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Old 14-02-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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Overkill Or Not.

Hi everyone, need some advice So its my Birthday Sunday and i know i have a few AF goodies on their way in the form of Citrus Power, Oblitarate and Iron Out…

My question is - Would it be overkill using all 3 products in my pre wash stage?

Im thinking the answer to my Question is NO? presumably each product does its own thing and all 3 together can only mean good things… right?

Also got a snow foam kit coming from Autobrite plus a soon to be made purchase of clay I'm hoping that my next wash will be my best yet

Appreciate any feedback and advice anyone can give me

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Old 14-02-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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In a word, No. Each is doing a slightly different task.

You don't need to use each on every wash though.
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Yes pretty much overkill imo. Save citrus power for when the car has protection on it.

Obliterate will strip everything off usually and i would use it before clay so the clay won't pick up much tar.

Iron out is great once in a while, especially on wheels.
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Entirely depends on your car's condition, but as stated they serve different purposes -

CP for dirt, Oblitarate for Tar and Iron out for fallout - use them in that sequence if you need to.
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Cheers guys, well with the weather being as bad as it has been of late and not being able to give the car a good clean i thought id give it a good going over… These products won't or more importantly shouldn't be needed every wash if i get this next wash done properly There is quite a bit of tar build up on the lower half so Oblitarate will come in hand for that, Iron Out for the wheels and Citrus Power over the rest of the car… this should leave it all nice for a quick foam before claying


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Yes pretty much overkill imo. Save citrus power for when the car has protection on it.

Obliterate will strip everything off usually and i would use it before clay so the clay won't pick up much tar.

Iron out is great once in a while, especially on wheels.
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Yea i thinks its a little overkll. I think your best method is going to be.

Citrus pre-wash
Wash car
Iron x
Tar
clay
Wash car
Wax


The iron x and tar remover take a few minutes to get rid of all the contanminants and if mixed may dilute the soultion.
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Just out of interest and this is a genuine question and not me trying to be funny…. If they serve different purposes how can it be overkill? Presumably if i had two products doing the same job that would be overkill right??


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Entirely depends on your car's condition, but as stated they serve different purposes -

CP for dirt, Oblitarate for Tar and Iron out for fallout - use them in that sequence if you need to.
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Just out of interest and this is a genuine question and not me trying to be funny…. If they serve different purposes how can it be overkill? Presumably if i had two products doing the same job that would be overkill right??
Because tar remover only needs using when there's tar to remove (not to be condescending!) And Iron out would only need using every 6 months or so depending on where you live/ drive. Neither are needed regularly and tar remover would also remove your wax too depending on what wax it is.
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I don't see it as condescending, i have asked for peoples opinions so I'm glad people have taken the time to reply.. i did mention that there is quite a build up of Tar, never really tackled tar before hence the my purchase.. the wheels are also pretty dirty at the moment and will no doubt benefit hugely from the Iron Out as I've never done this before…

Im wanting to get the car as stripped of any wax it may have on it so i can get it spotless and a fresh coating of wax applied

I appreciate everyone's opinions, i know how to clean a car I'm just a little new to the vast amount of products - I've had plenty of experience with the majority buts its the products i haven't that i need advice with

Hoping i get a nice weekend soon so i can get to work.


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Cheers guys, well with the weather being as bad as it has been of late and not being able to give the car a good clean i thought id give it a good going over… These products won't or more importantly shouldn't be needed every wash if i get this next wash done properly There is quite a bit of tar build up on the lower half so Oblitarate will come in hand for that, Iron Out for the wheels and Citrus Power over the rest of the car… this should leave it all nice for a quick foam before claying
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Because tar remover only needs using when there's tar to remove (not to be condescending!) And Iron out would only need using every 6 months or so depending on where you live/ drive. Neither are needed regularly and tar remover would also remove your wax too depending on what wax it is.
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Because tar remover only needs using when there's tar to remove (not to be condescending!) And Iron out would only need using every 6 months or so depending on where you live/ drive. Neither are needed regularly and tar remover would also remove your wax too depending on what wax it is.
Never said it was overkill mate. I just said that it depends on your car's condition, which you have elaborated in the later post, so go ahead.

Oops, sorry - wrong post quoted.
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