Encapping with a 175

Stevie Bs

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Got a huge commercial job coming up this weekend. We only have 1 cimex, so I'm thinking about using the 175 to encap as well to speed things up a bit. I know it can be done, but we don't have any experience using it for encap. Questions: which pad do we use, and should we use the chemical feed (175 has tank) to apply the chems or spray down with the Multisprayer? I have some of the white with green stripe pads already.
 

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Grey or brown buffing pads, 3M 3300 or 3500. Shower feed. I can go much faster with the 175 than the Cimex, but take more muscle and skill.
Ditto. We ran a 175 for years before Cimex. Great results just different tools. The Cimex looks "exotic" to clients rather than the janitorial appearance of the 175. My 2 cents.
 
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Definitely use the onboard tank to speed things up, along with a scrub pad. A rotary with gravity feed and the right scrub pad can do some cool stuff. Like someone else said, have some absorbent pads for heavily soiled areas.
 

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Honestly, what I like most about rotaries is you don't have to push back and forth like a lawnmower, kicking the cord as you pull backwards. You just move forward while swinging machine to each side.

What I don't like about rotaries is how they look... image does matter.

If the Bonnet Pro Mini Max wasn't 5k, I'd own one or two. At 220 RPM, you could easily match Cimex production, maybe even faster since you can dance with a Rotary.
 

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I use a 300 rpm rotary with green striped bonnets.
Used it to "One hand" it all across a banquet room today.

I use my 5 gal battery sprayer that I put a 100 psi pump on.

HOSE IT OUT BABY AND GLIDE ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE ROOM BITCHES!


But first I used my 18 inch HOOVER Conquest to vacuum it all!

STUPITS!
 

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I don't think there is that big enough difference in a customers eye for them to look down on a rotary machine vs a cimex

They came in with a floor scrubber thingy blah blah

Just like only a pro could tell difference between wands
I disagree, but I also do VLM service during business hours, depending on the business. I get a lot less questions when I roll in with a substantial looking machine (Orbot, Mytee, etc.). I used to get the same looks when I rolled in my Spyder as I did with a janitor-looking rotary.
 
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Honestly, what I like most about rotaries is you don't have to push back and forth like a lawnmower, kicking the cord as you pull backwards. You just move forward while swinging machine to each side.

What I don't like about rotaries is how they look... image does matter.

If the Bonnet Pro Mini Max wasn't 5k, I'd own one or two. At 220 RPM, you could easily match Cimex production, maybe even faster since you can dance with a Rotary.
It does have a hefty tag for sure!
 

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Use that higher speed on that buffer............300
It will take you to another level!

Glides across the room.

Don't go side to side but go sideways all across the open spaces.
Making rows
Spike the scampoo with janitorial strength ammonia to cut thru the grease or stains.

Tried the O2 scampoo but found mediocre results so went with ammonia spiked................for the BOMB!
 

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Use that higher speed on that buffer............300
It will take you to another level!

Glides across the room.

Don't go side to side but go sideways all across the open spaces.
Making rows
Spike the scampoo with janitorial strength ammonia to cut thru the grease or stains.

Tried the O2 scampoo but found mediocre results so went with ammonia spiked................for the BOMB!
The o2 products might not be the most powerful for general soiling. Where they excel is when you have large amounts of drink spills, especially coffee.
 
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What say ye Jimmy and Larry

about encRapping com carpet?
I preferred scrub bonnets

it enabled my ethics feel a "little less" slimy

as far as upl?
wasn't so much a slimy ethic thing, as it was it does a sh1tty job on anything but "clean" fabric

..L.T.A.
 

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Mist on scampoo and use a hand bonnet to clean "clean" upholstery

WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING!


YOU KNOW YOU DO IT YOU INTERNET KLOWNS!
 

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