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Lotta great stuff here Lately on the Removal of Mustard/Tumeric stains..Great Work Randy @wandwizard . Also Bleach stains have gotten plenty attention as late. But what about RUST? That is ran into just as often if not more. What do YOU use. What do YOU charge? What do you tell your customers the reason for the xtra charge as not to appear as a Bait n Switch hack? Let's hear it Gang....
 
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I've been using this for 22 years now with 100% success every time. $5 at wal mart.

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Charging WHAT SEEN YOR?
I had never thought to charge extra for it. You squirt the stuff on and the stain instantly disappears. It's the old school rust remover and it works much better and faster than any of the rust remover our distributors sell. Dwell time of 10-30 seconds before rinsing with the wand. One of the easiest stains to remove.

@emeraldclean I have used Chemspec rust remover too, if you try the Whink rust remover you will never go back to Chemspec.
 

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Lotta great stuff here Lately on the Removal of Mustard/Tumeric stains..Great Work Randy @wandwizard . Also Bleach stains have gotten plenty attention as late. But what about RUST? That is ran into just as often if not more. What do YOU use. What do YOU charge? What do you tell your customers the reason for the xtra charge as not to appear as a Bait n Switch hack? Let's hear it Gang....
Prochem Rust remover -$35 per occurrence. Usually is messy and deep in the carpet. $55 when price for whole job is not an issue. Many custys don't believe you can even touch it, so they appreciate the effort
 

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I had never thought to charge extra for it. You squirt the stuff on and the stain instantly disappears. It's the old school rust remover and it works much better and faster than any of the rust remover our distributors sell. Dwell time of 10-30 seconds before rinsing with the wand. One of the easiest stains to remove.

@emeraldclean I have used Chemspec rust remover too, if you try the Whink rust remover you will never go back to Chemspec.
I never once did it for FREE..Here's Pitch during pre clean walk thru..Mamm that thars a RUST STAIN, many times a permanent stain and not included with a regular clean from any carpet cleaner to my knowledge..But I'll see what I can do for you..If I cant remove of course No Change..If I can I'll only charge you a few bucks..Howz 15.00 sound. Look concerned and Be SILENT after this point..99% will Pay YOU!
 

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Prochem Rust remover -$35 per occurrence. Usually is messy and deep in the carpet. $55 when price for whole job is not an issue. Many custys don't believe you can even touch it, so they appreciate the effort
Absolutely TRUE! I used 15.00 as an example for quarter sized spots.
 

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I had never thought to charge extra for it. You squirt the stuff on and the stain instantly disappears. It's the old school rust remover and it works much better and faster than any of the rust remover our distributors sell. Dwell time of 10-30 seconds before rinsing with the wand. One of the easiest stains to remove.

@emeraldclean I have used Chemspec rust remover too, if you try the Whink rust remover you will never go back to Chemspec.
Whink was also my go to.
 
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I'll be picking some of this up TOMORROW.
 

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I had never thought to charge extra for it. You squirt the stuff on and the stain instantly disappears. It's the old school rust remover and it works much better and faster than any of the rust remover our distributors sell. Dwell time of 10-30 seconds before rinsing with the wand. One of the easiest stains to remove.

@emeraldclean I have used Chemspec rust remover too, if you try the Whink rust remover you will never go back to Chemspec.
Thanks for the info Todd. I will see if the Cnd Wal-mart stock it.
Chemspec is Hydrofloric acid and works well.
I like to neutralize with ammonia . You get a chemical reaction which is a puff of smoke. I stick my vacuum by spot so it sucks it away.
I was taught to neutralize because plain rinsing isn't suffice as the hydrofloric acid is around a 1 on PH.
Don't see alot of rust my way. A gallon last me forever.
Did have a nice one back in January . Did a job for a restoration company.
Water damage and a fair amount of rust was left.
They said please try to remove if you can or we will have to replace carpet.
Easy peezy.... and charge large
 
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Thanks for the info Todd. I will see if the Cnd Wal-mart stock it.
Chemspec is Hydrofloric acid and works well.
I like to neutralize with ammonia . You get a chemical reaction which is a puff of smoke. I stick my vacuum by spot so it sucks it away.
I was taught to neutralize because plain rinsing isn't suffice as the hydrofloric acid is around a 1 on PH.
Don't see alot of rust my way. A gallon last me forever.
Did have a nice one back in January . Did a job for a restoration company.
Water damage and a fair amount of rust was left.
They said please try to remove if you can or we will have to replace carpet.
Easy peezy.... and charge large
Sure you stick yar vaccum on it..You stick yar Face IN IT & Breath DEEPLY!
 

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I haven't had the greatest luck with rust. Looking forward to trying it out.
 

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Dangerous looking bottle..I can see myself all hammered in the middle of the night making Choclate Milk with it!:eek::D
Just don't ever stick the bottle in your pocket and forget about it. I speak from experience. One time I did that after removing a stain and while driving to my next job I noticed my leg was wet. The bottle had leaked. I didn't think anything of it at first. A couple hours later I had a warm sensation on my thy. By the time I got home it was burning like it was on fire. Nice big chemical burn about the size of a football. Burned for days and took a couple weeks to heal.

The stuff won't hurt you if you get a little on you as long as you wash it off right away.
 

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Just don't ever stick the bottle in your pocket and forget about it. I speak from experience. One time I did that after removing a stain and while driving to my next job I noticed my leg was wet. The bottle had leaked. I didn't think anything of it at first. A couple hours later I had a warm sensation on my thy. By the time I got home it was burning like it was on fire. Nice big chemical burn about the size of a football. Burned for days and took a couple weeks to heal.

The stuff won't hurt you if you get a little on you as long as you wash it off right away.
Been there...done THAT! Lucky it didn't Melt yar Nuts OFF!:eek: