Lines In Synthetic Fiber Couch After Cleaning/Dry

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Hey guys, first post here on TMF as this is my first screw up on a couch thus far. This has been discussed before, but before I go back to correct this mistake
I wanted to ask opinions first. Onto the problem at hand, I recently cleaned a polyester material sectional client says they bought it as cosco, couldn't find a material tag
but did find the listing for an almost exactly the same couch on coscos website and it says 100% polyester (still not completely sure). I used TMF revive prespray at about 2oz for 60oz hand pump sprayer (couch was lightly soiled), evenly misted after checking for color fastness on back bottom of couch. Agitated with horse hair brush, let dwell and extracted with warm water (no rinse) at around 175 PSI, looked excellent afterwards however after it fully dried client sent me these pics. Please note I did post groom with HH brush when still wet after extraction. I have a standard 4" external jet upholstery tool (will be upgrading) , the 110 degree jet did fail about a week ago and I had a 95 degree or 9502 jet on hand so stupidly I used it for this job, is it possible the spray angle of this jet is too narrow and caused these lines almost as if I ran too high pressure on my machine? From what I have gathered, it wasn't heat (warm water only) or friction or chems that caused it so the only thing I can think of is PSI is too high, angle of nozzle, or nozzle was too close to fabric or both? Lastly, what is the easiest way to correct this issue to get it uniform again? I was thinking of using a rinse, and holding my tool about 5-6" away from the fabric, re misting brushing and dry extracting again then finish with a post groom? I would greatly appreciate any advice. Once pic is of the couch post cleaning before I left, the other is the pic client sent me. IMG_7504.jpg . Screenshot_20221123_113059.jpg
 

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Hey guys, first post here on TMF as this is my first screw up on a couch thus far. This has been discussed before, but before I go back to correct this mistake
I wanted to ask opinions first. Onto the problem at hand, I recently cleaned a polyester material sectional client says they bought it as cosco, couldn't find a material tag
but did find the listing for an almost exactly the same couch on coscos website and it says 100% polyester (still not completely sure). I used TMF revive prespray at about 2oz for 60oz hand pump sprayer (couch was lightly soiled), evenly misted after checking for color fastness on back bottom of couch. Agitated with horse hair brush, let dwell and extracted with warm water (no rinse) at around 175 PSI, looked excellent afterwards however after it fully dried client sent me these pics. Please note I did post groom with HH brush when still wet after extraction. I have a standard 4" external jet upholstery tool (will be upgrading) , the 110 degree jet did fail about a week ago and I had a 95 degree or 9502 jet on hand so stupidly I used it for this job, is it possible the spray angle of this jet is too narrow and caused these lines almost as if I ran too high pressure on my machine? From what I have gathered, it wasn't heat (warm water only) or friction or chems that caused it so the only thing I can think of is PSI is too high, angle of nozzle, or nozzle was too close to fabric or both? Lastly, what is the easiest way to correct this issue to get it uniform again? I was thinking of using a rinse, and holding my tool about 5-6" away from the fabric, re misting brushing and dry extracting again then finish with a post groom? I would greatly appreciate any advice. Once pic is of the couch post cleaning before I left, the other is the pic client sent me. View attachment 102204 . View attachment 102203
Have you tried spraying acid rinse and brushing it out?
 
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Heres a video I did on the lines
 

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Have you tried spraying acid rinse and brushing it out?
Hey Rob thanks for the reply, I'll be going back to the job next week and using all fiber rinse, def trying that first. Curious to see if there was also any browning going on, hopefully it's a simple fix. I did post groom it while wet but I didn't use an acid rinse, thanks again and happy Thanksgiving
 
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Hey Rob thanks for the reply, I'll be going back to the job next week and using all fiber rinse, def trying that first. Curious to see if there was also any browning going on, hopefully it's a simple fix. I did post groom it while wet but I didn't use an acid rinse, thanks again and happy Thanksgiving
If youre concerned about browning then you could mix some Unchained in a 32oz sprayer, mist, agitate then reclean. Or better yet use some Supercap with Unchained and bonnet it. Let me know how it turns out.
 
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Ok awesome thank you. I was thinking about trying encap and bonnet, I don't encap alot mostly residential carpet HWE so I only have one encap juice from excellent supply it works very well for correcting impossible wick backs when the pad is completely ruined, if I get a call back after water claw/unchained basically is the only time I use it. It has peroxide in it as well its called Releasit encap-hydrOx, never used it on upholstery/fabric do you guys have any experience with Releasit brand juice on upholstery ? Might work well for this actually, thanks in advance
 
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If youre concerned about browning then you could mix some Unchained in a 32oz sprayer, mist, agitate then reclean. Or better yet use some Supercap with Unchained and bonnet it. Let me know how it turns out.
Looking forward to trying super cap I run BioPro 10k , unchained, revive and still have some rat nasty left but I love your products bio pro 10K is the most versatile enzymatic I've ever used. Thanks again for your help
 
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If youre concerned about browning then you could mix some Unchained in a 32oz sprayer, mist, agitate then reclean. Or better yet use some Supercap with Unchained and bonnet it. Let me know how it turns out.
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thanks Rob, customer is satisfied. For anyone else viewing this in the future , I highly doubt the Costco brand polyester couch is 100% polyester. I reinstalled a new 110 degree nozzle, did a diluted revive mist, agitated, then misted with acid rinse and dry extracted. dried it quickly and groomed one more time. Came out mint. Thanks Rob
 
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View attachment 102243thanks Rob, customer is satisfied. For anyone else viewing this in the future , I highly doubt the Costco brand polyester couch is 100% polyester. I reinstalled a new 110 degree nozzle, did a diluted revive mist, agitated, then misted with acid rinse and dry extracted. dried it quickly and groomed one more time. Came out mint. Thanks Rob
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