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I am tired of reading over the posts and still confused. What is the difference between the two?

On a heavily soiled CGD. I have 2 jugs of Flex and dont want to buy the Traffic Slam, but if it will clean up better, then I will go get it. What are your thoughts?
 

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My opinion is just use the flex...
 
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Traffic Slam is made with a charged hydrotope. This counteracts an attraction (van der Waals force) between very small particles and synthetic carpet fibers, especially olefin. Use Traffic Slam on olefin carpet (Which most CGD is) when there may be lots of small tracked in particles. This would include sand, tiny bits of soil and gravel and such. It helps flush out the solid particles from the carpet.

Liquid Flex is made to quickly break down oily and greasy type soils. Flew Powder with Citrus Solv adds the grease cutting power of citrus solvent (d'limonene) to the action of the regular Flex. Works even faster at removing grease and oil. Plus it is much more economical than Flex liquid or Traffic Slam.

IF the soil is mainly oily use Flex Powder with Citrus Solv. If the soil is largely particles then use the Traffic Slam. Of course you won't find a carpet with only one kind of soil. But consider what the major problem is likely to be.
 
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I tried before, and just today I used traffic slam, and i really don't like it! I used flex, didn't like either.
I really love ultrapac, preload, matrix grand slam, even the steamin demon pre spray.
 
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I tried before, and just today I used traffic slam, and i really don't like it! I used flex, didn't like either.
I really love ultrapac, preload, matrix grand slam, even the steamin demon pre spray.
About all I use is the Matrix SC Grandslam.
The Ultrapac is the same thing IMO. I have had them both sitting on the bench side by side in cups, looks, smells, mixes the at the same ratios. But Matrix is a little cheaper.
A major supplier told me that there is a bunch of chems out there that are the same just different distributors labels on them. He would not tell me which ones were the same that he knew of.
 

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I am tired of reading over the posts and still confused. What is the difference between the two?

On a heavily soiled CGD. I have 2 jugs of Flex and dont want to buy the Traffic Slam, but if it will clean up better, then I will go get it. What are your thoughts?
Me too can someone do top ten pre spray for rat nasty and restaurant
 

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Both will work very well. Heat and agitation are always a plus.

Consider the types of soil present and the fibers.

Flex (liquid or Flex Powder with Citrus Solv) tends to work better on petroleum oils and greases because of the specific solvents present. Traffic Slam has a cationic hydrotope as one of the surfactants. This works well with the charges on polyester and triexta fibers. Small particles that might otherwise stick to the fiber come off easier. It works well on oils from food, vegetable and animal sources.

Flex is the heavy soil is mostly petroleum based. Traffic Slam if the soils are variety of dry soils, petroleum oils and cooking oils.
 

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Me too can someone do top ten pre spray for rat nasty and restaurant
If you have a few dollars left, why don't you try some of the Rob's secret formulas. Members are raving about Groutmaster, Bio 10 K, RSF Spiked and other products. Get starter package for $200 and start a new journey. I said starter, they might be able to mix a match 4 of their best products in 1 case for anout $200. You might forget about top 10. About 6 of them lays in TMF store inventory. Try it now..
This topic has same relevance like it had 7 years ago and will be alive for years to come.
 

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You're not gonna find anything that will beat these three period.
Probably, but I like to experiment . Where else would I spend money, right? Just recently got Saiger"s sauce hot flame I added 1 oz. of Pureforce Cyclone and grease was melting. I know, boost the boost... It has better consistency compare to Cobb's Powermax, which I also like. Quality, pricing & fast delivery . I'm not use to pay $50-$60 per gallon, no matter what quality is promised. 45lb pail( Powermax)carried me for over 5 months . One job ( nasty cgd) every day, no exception. I calculated $1.05 expense per job with HD Plus added for a little scent , average 3000sqf. To make an " exact" estimate I was using different product for residential jobs.
That's just my experience and I'm not considering myself as a frugal person..
 
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