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Spotting Guide
Please note that as of January 2009, we have added a new spotter "Spot-N-Boost" to our product line.  It is an improvement over our older product "Cyclone".  However, if for any reason, you prefer Cyclone or it is he only product  that you have on hand, you can use it instead of Spot-N-Boost.

Also note that when Spot-N-Boost is called for in this guide it meanseither version of Spot-N-Boost (regular or GREEN).
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If a spot/stain can be identified, click on the name if the substance at the left and and follow the directions carefully.

If a spot/stain can't be identified, try Spot-N-Boost first; if there isn't any transfer to your spotting towel try PIG Out next.

Before using any product, be sure to read it’s label for complete mixing and use instructions.

Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent towel.

When more than one spotting agent is suggested, they are listed in order of preference (i.e.,  If the instructions read, "Apply Spot-N-Boost, PIG Out or Hel-Gel ORANGE", it means apply Spot-N-Boost if you have it, if you don't then apply PIG Out, if you don't have Spot-N-Boost or PIG Out apply Hel-Gel ORANGE).

Pretest any spotting agent in an inconspicuous area to make certain it won't damage the fiber or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white towel on the area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and towel for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.

Work from the edges of spot/spill to the center to prevent it from spreading.  Do not scrub! Blot and absorb as much as possible... repeat if necessary.

Continue using the first listed spotting agent as long as there is a transfer to your spotting towel. It is not necessary to use all of the listed cleaning agents if the first one removes the spot/stain.

Be patient! Complete removal of the spot/stain may require repeating the same steps several times.

As a last step to removing stains caused by sugary, sticky or soapy substances, apply HALT to eliminate the possibility of the stain reappearing later on.

Adhesive
Alcohol (beverages)
Ale
Asphalt
Beer
Beets
Berries
Betadine
Blood 
Booze
Butter
Candle Wax
Candy
Carbon
Catchup
Chalk
Cheese
Chewing Gum
Chocolate
Clay (Red)
Coffee
Colas
Colored Stains
Cooking Oils
Copier Toner
Correction fluid
Cosmetics
Cough Syrup
Crayon
Creosote
Curry
Driveway Sealer
Drywall
Eggs
Fats
Feces
Fertilizer
Filtration Lines 
Fingerprint Dust
Food Coloring
Food Dye Stains
Furniture Polish
Furniture Stains
Gelatin
Glass - Window Cleaners
Glue 
Graphite
Grass
Gravy
Gum (chewing)
Hair Dye
Hand Crème
Highlight Markers
Honey
Ice Cream
Ink
Insecticides
Iodine
Jam
Jelly
Juice stains
Ketchup
Kool Aid
Lacquer
Lipstick
Magic Marker
Makeup
Margarine
Mascara
Medicine (most)
Merthiolate
Mildew
Milk
Mold
Mustard
Nail Polish
Paint
Paraffin
Parking Lot Sealer
Peanut butter
Pee
Perfume
Plant Food
Plaster
Plumbers Putty
Pollution Stains
Pop
Potting Soil
Pumpkin
Red Clay
Red stains from foods & drinks (Red dye #40)
Rubber Cement 
Rust
Sauces
Sealer Driveway
Shellac
Shoe Polish
Soda Pop
Soft Drinks
Soil Filtration Lines 
Soot
Spackling
Starch
Sugar
Syrups
Tannin stains
Tar
Tea
Tobacco stains
Toilet bowl cleaner
Toner (copier)
Urine
Varnish
Vomit
Water Colors
Wax (Candle / Paraffin)
Window Cleaners
Wine