New VCT should i strip or scrub

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  1. sOOper hero
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    seriously?
    brand new VCT seal and finish?

    I know almost enough about tile to be dangerous ...almost
    and never liked doing it..

    but brand new??
    doesn't get much easier, does it??

    ..L.T.A.
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    VCT is the Devil's playground. Let the $.50 hacks mess with it.
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    No, it just does a light final Cleaning on the acid side before laying finish. If you have never done it before laying finish you will notice a difference.

    The vinegar is used after the floor has been rinsed to a still clear bucket of water after mopping . In other words you need to mop or rinse untill the bucket of water is still clear after a pass, then you are ready for the final acid wash.

    Most finished will build clarity/shine faster as well.
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    No

    Becto has some nice products as well, in varying solid configurations.
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    I use white vinegar, maybe one half cup per 4 gallons, depending on alkalinity of cleaner.

    The solids: solid what? Not all are equal, meaning more isn't always better.
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    I've never heard of a final light acid rinse before

    I'll try it this week got some aisles to do this week
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    I may use the vinegar for the first rinse only, if I used anything stronger than mild dish soap to scrub. Keep it simple because your are just trying to remove or neutralize any undue alkalinity.
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    I normally run light mix neutral detergent in autoscrubber for minimum 2 rinses sometimes 3 after stripping
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    Guys it’s not a miracle or anything like that, it is just a very good step that is missed by most floor techs, as most just say they’ve never done it and it still looks good.
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    Lee gave the correct way for 21 century floors. They all say not to strip with a black pad out of the box. Just telling what they recommend. I do 175 with the tank filled with neutral cleaner, and an spp. Easy as pie, flooding the floor like stripper. By the way, no 2000 rpm with red pad!!! 2 coats of finish with flat finish mop is sufficient. The Janitor
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    Sop pads are the answer for about 60-80 percent of floors but not all scenarios.
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    That’s prolly true of anything. But I’m confident it is the way to go here in general. How’s that for a political answer.
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    How I address that is to start with the 175
    spp or autos rubber, and if it not satisfactory, I go over with square scrub if needed. That’s double work you might say, maybe but don’t compare to slopping ono stripper and going from there:hopeless:
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    We’re getting closer and closer to the janitor room. Might as well be the rubber room!!

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