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VLM Guy

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Been running Bonnet Pro's new pads for about a month now and everything that John K said about them is true. They clean great, run smooth, don't shed and clean up good in the washer. At this point I think it is safe to say that they are long lasting as they are really Iron Man tough. I absolutely love em on residential! Of course they also do great on commercial. Also the Bonnet Wash has proven to be the real deal also. Doesn't take much in my front loader washer and does a great job. Congrats Kluz! You've got a couple of winners here for sure.
 

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I picked one up to sample and it seemed really nice. I haven't used it but one techs who has spoke highly of it. How do you use them? Whats your process?
 

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I have personally found all of John's products to be awesome. Revive Rocket is by far the best encap. product I have found. I have tried a bunch too. Has anyone used his mini max?

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I picked one up to sample and it seemed really nice. I haven't used it but one techs who has spoke highly of it. How do you use them? Whats your process?
Process? Vacuum, spot, pre-spray, pad with Orbot, groom carpet if applicable.
 

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Process? Vacuum, spot, pre-spray, pad with Orbot, groom carpet if applicable.
Nice. I was alluding to do you wet the bonnets, dip them or use them dry? How often do you flip them? How many sq ft do you get out of them before changing them out?
 

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I thought dipping was out? The purpose of the bonnet being to pick up surface soils, meaning the laws of thermodynamics wet to dry. I have never heard of anyone strong enough to wring out a bonnet to dryer then the carpet.
The soil coming up into the bonnet from a presprayed carpet. Versus the wetness of the bonnet pushing moisture into the carpet. Most bonnets I know of are also absorbent. Versus the carpet fibers themselves.


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I thought dipping was out? The purpose of the bonnet being to pick up surface soils, meaning the laws of thermodynamics wet to dry. I have never heard of anyone strong enough to wring out a bonnet to dryer then the carpet.
The soil coming up into the bonnet from a presprayed carpet. Versus the wetness of the bonnet pushing moisture into the carpet. Most bonnets I know of are also absorbent. Versus the carpet fibers themselves.


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Nice. I was alluding to do you wet the bonnets, dip them or use them dry? How often do you flip them? How many sq ft do you get out of them before changing them out?
When doing massive areas I always soaked them thru in chem solution and used a bucket wringer to remove 50-70% of moisture. Much better results than just a spray over carpet then bonnet. I flipped when soiled..no carpet is the same, same with sq footage, impossible to standardize. Note: If I felt the carpet got too wet I would post clean with fresh dry bonnets which was the majority of the time.
 

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Got my Iron Man bonnets yesterday.

Don't forget to buy Bonnet Pro's Bonnet Wash. It works great just like everything else Bonnet Pro sells.
 
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I haven't bought bonnetpro's yet but curious on the process. I pre vacuum, pre treat, HWE with roto, pass a bonnet after then air movers. Am I missing anything? Can I do that and post spray with a encap before bonnet to get the rest of the soil out? Just curious.


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I haven't bought bonnetpro's yet but curious on the process. I pre vacuum, pre treat, HWE with roto, pass a bonnet after then air movers. Am I missing anything? Can I do that and post spray with a encap before bonnet to get the rest of the soil out? Just curious.


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What you are describing is a restorative cleaning that may be overkill on at least some of your jobs ( time = money)
To answer your question, what you are doing is fine but If I was going to take the extra time to perform the bonnet step after rotary extraction then I would do two things.

#1Make sure I was using a cotton bonnet. They absorb more and the cotton provides good aggression to remove extra soiling. Green striped bonnets are not cotton. I am surprised how often I hear people tell me they have the green striped cotton bonnets.

#2 I would ad a little encap after the extraction and before the bonnet. The bonnet will help get what extraction missed and the encap will help get what the bonnet missed so you get a little extra help with the clean. The encap will also introduce fresh unused chem to further help soil removal.

When I still ran my truckmount I was often very surprised at how soiled the bonnets became even after I ran the big TM. This should be less noticeable with a rotary tool as compared to a wand.
 
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I picked one up to sample and it seemed really nice. I haven't used it but one techs who has spoke highly of it. How do you use them? Whats your process?
ONE! what can you do with one?:LOL::LOL:
 

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I have been using the glad pad but now using the Iron Man pads very good pad all around srubbing absorbtion Peter breen
 
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