Review: Chemical Guys Citrus Wash CLEAR

Discussion in 'Pre Wash, Wash, Decon, Claying, Engine, Wheels, an' started by OrngeZ, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Al-53

    Al-53 Welcome to Detailing

    Any soap that has a citrus base will compromise a wax finish to a point....citrus cleaners are pretty good degreasers....

    I have used the citrus gloss wash with 1oz to 3 gallons of water and it seemed ok on the sealants...but add 1oz to a gallon and you will see tar specks on paint start to run black...

    I use it mostly for pre detail wash now..but do use it on my truck at times when I have some real grunge on it from the truck yard...lots of diesel emissions settle on the paint from truck idling all day...

    so as said its not to bad on a good sealant..but can be a little strong on a wax finish

    it is a good wash also...use as directed....

  2. Pats300zx

    Pats300zx Official DB Moderator

    I have some on the way guys. What ratio are you recommending in the foam gun or foam cannon???

    MWAUTOPRO Jedi Nuba

    well the citrus could be more expensive then the gloosing agent too....
  4. gmblack3

    gmblack3 Top 9 detailer in the US to serve you in Atlanta

    Pat, I have been using 2oz of CWG, 1oz of Z7 and the rest of my 32oz bottle with water for my foam lance. I have the setting on medium. I will try the same with the clear.

    For the most part I use this as a pre-polishing wash.
  5. SuperBee364

    SuperBee364 Birth of a Detailer

    Is this stuff still available? I really like CW&G, but the glossing and rinse agents get to be a bit of a PITA when I'm trying to do a detail prep wash. The Citrus Wash and CLEAR sounds like a much better/cheaper P21S TAW alternative than fighting with CW&G (which I've been doing for over a year).

    After polishing, I do a very thorough wash with very strong CW&G to help remove any polishing oils that might conceal any holos/defects. The rinsing/glossing agents in CW&G are so strong I end up having to do either a prepsol or IPA wipedown to get them off the paint. It sounds like the CW&C would be just the ticket.

    It's still not available on the web site, so I thought I'd check here to see if anyone has gotten any lately before I try and reach someone at CG on the phone (not always easy.)
  6. detaildoc

    detaildoc Guest

    Nice review. I recently ordered CWG.
  7. Denzil

    Denzil Guest

    Hmm, looks like I have another purchase to make. I still haven't tried my CWG but looks like I'll be having both coming my way.

    It's too bad that they don't update the website. I'd rather do my order online than over the phone.
  8. SuperBee364

    SuperBee364 Birth of a Detailer

    Me too. The last few times I've tried to get someone on the phone at CG's haven't been successful, and they don't seem to return messages.

    I'm just hoping that they do actually still have the product available, and that it wasn't just a temporary product. It really looks like it could be a contender for a cheaper alternative to TAW.
  9. Gemini13

    Gemini13 Obsessive Detailer

    Pretty sure its a call in only.

    Agreed. And dude I didn't trade you that stuff to look at. :D
  10. Denzil

    Denzil Guest

    I know, I know! I was waiting for my Meg's Shampoo Plus to get used in my foam gun and I just used the rest of it yesterday on my car, hehe. I'll be putting some CWG in my Gilmour now.

    I think I have to put in 2 oz of CWG in my foam gun with the rest being water at the C setting so I get 1/4 oz CWG per gallon of water. :shead:
  11. SuperBee364

    SuperBee364 Birth of a Detailer

    Figuring out those ratios is always a PITA, Denzil. And you do have to be fairly careful about getting it right with CW&G, cause as you know, it'll strip your LSP at higher ratios.

    In my foam cannon, I use two ounces of CW&G, one ounce of Z7, and 29 ounces of water, then set the cannon for max pickup ratio. This gives great cleaning without stripping the LSP.

    I'm sure it's different with the Gilmour, but this might give you a starting point?
  12. Gemini13

    Gemini13 Obsessive Detailer

    Someone with a lot of time on there hands should dedicate a thread to soap ratios via a foam gun. Either the Gilmour or foam cannon/gun that attaches to a pressure washer.
  13. thesacrifice

    thesacrifice Virgin Detailer

    Color me interested as well. I purchased P21s TAW out of curiousity more then necessity, as I have other products such as Megs SD and APC for everything but the paint cleansing aspect of TAW. And for how much TAW costs...I simply don't use it on paint.

    If I could load up CW in a pesticide sprayer and use it as Paul Dalton (I know...) does with TAW in his infamous detailing video, with great results prior to a detail I would be very happy. The cost to product ratio would be enormous since it uses such a small amount per gallon dilution.
  14. razr007

    razr007 Banned

    Is this the cleaner paul uses on his high end cars?
  15. PhoTuGo

    PhoTuGo Jedi Nuba

    Paul Dalton uses P21s TAW I think

    CWC is awesome stuff, so is CWG :) get both won't regret it
  16. razr007

    razr007 Banned

    p21s i know them good stuff what is the taw and cwc cwg sorry for the dumb questions
  17. PhoTuGo

    PhoTuGo Jedi Nuba

    TAW = Total Auto Wash

    CWG = Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Gloss

    CWC = Chemical Guys Citrus Wash Clear

    No worries no such things as dumb questions
  18. razr007

    razr007 Banned

    what do you think with be the best to use and can you get them in 5gal. jugs
  19. PhoTuGo

    PhoTuGo Jedi Nuba

    5L for p21s stuff and 1gal for CG stuff.

    For weekly wash ill go with CWG

    Car prep: CWC/ TAW
  20. Carn

    Carn Welcome to Detailing

    So would the CWG not be the best option for a strong pre-detail wash if I am going to be polishing after washing ? I figured the glossing agents may cause some issues but to date this is the 1st time I have seen it mentioned....

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