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Old 08-28-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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What is Snappy Clean (or the like) actually?

I have used Snappy Clean and its awesome. I see that DP or Wolfgang or someone also sells a very similar (probably the same) yellow powder in an 8 oz tub.

Do any sleuths out there know what the yellow powder actually is????? My guess is that its some industrial degreaser powder that can probably be bought for 1/10 the price from a janitorial supply place. I'd be quite surprised if Lake Country has some chemical engineer inventing special yellow powders for them. Most likely they take 55 gallon drums of some powder and have it repacked for them into 1.25 ounce packets........

So my goal is to find out who makes the "raw material" or something like it.....I looked at Home Depot and didn't see anything similar.

Anyone out there with any angle on this?
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i'm thinking it has something that actually bonds to the polish particles to remove them. it turned my 106FF into red stains on some of my pads, so i've stopped using it
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I have used Snappy Clean and its awesome. I see that DP or Wolfgang or someone also sells a very similar (probably the same) yellow powder in an 8 oz tub.

Do any sleuths out there know what the yellow powder actually is????? My guess is that its some industrial degreaser powder that can probably be bought for 1/10 the price from a janitorial supply place. I'd be quite surprised if Lake Country has some chemical engineer inventing special yellow powders for them. Most likely they take 55 gallon drums of some powder and have it repacked for them into 1.25 ounce packets........

So my goal is to find out who makes the "raw material" or something like it.....I looked at Home Depot and didn't see anything similar.

Anyone out there with any angle on this?
The Lake Country Snappy Clean Pad Cleaner is a citrus based degreaser that is specially designed to safely clean your pads. It can help remove the left over polish, sealant, wax, etc. Best of all it doesn't degrade the pad at all so they remain safe and effective to use while buffing your paint. The only other product I use in substitute of this is the P21S Total Auto Wash - 1000 ml Kit. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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when i ran out of the snappy pad cleaner i just used some Dawn dish soap...
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One time I used CG Grime Reaper, it worked very well but it seemed to be a bit harsh on the pads. I think heavily diluted it wouldn't be too bad. Now I just use TAW dilluted or simple green dilluted.
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The Lake Country Snappy Clean Pad Cleaner is a citrus based degreaser that is specially designed to safely clean your pads. It can help remove the left over polish, sealant, wax, etc. Best of all it doesn't degrade the pad at all so they remain safe and effective to use while buffing your paint. The only other product I use in substitute of this is the P21S Total Auto Wash - 1000 ml Kit. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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How is your talk coming along with that vendor to sell in bulk?
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How is your talk coming along with that vendor to sell in bulk?
Yeah thanks for the description of what Snappy Clean is, but my question was more along the lines of SmokeNFly......there's got to be a way to get this yellow powder cheaper than buying it in little 1.25 oz packets for $1.50. As I said before, I'd bet strongly that Lake Country is just having this yellow stuff co-packed by some cleaners/solvents/chemicals company and its an off-the-shelf product. I doubt it is some special formulation.

I tried Palmolive dish soap and was not impressed. Maybe Dawn is stronger, but in my attempt the blue pad still had some gunk and dirt on it after working the Palmolive thru it and rinsing. But I let it marinate overnight in Snappy Clean and when I picked it out, it looked brand new before even rinsing. The Snappy Clean is good stuff.
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I sent a follow up e-mail to my supplier and I'll report back when I hear something.

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