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So I don't have any pictures as I haven't seen the carpet yet, but a customer I got scheduled for an upcoming date stated that they had some powder toner spots on their carpets. I have never done an ink stain before, let alone a toner spot, just wanting to make sure I do it right. Any advice on how to clean it correctly would be appreciated! I have Matrix ink remover and no other ink chems, not sure how many are out there.
 

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Its dry vac as much out as possible. Pog works on it. But i found pro choice power gel to work fast and doesnt soak into backing like pog. Takes little bit of scrubbing to break it free. Then rinse. Ink is harder then toner to deal with as it erupts and spreads if not careful.
 
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Its dry vac as much out as possible. Pog works on it. But i found pro choice power gel to work fast and doesnt soak into backing like pog. Takes little bit of scrubbing to break it free. Then rinse. Ink is harder then toner to deal with as it erupts and spreads if not careful.
Cool, thanks for the info. I'll do my best on it!
 

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Capture Dry Compound also works wonders on ink (and graphite) and by using a dry compound you wont have to worry so much about the ink spreading. Go slow and easy.
 

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Be very careful with ink. It can explode and double in size if you are not careful. I would use a little gel first and see what happens. Gel is much safer than ink remover or POG.

I have had some success using Stain Magic on hard to remove ink. Stain Magic is a must have. It just works but it can be affected by heat. I keep it in a cooler with some ice in my van during the summer.
 
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Not that I know of, no.
I have done one of these jobs. So take his for what it is. I vacuumed very thoroughly without rubbing he carpet or using the brush roll (use a vacuum attachment with a brush and be very very gentle). Then once I got all I could get I went with the vacuum normally. I couldn't see the toner after the vacuum. Since it's a powder it can be a bit easier. That being said this was one job one time.
 

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kleenrite - dissolve

works wonders on printer ink, finger print dust, asphault tar, permanent marker etc.

smell is strong so use it only where you have good ventilation

I believe it alcohol based, but it works on many situations where a POG solvent or citrus gel falls short.

a must have in a truck
 

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Good advise above.

The key thing like mentioned before is to vacuum vacuum vacuum as much out dry as possible. Use the carpet wand to dry vac and when you think you are done keep vacuuming. You will get 75-80% of it out just by dry vacuuming assuming nobody has used any liquid to try to remove it already.

Once you have vacuumed all you can put some prespray on and clean it. If any staining remains move into using spotters like mentioned above. Toner is one I have been able to remove every time as long as the customer has not tried cleaning it first.
 
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Here is the short version from the Bridgepoint Spot and Stain Removal app -

PRINTER TONER
Products Required
Procedures
  1. Thoroughly dry vacuum toner residue.
  2. Apply Avenge Pro.
  3. Agitate to develop foam and suspend toner.
  4. Rinse thoroughly.
  5. If no stain remains, mist with Spot Stop, and brush in with a Whiz Groom.
    " If stain remains
  6. Apply All Solv Extreme.
  7. Agitate lightly.
  8. Apply Avenge Pro.
  9. Agitate lightly.
  10. Rinse thoroughly.
  11. Mist with Spot Stop, and brush in with a Whiz Groom.

BTW - This has been available for Android for sometime. Expect to have an Apple version in the next 2 months.

You can also download the information here - https://interlinksupply.com/app/index.php
 
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Toner is not ink.
Toner is a powder used in laser printers and photocopiers to form the printed text and images on the paper, in general with a toner cartridge. In its early form it was a mix of carbon powder and iron oxide. Then, to improve the quality of the printout, the carbon was melt-mixed with a polymer.

Shop Vac first without rubbing it in should get most of it out then reg vacuum. Do not get it wet. Alcohol will get out any remaining remnants of the toner.
 
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Toner is not ink.
Toner is a powder used in laser printers and photocopiers to form the printed text and images on the paper, in general with a toner cartridge. In its early form it was a mix of carbon powder and iron oxide. Then, to improve the quality of the printout, the carbon was melt-mixed with a polymer.

Shop Vac first without rubbing it in should get most of it out then reg vacuum. Do not get it wet. Alcohol will get out any remaining remnants of the toner.

Good points. Years ago we got out toner with magnets and a vacuum.

Do not get the toner hot as the polymer can melt onto the fiber just like onto a sheet of paper.

Different toners have different mixes of ingredients, size of particles, temperatures at which they activate and so forth. So, always a little experimenting involved.
 

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I would not use hot water especially really hot 200+ degree water. Toner is actually melted into the paper with a hot roller. Flash heated. You will not get it out if you melt it into the carpet.
 

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