3) Olefin-Spiked or Bio 4 scoops
Add 8oz USOR


Wool-Rug Smack 4 scoops
Or use RSF Alk Neutralizing rinse @3gph


TIP

Rat nasty’s usually use GM. Light colored or pee covered USOR Unchained.
 

Tom Forsythe

Well-Known Member
Mar 20, 2006
404
663
93
Salt lake City, UT
Bridgewater Carpet Pre-sprays (Bridgepoint, Groom Solutions)
Nylon - Zone Perfect for liquids, Bio Break (#2 Pre-spray) for powder with pH below 10
Polyester, Olefin - Traffic Slam for Liquids, Grungegone for powders
Trashed nylon, polyester, olefin with excessive oils - Flex liquid or Flex Powder (#1 pre-spray)
Wool - Wool Perfect liquid pH 8.0, Wool Safe and Wool Balance Approved
Citrus Solv or Citrus Solv II for great smelling degreaser additive
 
  • Like
Reactions: mustangcarpet

Allied

Life is good!
Premium VIP
Jun 18, 2013
5,502
2,395
113
Down Yonder
Real Name
Simon Bolivar
Business Location
United States
I know many of you have your own goto prespray mix. I would like to know them..but also what would be best for what I currently have in my arsenal.

I have:
RSF Spiked
BioPro 10K
USOR
Pure O2 w/ Citrus
Prochem Enzyme powder
Groutmaster

I have 1 gal inline sprayer 4:1

Example:
Polyester Carpet
3 Scoops RSF Spiked
1 Scoop BioPro 10K
1 Scoop Pure 02 w/ Citrus
What is best????????

Also for...

Nylon Carpet?

Olefin Carpet?

Wool Rugs?

Etc.

I know different stains require additional or different chems. Post the chems you use for different stains as well.
Thanks.

and they don't have to be chems from TMF. :)
Outside of natural fibers, I base my mad chemist formulas on the condition of the carpet being cleaned. So I won't listing them...do note i carry bleach on the van for carpet (Thanks Jeff)...lol.

I do however think you already have the chemical arsenal in your van to get it, depending on your agitation tool line up.

I didn't developed the formulas, I came to TMF and wore out the search option.
 

jtsunbrite

Premium VIP
Sep 4, 2015
8,001
4,483
113
60
Houston, Texas
Real Name
jeff kessler
Business Location
United States
Generally when I walk into a place I rate the carpets from 1-10 , 10 being beyond rat nasty = 10 scoobs or more

Nylon Carpet? If the carpet is very clean I use Cobbs powermaxx(2-4 scoops), if its filthy I use bio- 4-10 scoobs and ill spike it with whatever I feel is necessary.

Olefin Carpet?RSF is my go too or Spiked, Generally 4-10 scoops what ever it takes to get it perfect and I will spike it as necessary

Wool Rugs? Rug smack all the way also depending on how dirty it was on the scale to me.
 

AussieCarpetBloke

Premium VIP
May 15, 2016
688
631
93
Real Name
Corey
Bridgewater Carpet Pre-sprays (Bridgepoint, Groom Solutions)
Nylon - Zone Perfect for liquids, Bio Break (#2 Pre-spray) for powder with pH below 10
Polyester, Olefin - Traffic Slam for Liquids, Grungegone for powders
Trashed nylon, polyester, olefin with excessive oils - Flex liquid or Flex Powder (#1 pre-spray)
Wool - Wool Perfect liquid pH 8.0, Wool Safe and Wool Balance Approved
Citrus Solv or Citrus Solv II for great smelling degreaser additive

Hey Tom,
If carrying Flex Powder, is there a need to carry traffic slam?
Thanks
 

mustangcarpet

Active Member
Jun 19, 2014
282
140
43
33
Arizona
Real Name
Justin V
Bridgewater Carpet Pre-sprays (Bridgepoint, Groom Solutions)
Nylon - Zone Perfect for liquids, Bio Break (#2 Pre-spray) for powder with pH below 10
Polyester, Olefin - Traffic Slam for Liquids, Grungegone for powders
Trashed nylon, polyester, olefin with excessive oils - Flex liquid or Flex Powder (#1 pre-spray)
Wool - Wool Perfect liquid pH 8.0, Wool Safe and Wool Balance Approved
Citrus Solv or Citrus Solv II for great smelling degreaser additive

I’m gonna try that grunge gone next time I’m at interlink..33$ & it looks like Bio Break with 2 added ingredients for a heavier punch.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Tom Forsythe

Tom Forsythe

Well-Known Member
Mar 20, 2006
404
663
93
Salt lake City, UT
Hey Tom,
If carrying Flex Powder, is there a need to carry traffic slam?
Thanks

Polyesters respond well to surfactant based cleaning. Traffic Slam has grease cutting surfactants and a cationic hydrotope. The hydrotope helps draw particulates. There is also alkalinity but no solvency. However, oils bond to polyester so in some situations you need the degreasing power of Flex Powder to break off the bonded oils with the combination of non-ionic surfactants, d'limonene and the high level of alkalinity. You could boost Traffic Slam with Flex Powder as you have no concern with surfactant compatiblity (non-ionic with Cationic).

I have been told that 80% (do not know if that relates to the amount or cost) of the carpet in Australia is wool. If that is true in your market, then I think you would be surprised at how well it cleans. Wool Perfect is a concentrated blend of surfactants and solvents and was designed for cleaning both oriental rugs and broadloom wool carpets. Also Maxim SOS (acid dye resistor based formula with no fluorochemical) was designed for all the wool in Australia as your regulations only a low chain fluorochemical which does not work very well.
 
  • Like
Reactions: vibra vacster

pgcleaner

Active Member
Nov 4, 2020
290
60
28
Real Name
Matthew Olive
All Vacaway pre sprays:

Encap Green (neutral pH)
Grease Hawg (12.5 pH delimonene)
Spot N Boost (spotter/booster pH 9)
Detonator peroxide booster (20%)
Safe N Soft (pH 5, delimonene)
Hell Gel (delimonene gel)
Odorcide (not Vacaway)

Everything from a cotton shampoo, wool prespray, urine pretreatment, all purpose spotter, rat-nasty pre spray right there.

If Vacaway made an acid rinse detergent, and an 'odorcide' I wouldn't use any other companies chemistry.