Red X It
Red X It is an excellent stain remover for synthetic dyes found in flavored drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks, and more. Not recommended for use on natural fibers.
- Form: Liquid
- pH: 5.22
- Dilution: RTU
- Removes synthetic dyes
- Not recommended for natural fibers
- VOC Compliant
- Mildly Acidic
- Reducing Bleach
Review these Tech Tips for expert guidance on spot and stain removal
- Use an absorbent material or scraper to remove as much of the soil as possible.
- Apply a generous amount of Red X It to the spot and cover with a damp towel. The towel keeps the area damp and allows the product more time to work. Avoid contact with areas that are not soiled. Proceed with preparation for other cleaning during this time. Many spots will fade while in contact with the product. Allow the product to remain on the spot for at least 3 minutes.
- If the spot is still visible after 3 minutes, go to step #4, the heat treatment process.If the spot is gone, then go to step #6.
- Adjust a steam iron to a setting just high enough to generate steam. Press the steam iron onto the damp towel for 10 to 15 seconds. Do not allow the steam iron to contact the carpet fiber. The heat will accelerate removal of the spot. Rotate the cloth to expose a clean section and repeat the heating process.
- If necessary, reapply Red X It and repeat the heating process.
- Rinse area with water then brush fabric to set pile. For best results extract the area with 250 psi water. Many red stains frequently turn yellow when treated with Red X It. This yellow color can be removed with water rinsing. Establish good drying conditions.
Red X it is a powerful product for removing a variety of soils including those from natural sources such as fruit juice and red wine as well as those from synthetic sources such as soft drink dyes. Many stain removers contain oxidizing agents and while these are effective against natural stains, they are often not effective against synthetic stains.
Red X it contains a reducing bleach; this type of bleach tends to react with synthetic dyes such as food dyes. Additionally, Red X it also contains a water soluble solvent and surfactant so it can also remove some oily and particulate soils. Not only does Red X it has a good solvent action but the solvent is not volatile. As a result the product is not only VOC compliant, AND it will not flash off if used with heat.
Become a stain removal expert with Chemspec! In this video, Pat Muller discusses the differences between synthetic dye stains and organic dye stains. Synthetic stains, which are caused by the synthetic dyes used in flavored drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks, Kool-Aid and others, are best tackled by the use of reducing agents. Muller then demonstrates Chemspec’s powerful Red X it reducing agent easily removes synthetic stains without the use of heat.
Watch Part II to learn about removing organic stains and procedures for working with unidentified stain sources.
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