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Old 08-02-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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'Citrus degreaser' - what is it?

I quite often read of people using ‘degreaser’ or ‘citrus degreaser’ during the wash stage.

What does this do that snow foam, washing, claying, APC and Tar/bug remover doesn’t?
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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I quite often read of people using ‘degreaser’ or ‘citrus degreaser’ during the wash stage.

What does this do that snow foam, washing, claying, APC and Tar/bug remover doesn’t?
Citrus degreaser is a degreaser that is made often from Limonene a citrus based product, and can be used on the lower section of paintwork to remove road grease and tar , as it is a strong solvent I would be surprised if wax coatings resist it's wrath.
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Agreed it is rather stong, I had some in a regular plastic spray bottle which somehow cracked and the whole lot leaked out the bottom!!

Don't know if there was already a weak point in the bottle but one things for sure that it wasn't leaking when I first looked at it! Must be pretty strong to affect the plastic like that, makes me think twice using it where I don't want the wax stripped off. Very effective on wheel arch liners IMO though, heavily soiled engine bays too - just dont leave it on too long
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only a degreaser with raw materials for me, top quality naturally found ingredients and it is bob on.
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a citrus degreaser is something like Valet Pro Orange Pre Wash, or Autobrite Citrus Snow foam, or infact anything with citrus or orange in its name. They are normally alkaline in nature but only around 9-10 on the PH scale. No where near as strong as the TFR's and snow foam available.

they are very useful for cleaning the lower doors, wheel arches, etc.
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dont buy it, i got valet pro citrus bunk, sprayed it on mixed with water, no standout results, then did a 50/50 with neat citrus, jetwashed the two side by side areas and no difference, the jetwash removed the both sides the same, still leaving a thin film, my car was very dirty and has been waxed, a quick handwash of both areas was done and exactly the same removed from each test areas, if your car is waxed i think its pointless, try a sample before you buy bulk
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Thanks for the replies! Useful info.

What I really want to understand is why use degreaser rather than an APC and tar remover or clay bar? It seems like an unnecessary step. What can it do that these stages don’t do? I was under the impression that e.g tardis and clay would remove road grease and tar.
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Thanks for the replies! Useful info.

What I really want to understand is why use degreaser rather than an APC and tar remover or clay bar? It seems like an unnecessary step. What can it do that these stages don’t do? I was under the impression that e.g tardis and clay would remove road grease and tar.
If you wash the car regular like weekly,the road grease won't have time to become a problem.
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This there any difference between Citrus degreaser and Megs super degreaser??
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This there any difference between Citrus degreaser and Megs super degreaser??

the megs isn't citrus based
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