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Rob, What did you use for the poly, if it wasn't a carpet cleaning product? Simple Green? LOL sort of, but I am curious what you used to get good results on Poly.

The TMF poly product will be out pretty soon


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Would like to know the contestants and winners... I have tried a few and most have been good but had some not as good.

Sometimes you look for things that set it apart as many will clean fine, some clean as good with less amount, over all price. But some miss key points I look for like low to no foaming (hate foamers), easy mix in any water, cold weather stableness, ph after rinse, etc...
 

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Oddly enough I've tried two pre-sprays extensively, and those were chemspec TLC and Harvard's Grime Release. Both worked great. Chemspec got too high and my supplier quit carrying them bc chemspec started charging higher shipping unless they ordered so many lbs. So I choose the other. I have tried more presprays but not as much as those two. With these two it has been 5 plus years.

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I recently picked up some Grime Release from a local supply that they were closing out on. I'm almost certain it is the same as Grand Slam. Definitely along the same lines if not exactly the same. If they had continued to stock it I would've bought more. I hardly ever go there because they are geared more towards janitorial supply and not professional carpet cleaning. They carry very little that I can actually use.
 

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I recently picked up some Grime Release from a local supply that they were closing out on. I'm almost certain it is the same as Grand Slam. Definitely along the same lines if not exactly the same. If they had continued to stock it I would've bought more. I hardly ever go there because they are geared more towards janitorial supply and not professional carpet cleaning. They carry very little that I can actually use.
I've always been pleased with Grime Release. I've recently started trying out enzyme prespray by Harvard and am liking it. Recently I was offered to walk through HCR, it was a very cool experience, and the ppl over there are so nice. Let me know how you end up liking Grime Release. Another lil thing about that is if you mix it 1:16, and add a lil de zov all, it works pretty good on filtration.

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got a question concerning on Groutmaster.

I use Grand Slam and can overspray on wood floor or base trim it does not affect the finish (unless its an old finish) If I add Groutmaster would it be the same?
 

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got a question concerning on Groutmaster.

I use Grand Slam and can overspray on wood floor or base trim it does not affect the finish (unless its an old finish) If I add Groutmaster would it be the same?
I used Grout Master for the first time last Thursday on a big tile and grout job. I noticed a little over spray on the new transition to the newly refinished hardwood floors and wiped it up, but it didn't do any damage for the little time it was there.

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If you could pick only one prespray for carpets what would you pick. Which one would be safe for the majority of different carpet types?


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If you could pick only one prespray for carpets what would you pick. Which one would be safe for the majority of different carpet types?


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I'm going to say TMF Pro10k. It's the best "all around prespray" we have ever tested or made. It may seemed bias but it's what I aimed for when designing it.


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I've done some testing like this before and I've found its never the same as real world. You can do your best to make it work but every carpet situation is so different.

So many different types of oils, carpets, water source, what rinse and how much is built up in the system, house conditions, on and on.

Fwiw I've tried a lot of pre sprays and of all the stronger ones or boosters they all work pretty much the same, especially if your pre scrubbing well.

Grease eraser, grout master, flex, ph10k, slop gobble etc all will strip any carpet completely clean when boosted with oxygen.

Some I like more or less for other reasons than cleaning power like how well they mix with osr, or liquid peroxide, or other powders.

Worst pre spray I've ever used is an ez one. Grand slam, foamiest product on the market and less effective than several green pre sprays

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Are you done with this test or is it still going on?

With this test most worked good but a few standouts. Prespray Flex w/citrus, Pro10k and Firestorm all did great. Since it was polyester the detergent only presprays (like Saigers) had to be boosted with citrus and oxy to match cleaning performances.

We found Procyon and Prosafe did very well but since they are safer products they needed more swell time and had to be agitated. However when we added a scoop of Groutmaster to Prosafe and Procyon they cleaned extremely well and fast. Kind of lowers the safe level a bit tho by boosting but really only need it for polys and rat nasties.

Probably best thing for polyester for sure is straight Groutmaster. Cut like butter. Problem is you must use an acid rinse to lower ph. By adding Flex Ice as rinse it was a perfect combo!


Protectors Bridgepoint Maxim and green guard were my favorites.

Best Oxy booster was Pure02 with citrus. Perfect mix of peroxide and citrus in a powder. The citrus keeps the pero from over reacting and you get 2 boosters in one.

The reason we have delayed is because we are conducting several tests over different scenarios. By summer we will have a compete range and better analysis. We will also have some amazing new products by then.



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With this test most worked good but a few standouts. Prespray Flex w/citrus, Pro10k and Firestorm all did great. Since it was polyester the detergent only presprays (like Saigers) had to be boosted with citrus and oxy to match cleaning performances.

We found Procyon and Prosafe did very well but since they are safer products they needed more swell time and had to be agitated. However when we added a scoop of Groutmaster to Prosafe and Procyon they cleaned extremely well and fast. Kind of lowers the safe level a bit tho by boosting but really only need it for polys and rat nasties.

Probably best thing for polyester for sure is straight Groutmaster. Cut like butter. Problem is you must use an acid rinse to lower ph. By adding Flex Ice as rinse it was a perfect combo!


Protectors Bridgepoint Maxim and green guard were my favorites.

Best Oxy booster was Pure02 with citrus. Perfect mix of peroxide and citrus in a powder. The citrus keeps the pero from over reacting and you get 2 boosters in one.

The reason we have delayed is because we are conducting several tests over different scenarios. By summer we will have a compete range and better analysis. We will also have some amazing new products by then.



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How about preload 5? I'm having great success with it!