Trouble Cleaning Vinyl

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  1. Swani
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    I cleaned some vinyl today that didn't clean as well as I wanted it to. I first spun a cotton bonnet with my 175 using Odoban to disinfect. Then rinsed with Hydrofoce Wood Fresh neutral cleaner using my Lindhaus. The floor had tiny pores that didn't want to release to grease in spots. Anyone have any suggestions as far as Chemical, Equipment and procedure?
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    Probably needs stripping
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    I miss quoted myself it's actually vinyl. Can some one adjust my Title? @Mikey P or @FredC
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    If your talking about wood look vinyl plank you'll need either a stiff CRB or a tile and grout brush for your OP or 175.
    Depending on what they cleaned (and cooked) with you can have some real sticky oil deposits in the "grain". A citrus booster is usually needed too


    Scrubadubba then use your glided wand or hard surface wand or even a spinner to blast it loose


    Make sure it's not a laminate or you'll be buying that floor.
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    I don't understand why you're being so gentle on that vinyl floor. Like Mikey said, flush it out with your tm at a decent water pressure of about 700psi of 150-170f water

    Isn't the Lindhaus floor machine used to do hardwood?
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    Sheet or plank vinyl can be hit hard.

    This cordless Orbot did wonders at MF..

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    Lindhaus can be used for all types of surfaces.
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    Sorry pictures aren't the greatest but this is what I'm working on.
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    yep, just sticky residue


    Those lightweight machines like the Lind and Dirt Dragon just dont cut the heavy goo.
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    Round 2 I'll bust out my tile spinner!
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    I want to know more about this cordless Orbot.
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    Looks like a longer battery life than the other one out there. I think the other has a 2 hour battery life. The Orbot has a three. Pretty cool. My toy list is filling up again.
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    Is vinyl glue sensitive to heat?
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    I was thinking the same thing. I was planning on using low heat.
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    I keep the heat down just to be safe
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    How do you tell the difference between laminate and vinyl floors?
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    Well there’s my problem
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