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Thread: Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

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    Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

    I'm about to finish my first gallon of rapid remover. It is by far the most impressive adhesive remover I've ever used.

    I've heard several detailers recommend Schaeffer's citrol degreaser due to the fact that it utilizes similar citrus solvents. Although it appears Citrol can actually be diluted which I find appealing. I can get a gallon of Citrol or rapid remover for virtually the same price. If anyone has had experience with either of these solvents or can recommend something even better to buy (by the gallon) I would really appreciate your feedback. Thank you!!!

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    Re: Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

    I bought two gallons of Meguiars degreaser. Used on my SIL Honda Fit this morning to soften and remove baked on road tar

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    Re: Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

    thanks for the response. what was your dilution? In my experience D108 super degreaser doesn't touch road tar or adhesive residue.
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    Re: Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

    I was surprised that Meguiars degreaser was able to soften and remove baked on road tar

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    Re: Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

    Not sure if you have come across this channel, but look up "Dallas Paint Correction & Auto Detailing" on youtube and there is a guy named Scott who has videos of using citrol for adhesive, bug guts, tar, and even removing water spots. Judging from the videos it seems to be highly effective.

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    Re: Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

    Quote Originally Posted by SNP209 View Post
    Not sure if you have come across this channel, but look up "Dallas Paint Correction & Auto Detailing" on youtube and there is a guy named Scott who has videos of using citrol for adhesive, bug guts, tar, and even removing water spots. Judging from the videos it seems to be highly effective.
    I have seen some of his videos

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    Re: Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

    Citrol sounds similar to the product that I use called MPC Orange Solv.

    I use it close to straight for things like tar, grease, oil, gum, ink, and adhesive removal.

    It's my favorite nasty interior cleaner using at around 4-6 oz per gallon.

    You have to be somewhat cautious with it. Not really anymore than like using strong alkaline APC, but these citrus solvent cleaners make most APCs seem weak in comparison.
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    Re: Citrol vs Rapid Remover for removing baked on Tar, Sap, and Adhesives

    Citrol has caused me to discard virtually every bug, tar, and adhesive remover I had....and I had lots. I keep Citrol diluted 3:1 for stubborn carpet, and I use it straight for bug and tar. I keep Rapid Remover as I feel it's still stronger than Citrol straight. Usually though, Citrol takes care of it 90% of the time.

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