Formula 90, white lighting, dry slurry, hydradri, or? | TruckMount Forums #1 Carpet Cleaning Forums

Formula 90, white lighting, dry slurry, hydradri, or?

smart n kleen

Smart N Kleen
Premium VIP
Mar 12, 2010
9,576
3,070
113
oregon
Real Name
Rick K
Business Location
United States
Those are too thick ( horse blankets we called them)
Blue or White Zig Zags are best for twisting the Herb in.
This goes back to my puffing days .....
We used them to roll big joints. I think they worked in our cigarette roller. That was over 25 years ago. Wow I'm old.
 

smart n kleen

Smart N Kleen
Premium VIP
Mar 12, 2010
9,576
3,070
113
oregon
Real Name
Rick K
Business Location
United States
K
Just checked , actually $205
Dave with our $ trading around .75 cents to your greenback I don't buy much from US these days.
When our dollar is closer to par it pays to shop US even after duty and shipping.
50lbs pail of 90 for me up here is around $300 CND
Still pennys per wash pretty much.
Jug of Dupont teflon cost me $80 Cnd but get over $500 in sales from that 4 litre concentrate.
Ok I dilute 20-1 lol!
Seriously though my chem cost is under 3% of my annual sales.
Fuel is high here .90 litre > 3.78 litres in US gallon = $3.40 Cnd per gallon.
Gas has been down price wise for a good year. I have seen it as high as $1.35 a litre. Still my fuel cost is always under 5% of gross sales.
My overhead is pretty good compared to some O/O .
My advertising is around 5k a year . I have a OK website and do flyers to keep my name out there . Most of my work are repeats
I just paid for 60 lbs and shipping. Total was $190. Pretty good I thought. If I don't like it I'll change in a few months.
 

aloha one

Scrub a DUB DUB!
Feb 17, 2009
30,329
8,321
113
California
Real Name
Dave Moonan
Business Location
United States
We used them to roll big joints. I think they worked in our cigarette roller. That was over 25 years ago. Wow I'm old.
Plus their easier to roll with one hand..since I lost one of mine in the cookie jar years back...:eek:
 

emeraldclean

Premium VIP
Feb 20, 2012
9,599
5,709
113
Beausejour Manitoba Canada
Real Name
Grant Schmidt
Business Location
Canada
I just paid for 60 lbs and shipping. Total was $190. Pretty good I thought. If I don't like it I'll change in a few months.
I think you will be happy Rick. Like I said I tried Prochem dry slurry and Bridge point point blue.
60 lbs will go a long way. You plan on using your chem feed running 90 alot (most jobs)?
Again ... I choose that route periodically.
Hey also prespray with it through the hydraforce and see what you think.
It is a kick ass prespray for commercial and residential .
3-4 scoops mixed well in HF.
 

aloha one

Scrub a DUB DUB!
Feb 17, 2009
30,329
8,321
113
California
Real Name
Dave Moonan
Business Location
United States
I think you will be happy Rick. Like I said I tried Prochem dry slurry and Bridge point point blue.
60 lbs will go a long way. You plan on using your chem feed running 90 alot (most jobs)?
Again ... I choose that route periodically.
Hey also prespray with it through the hydraforce and see what you think.
It is a kick ass prespray for commercial and residential .
3-4 scoops mixed well in HF.
5al bucket scoops? Hell I hope it WORKS!
 

emeraldclean

Premium VIP
Feb 20, 2012
9,599
5,709
113
Beausejour Manitoba Canada
Real Name
Grant Schmidt
Business Location
Canada
5al bucket scoops? Hell I hope it WORKS!
I mix a cup and a half tops into my 5 gallon chem feed jug.
I have used 90 as a prespray and 3-4 oz scoops in gallon Hydroforce (4-1 yellow meter tip removed)
Pennys per wash Moon Dawg.
Also I use soft water. I have always used half the recommended amount on label.
My go to prespray is Chemspec Enzall . The odd time I boost it with Bridgepoint Boost all. I will sometimes put a scoop of Bridgepoint Flex w C/S in with my Enzall.
Never had a problem getting excellent results.
Use the cleaning pie all good.
 
  • Like
Reactions: aloha one

smart n kleen

Smart N Kleen
Premium VIP
Mar 12, 2010
9,576
3,070
113
oregon
Real Name
Rick K
Business Location
United States
I think you will be happy Rick. Like I said I tried Prochem dry slurry and Bridge point point blue.
60 lbs will go a long way. You plan on using your chem feed running 90 alot (most jobs)?
Again ... I choose that route periodically.
Hey also prespray with it through the hydraforce and see what you think.
It is a kick ass prespray for commercial and residential .
3-4 scoops mixed well in HF.
I use cobbs powermax for prespray. I mix my chemicals in a jar before I put them in my battery operated sprayer. Thanks.
 
  • Like
Reactions: emeraldclean

smart n kleen

Smart N Kleen
Premium VIP
Mar 12, 2010
9,576
3,070
113
oregon
Real Name
Rick K
Business Location
United States
O
I mix a cup and a half tops into my 5 gallon chem feed jug.
I have used 90 as a prespray and 3-4 oz scoops in gallon Hydroforce (4-1 yellow meter tip removed)
Pennys per wash Moon Dawg.
Also I use soft water. I have always used half the recommended amount on label.
My go to prespray is Chemspec Enzall . The odd time I boost it with Bridgepoint Boost all. I will sometimes put a scoop of Bridgepoint Flex w C/S in with my Enzall.
Never had a problem getting excellent results.
Use the cleaning pie all good.
Only a cup and a half? I thought it was three cups to a five gallon bucket?
 

emeraldclean

Premium VIP
Feb 20, 2012
9,599
5,709
113
Beausejour Manitoba Canada
Real Name
Grant Schmidt
Business Location
Canada
O

nly a cup and a half? I thought it was three cups to a five gallon bucket?
Rick ... I use soft water. Have always cut in half the recommended amount.
Over kill three cups with soft water.
I have experimented . The chem companys want you using more so they sell more IMO.
Hey .... a bottle of shampoo last me 2-3 longer with soft water in the house.
I just need the size of a quarter ( shampoo ) to wash my hair.
We have crazy hard water in my area. Softner got unplugged awhile back.
I could tell the water was hard right away.
 

Joe cool

Well-Known Member
Jan 8, 2015
4,117
1,274
113
Real Name
Joe
I get my 50 pounds bucket filled for $3 a pound so that's 50 pounds of dry slurry for $150 . MY other supply house sells me a sealed bucket 48 pounds for 160 even with tax . Now Fourmla 90 is when you weigh it it's lighter than and takes three and a half cups is one and a half lbs. so it's buffed up seems like you use a lot more vs 2 cups of slurry which is solvent boosted .
90 is $2.75 or $3.00 a lb filled from a drum .
 
Last edited:

smart n kleen

Smart N Kleen
Premium VIP
Mar 12, 2010
9,576
3,070
113
oregon
Real Name
Rick K
Business Location
United States
I get my 50 pounds bucket filled for $3 a pound so that's 50 pounds of dry slurry for $150 . MY other supply house sells me a sealed bucket 48 pounds for 160 even with tax . Now Fourmla 90 is when you weigh it it's lighter than and takes three and a half cups is one and a half lbs. so it's buffed up seems like you use a lot more vs 2 cups of slurry which is solvent boosted .
90 is $2.75 or $3.00 a lb filled from a drum .
Where do you live?
 

smart n kleen

Smart N Kleen
Premium VIP
Mar 12, 2010
9,576
3,070
113
oregon
Real Name
Rick K
Business Location
United States
I get my 50 pounds bucket filled for $3 a pound so that's 50 pounds of dry slurry for $150 . MY other supply house sells me a sealed bucket 48 pounds for 160 even with tax . Now Fourmla 90 is when you weigh it it's lighter than and takes three and a half cups is one and a half lbs. so it's buffed up seems like you use a lot more vs 2 cups of slurry which is solvent boosted .
90 is $2.75 or $3.00 a lb filled from a drum .
So I did ok considering I had 60 lbs shipped .
 

Joe cool

Well-Known Member
Jan 8, 2015
4,117
1,274
113
Real Name
Joe
So cal county line.
I buy 3-4 buckets a year . 1 every 3 to 4 months