I need a quick fix for some slight pile direction change on a wtw wool silk blend.

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  1. Mikey P
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    Not sure what's that's all about with Tom but the billionaire called today and said nevermind....
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    Most of the issue with real silk pile is that it wants to "tuck and curl" when water is used. It doesn't take steam or water to correct, it takes careful, dry pick-work with a fine stainless brush.

    It has become one of the larger problems in the rug cleaning industry. We charge silk prices for dealing with it, one of the ways to price ourselves out of dealing with the worst examples.
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    I recently had to deal with this on a water damaged silk rug. It was severely matted so after cleaning, I groomed it by hand with a carding brush. Very tedious. I am thinking that someone needs to invent a steam grooming brush.
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    That is great news Mr. P

    Silk and wool blends are popular for those that can afford it. Yet Viscose and wool blends are everywhere in upscale homes too. May you now have peace of mind.

    I do the same thing as Bryan on charging.
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    $900 a yard...

    No pulp.
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    Someone needs to make a glide just for rugs.
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    Pmf does..

    No.bridge.
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    I don't know what you mean by bridge.
    I bought a PMF wand on a recommendation.
    The two glides I bought were NOT designed for Rugs.
    The hole glide did not have holes all the way across it and created lines in rugs because of uneven air flow.
    The other had to be modified because it just dug in and could not be moved.
    It looked like they just ran a ball end mill down the middle of it.
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    We use a standard ZIPPER on rugs. However it sounds less like the tool and more of a grooming issue.

    If they are careful get one of theses heads and a nice pole. With a little effort it may minimize any call backs.


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    I think I know what you mean. On those expensive viscose rugs that I clean in home for my customer, I use a 2 inch westpak wand with round slot glides. Less suction and more airflow. Leaves minimum streaks on the carpet that are easily groomed out. Be nice to have a slot glide the full width of the wand.
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    How wide is that Richard?
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    Sometimes you can't "Groom out" issues made by an improper, glide, airflow.
    Viscose is, soft, no twist,abused,worse when wet........
    They need to make a glide with even airflow across the ENTIRE Vac/Airflow slot.
    A glide with a slot to get "crustsies/lint" from Baseboards does not apply for rugs, ugh!
    This is also an issue with Paki Bokhara's.
    Can't someone
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    Use a ZIPPER instead of a wand.
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    MEH!
    If you're just "pixie" dust cleaning maybe,but the Zipper is not easier to control in this situation.
    One direction working with the nap a wand is more effective.
    The PMF was recommended and as I said I bought 2 glides both streaked like no other.
    They weren't dang glides either.



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    Hook a wand with this Glide to a well formulated extractor and voila!


    Notice it's round profile and two piece design effectively removing any Bridge support they are a custom one-off option available through pmf for their Mach Wands and most likely the 802 which is a darn good wand as well.

    I've told Tom Conway he should use this design on his...

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    Just trigger it one way and vacuum (if needed) and Groom. Try it, I think you have much more control than a scrub wand using a ZIPPER.
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    One reason I bought the zipper like I said MEH.
    I'm sure you're not washing Viscose rugs you're from
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    I bought what I was told was the best wand for JUST extraction.
    PMF2051, 2 or 3 12"width 2" hose .
    Whats the part number for this glide.
    Or should I just call them? Who do I ask for?
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    Call, ask for Curt.
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    And specify the rounded option

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