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I don't have the aquamate shampoo that is recommended for the rainbow e2 aquamate floor cleaner. what is safe to use with it?

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    Rocky May 11, 2010

    Please clarify if this is a liquid you need? If yes then if this is for carpet or floor? If this is shampoo attachment - are you looking for the unit to wash floors or carpets?
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Any shampoo made for extractor type machines will work fine, or mix liquid laundry soap 50-50 with water (after all, you AREwashing fabric}

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