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#1 Lenny

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:18 PM

Hi all,
I've been on the phone to RugDoctor in the uk,
I've paid 32.99 euro for 48hrs rental of a rug doctor machine as seen on mightycarmods
The rug doctor is available to rent from your local Tesco store,
All you do is call 1800804068 from Ireland,
Given your address and they will tell you where your local distributer is located,
Choose weather you wish to rent for 24 or 48 hours
Choose a time you wish the rental duration t start from,
Pay via laser or debit card over the phone,
They then provide you with the locker number to collect from,
Followed by the locker code to allow you access to collect the unit,

You then choose your detergent for example upolstry cleaner,
And pay for it in the shop at the till,
You then bring the unit home for use,

I plan to firstly clean the Levin BZR interior,
I'll post images of before and after,

The unit uses high pressure hot water, detergent and detergent to penetrate the fabric,
Followed by vaccum to extract the dirt,
Should be good results,

I'll later do the carpet on the stairs too.

Below is the video as seen by mightycarmds,
Give me the idea to try it myself instead of paying for a vallet plus I get to clean the stairs aswell,
Wouldn't get them done if paying for a vallet on the interior.

I've been to tesco and collected the Rug doctor aswell as purchasing a bottle of rug doctor upholstery cleaner and the essential bottle of anti-foam liquid,
Both together cost 12 euro but essential to operate the machine with results,

So here it is:

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The electrical cable it actually very long at around 5 metres,
It can't be seen I full in the above image because its wrapped around the adjustable handle on the rear of the unit.

What's in the Bag ?

An envelope of terms&conditions and the hand held cleaning attachment for cleaning upholstery and various small items.

The length of the hoses on the attachment are quite long too at around 3 metres, very light too,
Making it easy to work with.

To use the handheld attachment,
You need to first unplug the standard base cleaner pipes and plug in the hand held instead,

As you can see in the image below,
The underside of the unit is designed for wheeling along carpet floors to cleaning.
This option is disconnected when using the hand held device.

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So let's disconnect the feeds going to the base and plug in the hand held.

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Here are the feeds going down to the base,
Unplug both of these and connect hand held instead,

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Now connected,
There is a black handle trigger,
This controls the dose of cleaning liquid being injected in to the upholstery,
If you don't pull the trigger you can vacuum the existing liquid that has been applied.

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Once you have connected the handheld unit,
Press the white switch to handheld on the top of the machine,
Otherwise water will leak in the floor

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Next step
Pour 50ml of anti-foam solution in to the collection tank,
Do not add water to the collection tank, just add anti-foam

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Next step,
pour in 500ml of upholstery cleaner in to the red base container,

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Followed by measuring in a further 8 litres of warm NOT boiling hot water ;)

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8 litres later :)

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OK not a great picture this one,
But the section of rear seat on the left has just been done with the rug doctor,
Compared to the section on the right that hasent.

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Seems to have restored some fade in colour,
The seats feel softer too and smell pleasent, but not over powering like ferbreeze.

Here is how much dirt came out of that one back section of the rear seat...

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Again then here
You can see the right side of the seat has been cleaned aswell as a small line across on the left side.

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Complete rear seat now done,
I stacked them on the kitchen radiator overnight to completely dry,
The rug doctor has excellent vacuum, and you can see the dirt lifting through the pours in the cloth,
But the seats remain slightly damp afterwards,
As result require son drying time.

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Again,
Here is the dirt collected from the entire rear seat.
Quite a bit,

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I emptied out the collection bucket prior to starting to clean the front passenger seat,
The white stain on the centre of the seat is talc powder from my daughters, sitting on the seat pretending to drive after bath time :lol:

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Here is the dirt collected from the front passenger seat only.

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Below is an image of the passenger seat after cleaning,
On the right hand side,
And on the left is the untouched drivers seat,
You can really see the difference its made

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Next I cleaned the door card on the right of the image below is the cleaned door card,
Compared to the uncleaned one on the left.

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Below image is both door cards now clean,
Just to prove it does make the difference.

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You can see the foam, pulling the dirt from the fabric,
By looking through the clear plastic cleaning head,

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All interior parts cleaned,

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Overall
I'm very happy with the results,
I would recommend wearing ear plugs if possible though as it it quite noisy,
My back and legs are also akeing from being bent over for long periods cleaning the various sections,
I spent a total of 5 hours cleaning and recleaning each seat until the foam stayed white on the upholstery :lol:

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:25 PM



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:25 PM

Over here you can hire them everywhere lol, I also looked into this for my house then my car, also looked at hire companys too, but in end bought a upright vacuum looking one as it was mainly for the house as the pup been a pup had a few mistakes, but mine has the hand unit extension on so will have to give it a blast.



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:13 PM

Over here you can hire them everywhere lol, I also looked into this for my house then my car, also looked at hire companys too, but in end bought a upright vacuum looking one as it was mainly for the house as the pup been a pup had a few mistakes, but mine has the hand unit extension on so will have to give it a blast.

Sounds good George,
I don't have carpet in the house except for the stairs,
So it wouldn't be worth my while purchasing one, I do highly recommend them though,
Steam cleaner is another great tool for cleaning the exhaust pipes and brake calipers on the car,
No need for any cleaning products and removes carbon is seconds, just dodge the vapours :lol:
I used the hand held device on the rug doctor to clean the interior across today and yesterday after work,
I've updated the first post with images and I've got more images of results on the front seats aswell as door cards,
I'll get them upload tomorrow and complete the post.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:55 AM

Good ole human slime!



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:02 PM

Good ole human slime!

Aswell as three different coloured pubes on the rear seat lol also found matching on the front passenger,
I'm no forensic but I reckon than means two one nighters and one long term or at least brought home afterwards :lol:

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Aswell as three different coloured pubes on the rear seat lol also found matching on the front passenger,
I'm no forensic but I reckon than means two one nighters and one long term or at least brought home afterwards :lol:

But what you find in the focus  :ph34r:



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:44 PM

But what you find in the focus  :ph34r:

:lol: no chance of Vicki shedding too many,

But if I'm honest I found a couple of smarties and a kinder surprise egg wrapper, :lol:
The joys of being a father of two kids,
I've owned the focus from new and have had waterproof covers on almost since day one,
So I didn't bother using the rug doctor on it, the seats are like new under the covers.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

its amazing how much dirt comes out. just wish the seat covers were easier to take off so that they could be put in the washing machine instead of the whole seat getting wet.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:53 PM

its amazing how much dirt comes out. just wish the seat covers were easier to take off so that they could be put in the washing machine instead of the whole seat getting wet.

I agree Sail,
But in fairness the vacuum on the machine is much better than I expected,
So the moisture that it injects in, it sucks 95% of it back out,
The seats felt dry within 12 hours of cleaning,

Removable covers would be much easier though,
Straight in to the washing machine,
Speaking of which lol purchasing the third one of the year now,

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:57 PM

I agree Sail,
But in fairness the vacuum on the machine is much better than I expected,
So the moisture that it injects in, it sucks 95% of it back out,
The seats felt dry within 12 hours of cleaning,

Removable covers would be much easier though,
Straight in to the washing machine,
Speaking of which lol purchasing the third one of the year now,

third washer, not got warranties over there :huh:, i thought I was bad, washer every couple of years 



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:20 PM

third washer, not got warranties over there :huh:, i thought I was bad, washer every couple of years 

well kind of off topic, but here we go
First was a Bosh lasted 8 months then got blocked,
Instead of waiting for me to get home and unblock the drain,
She opened the door and pulled the machine out by gripping the drum,
This action buckled the frame, resulting in the knock sensor preventing spin
Because the drum was/is off centre.
Warranty Void.

Second machine,
Beko, kindly donated by her brothers partner,
Whom was getting a new kitchen fitted at the time and was throwing out the practically new machine to replace with an integrated one that becomes covered by a unit door,
So it went well until during the week,
She tells me it won't drain,
So I got to it this morning,
Turned it on its side and steam cleaned the drain pipe,
Removed the pump and cleaned it all out, no blockage found.
I then put it all back together,
Switched it on
And.... it filled with water then stopped.
No rotation nothing,
I said "its not rotating now"
She says "it didn't the other day neither"
Lmao
She first told me it wouldn't drain,
So I assumed it was of course blocked,
She failed to tell me, that it doesn't spin, drain, or take in detergent.
It just fills with water.
Had I known the full story from the out-take then I wouldn't have gotten contaminated by steaming out the whole drain system on the !Removed! machine.
Half full half empty glass situation, in regards to; what it does and what it doesn't do

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:08 PM

Its cleaning mate so not off topic lol, hope you have better luck with the next one.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:27 PM

What have you started lol, broke the Vax out and give the seats a quick going over as they were black when I got it, first sprayed the seats with this stain remover foam from asda 99p a tin on special  ;) , then done the seats with the wet vax, 40min from start to finish cos I can keep mine and do another time  :P

 

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After still damp but better

 



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:43 PM


Its cleaning mate so not off topic lol, hope you have better luck with the next one.

Me too mate FFS!
Clench butt and hand over the wadd for another high performance cement mixer,

What have you started lol, broke the Vax out and give the seats a quick going over as they were black when I got it, first sprayed the seats with this stain remover foam from asda 99p a tin on special  ;) , then done the seats with the wet vax, 40min from start to finish cos I can keep mine and do another time  :P

Looking good mate,
:lol: yes you can do it another time,
But on terms of investment verses usage,
I've invested 45 euro and used it once,
I reckon you've used yours the same amount of times and invested over 300 euro,
Plus I store mine in tesco, which doesn't obstruct my day 2 day storage compartments ;)

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