Detailing Citrus and Snow foam washes no longer for me

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by wanner69, Saturday 24th Dec, 2016.

  1. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Ok guys here's a little review on Koch Chemie Greenstar product. After trying various prewashes as citruses and snowfoams over the years I've always maintained that these products don't really remove much more dirt than just plain water through the pressure washer. Yes there is a slight difference but not enough to warrant forking out ££ for if there's not a massive difference.
    A white car is the best example to show you my findings after a quick trial test.
    Pics below to show you and in order of trial.
    So here is the rear end of my car to show what I started with.
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    On the left side only, Valet pro citrus 1:6 applied with pump sprayer and left to soak for 5 mins then pressure washed off
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    Dirt was very much still present so Bilt Hamber foam applied through lance on left side again.
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    Results on left side
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    Still plenty of dirt remaining on the paint surface. 50/50 of prewashed left side and untouched right side so yes there is a difference but I plain old water I believe would have given me similar results to the left.
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    Now for the Koch Chemie Greenstar product. I decided to try it at a ratio of 1:10 and see what effect it had on my current lsp which is a d€f1initive development wax.
    Again applied through a pump sprayer and left to soak for 5 mins
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    Resulting in a massive cleaning difference
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    Remember the left side, VP followed by Bilt Hamber
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    So in conclusion, citrus and foam washes removed about 50% of the dirt, Greenstar removed 90%. As for my lsp it's still going strong. I may even dilute further next time and see what the results are again. Overall very happy and needless to say I will not be buying or using snow foams and citrus products again. Greenstar gave me the nearest touchless wash that I'll ever get.
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    Thanks
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Good review mate, not a fan of that marque :gohonda: Thanks for this I too have believed for too long pre-washes are waste of time. I will get some Greenstar.

    Thank You:salute:
     
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  3. Harvey Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That's an awesome product review and might invest in some of this for my dad, who isn't a huge fan of washing cars.

    That's a lovely Jag by the way. I know some don't like that marque, but I love all cars (except certain German brands when driven by idiots)
     
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  4. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    good review mate but have to agree with @Ichiban :gohonda: only but everyone to there own...
     
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  5. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    I've had Hondas in the past, but a decent sports car they don't do now, well apart from the NSX
     
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  6. jazzway Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Wow! Thanks for the review!
     
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