Giving dry cleaning sponge compound another try

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Working on this very large area rug and decided to try out the dry compound again. Going to take a little more time this time and let it rub in and just deal with the mess. So far it seems to be doing a good job. I’ll try to take a picture of have to run clean with compound and half the rug and touched.4A6D0255-3111-4A55-978E-FB7CEAC6DDD9.jpeg
 
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I just scrubbed and vacuumed 1/4 of the rug. I dont know if it’s noticeable in the picture but there is a difference. The blues and reds seem to pop a bit more than the un treated half.

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I think some of our long term in plant specialists would have their heads explode to observe this, but if it makes sense on a lightly soiled area rug to clean it this way, it does prevent a world of water related issues with dyes, dimensional stability, and browning of fringes.

If you consider that the detergents impregnated into the cellulose base are water based detergents, its really a "very VERY low moisture system", not dry cleaning in the sense of petroleum based solvents.

Just make sure you get all the powder out. When you or your customer unrolls the rug at their home, a line of brown powder across the rug isn't a customer pleasing moment.
 

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I think some of our long term in plant specialists would have their heads explode to observe this, but if it makes sense on a lightly soiled area rug to clean it this way, it does prevent a world of water related issues with dyes, dimensional stability, and browning of fringes.

If you consider that the detergents impregnated into the cellulose base are water based detergents, its really a "very VERY low moisture system", not dry cleaning in the sense of petroleum based solvents.

Just make sure you get all the powder out. When you or your customer unrolls the rug at their home, a line of brown powder across the rug isn't a customer pleasing moment.
I’ll be hitting it with my rug badger before i roll it up. Yes, I agree. Heads are exploding.
 
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Not sticky and it seems to be doing a goof job. I am going to need to flush one urine soaked corner
 

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How does that compare with capture powder that you can buy at lowes or home depot by the bucket?
 

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Why are you choosing to do an inferior job when that rug deserves a full submersion cleaning considering your prices?
I'll only think about using a dry compound on a sisal rug.

I'll be harsh with this statement in the hopes of improving you and as an adversary:
"The quality of one's work is a representation of the one doing it."
I know you can do better. As a trained rug fag, I'm disappointed in you.❤️
 
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Why are you choosing to do an inferior job when that rug deserves a full submersion cleaning considering your prices?
I'll only think about using a dry compound on a sisal rug.

I'll be harsh with this statement in the hopes of improving you and as an adversary:
"The quality of one's work is a representation of the one doing it."
I know you can do better. As a trained rug fag, I'm disappointed in you.❤️
Are you proud of me, I don’t do it, and I’m a janitor!😬
 
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Save it for the guys charging .50 to encap.

you have no clue what else i'm doing beside what I show you.
@Papa John that came out worse than I meant it to sound. That rug is 19‘ x 16‘. I can hardly move it dry. I certainly can’t move it once it’s wet. My rug pit just isn’t big enough for it. I’m going through the entire rug individually flushing all the urine out using the Centrum Force flushing tool. It’s also a massive massive bleeder. All the fringe will be worked on individually with a fringe cleaner.

Bleeders don’t scare me, I just acid rinse them them until they decide to stop bleeding. But this rug is so large it would take hours of rinsing and flushing with a squeegee. I could never forgive myself for putting all those dyes back into the ground water. They should give me a medal for my environmentalist ways.
 
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I had three of them like that once. I have rug movers. I’ve told this before where the owner was helping me😏 load em in my trailer. He knocked me off the ramp and I rolled down a hill. He said, you hurt😳😂 Dipshit!!
 
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I think some of our long term in plant specialists would have their heads explode to observe this, but if it makes sense on a lightly soiled area rug to clean it this way, it does prevent a world of water related issues with dyes, dimensional stability, and browning of fringes.

If you consider that the detergents impregnated into the cellulose base are water based detergents, its really a "very VERY low moisture system", not dry cleaning in the sense of petroleum based solvents.

Just make sure you get all the powder out. When you or your customer unrolls the rug at their home, a line of brown powder across the rug isn't a customer pleasing moment.
Hello Sanitaire Vibragroom I!
 
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