carpet protection tape residue article

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  1. Desk Jockey
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    So many variables. If its tape lines we would hand spot and agitate with a volatile spotter. Maybe a POG if that doesn't cut in.
    Generally the carpet film is not that bad. It just needs more solvency than your regular precondition or you'll be fooled and end up with a re-service down the road. 2-4 oz of Prochem's Citrus Pro is what we use but any solvent additive would likley do the same.
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    I'd use a fiber pad to break it up, agitating it good. then I'd pickup what you can with a combo or blend pad. This way you're much more likely to successful when you hit it with HWE.
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    Pad agitation would be fine.

    Immediate extraction should follow the pad since it is a fast acting solvent blend.

    Total time from application to extraction should be about 10 minutes.

    All "citrus solvents" that I have seen have a residue of at least 1%.
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    I had one last month that the plastic had been down for a year! Really really bad residue! It was a white older nylon, I used Harvards dissolve all product which is a citris solvent. Took two tries with that, high heat, and 360i and brush head, but cleaned up nice!
    now on Tuesday next week I have to restretch and clean one that has been down for a couple of months while they remodeled. Problem is she has allergies to fragrance. So I don't think I can use the Harvard product. Might have to use just Acetone.
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    What about their soy solvent, does it stink?
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    yes, it has a bit of fragrance. I don't even like the smell of it! but it works
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    Robert my chemical pimp (Dixie Steamway) suggested Citra-Zolv II.

    I’ll let you know how it goes, next week.
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    Before #1: It is easy to see where the plastic runner left adhesive on the carpet.
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    Before #2: The steps and landing show how soil has adhered to the residue.
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    After #1: Using a 50/50 mix of Citra-Solve II and distilled water, I presprayed the adhesive. I then ran the 360i brush head over it with no water or vacuum, to scrub.
    Then I applied Saiger’s Free and Clear to emulsify (“DO YOU KNOW WHAT EMULSIFICATION IS?”) the Citra-Solve II and extracted the whole shitterie. Customer showed her husband the gunk pumping out of the apo hose and he lost his appetite, hahahahaha!
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    After #2: the whole place looks like new carpet. Job was done at .51/foot.
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    Not shown was a furniture stain spot from whenever; it came right out. Ditto for numerous other spots that I shot with Citra-Solve II. I plan to bottle the remaining solution for future spotting.

    I also left them with a quart of Releasit DS2 made four times normal strength, as a sailor proof spotter.
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    That was done on the cheap side... You are correcting a problem not just your typical cleaning... We would have been closer to $1.00sf depending on the affected areas...
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    I agree, Nate. Their contractor left the plastic down for about 90 days.

    Next one I’ll be more certain of the results.
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    Ya done good. If I were down there I'd take you for ice cream. :winky:
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    I can in to this at World Bank HQ about 10 years ago. The construction company was going to have to replace 30,000 sq feet of carpet because of one hallway of about 500 sq feet. Someone had already done the solvents with truckmount rinse. It had been bonneted with a solvent shampoo and one clown tried HOST :headscratch:. Nothing had worked and ot just kept wicking back. I rinsed it with cold water & Prochem all fiber rinse to get all the chemical residue out and set up two blowers. Went to "lunch " for two hours. To solve the issue I encapped it with Cobb encap with protector. Zero issues and a huge check. They just recently replaced the carpet and it had a normal life cycle.

    Why that worked ? Ask Larry, I never figured it out . Honestly it was a shot in the dark, just trying what hadn't already been attempted. Kind of like when rust remover takes out the ink that nothing will touch.
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    Had to be all the harsh solvent Larry Jambs into all his products. :winky:
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    Probably the Encap plus actual fluorochemical protector removed or encapsulated the last of the adhesive residues.

    No solvents in that product.

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