I don't want to take the spotlight off of your thread and cause a major conflict, but aren't you paranoid of damaging the plush carpet, just vacuuming and buffing? That plush carpet is SOOO full of thick oils and crap, especially on rentals. How are you comfortable with just encapping? I believe that running a 175 with a cotton pad After HWE is always a plus on jobs like this: but take out the HWE... It's hard for me to comprehend. I feel that would leave so much junk behind.
Looks great. Same questions though from me. Encapping a trashed apt. is a time killer; for me anyway. I can't charge in the apt market to warrant how long it takes ME. I know it can be done , and it can turn out great. But usually in that market, at least here, all they care about is cheap, and to do it right takes longer with boneting. I THINK, but what do I know!? Enlighten me, Please. (Not being sarcastic at all) I've been attempting it. As for using pads on plush. In the past when I did that I used the beige. The carpet was fine.. It destroyed the pads and left tons of the shredded pads on the carpet. Used a small rotary 175 Recently did a few that did not turn out too well. Used OP and Glads. Trashed residential plush very,very good dense poly. Thick. Hard to even spread the face fibers to get down to the backing. (just to describe what carpet I am describing). Light beige/ cream color. Could not get the darkness from the traffic areas. BP' encap juice. And needed to do a lot of spotting with solvents etc. Only after really hitting it with the OP first to see if they would come out.