There is nothing else like this on the market that is designed for stripping prior to iron removal and claying the car. You also won't find this soap anywhere in the Chemical Guys catalog. They discontinued this a few years ago. After searching for an alternative, I found the other stripping soaps on the market aren't nearly as good. On a whim I called Chemical guys to see if they could make it for me. It is my hope that I can keep getting it made, but if I were you, I'd stock up to be on the safe side. I know I'll be keeping a few gallons.
When I first started sharing my detailing process on Rennlist in 2014, there was a guy that sent me his listing of preferred products to compare to what I was using. At that time I was simply adding some Adam's APC to Adam's Shampoo to aid in stripping the wax, sealant, or junk on top of whatever coating you have. He was adamant about trying Chemical Guys "Citrus Red." I bought a 16oz bottle and loved it.
This is not the same as Chemical Guy Citrus Wash & Gloss. You don't want the "Gloss" part of any soap when working toward preparing the surface for polishing. In fact, I don't want any kind of waxes or sealants in my soap. Citrus Wash, or Citrus Red as I tend to call it, is very different. This will strip most waxes or sealants but also does a good job of getting your coating surface stripped of toppers to prepare it for polishing.
You could watch the video above if you'd like, but I use this soap like so.
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