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Matt Strader

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So I like using an acid as a rinse when cleaning, but it seems to be expensive compared to the powdered alkaline rinses (I use dry slurry). I was wondering if there is a product that is acidic but in powder form. I feel like the powders are cheaper. And they're easier to keep around. 1 bottle last a lot longer than the liquids.


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Magic Wand has an acid that is powdered. BTW come back and let us know when you quit using an acid rinse like the rest of us did. Because a lot of us used to. Then we found out you don't need an acid rinse you just need a really good rinse. I use Formula 90 btw.
 
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When running rinse through a TM it becomes a huge pain to go and shut off the chemical while pre spraying and turn it back on while cleaning. So if you just rinse the shit out of the carpet and do dry strokes, which you do anyway you'll be good.

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Scott Warrington had said that the amount of acid that comes through isn't significant enough to neutralize the prespray. I remember him saying that at some point.

And just out of curiosity, is this the belief across the entire TMF community, or just a select few?


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Can you elaborate?


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Some do run acid, some don't. Some never started doing it. Some stopped. I think that would be a great side by side test to see. Cleaning with acid, soft water, and a detergent rinse; which would be better.

Look at nuclean's extractifier. It's a neutral rinse detergent. A liquid, but you only need 5-7 oz per five gallon stock.