counterpunch and panda before and after truck wash soap


Step 2 Panda is a high pH truck wash soap that makes removing dirt easy on polished aluminum. It has a excellent foam profile and attacks bugs and greases. Works well in a 2 Step process. It can also work in a 1 Step touchless wash process for a basic, 55-mph clean.

    • Safe on polished aluminum & painted surfaces
    • Strong foam profile for maximum penetration
    • Breaks down carbon-based oils and grease
    • Compatible in 1-step or 2-step truck wash
    • Formulated without phosphate salts


      High pH 2nd Step for Polished Vehicles
      1 Step Washing or Brushing
      Can be used in a foamer
      Pairs well with Counterpunch or Evershine

      Size Options

      275 Gallon Tote
      55 Gallon Drum
      5 Gallon Pail
      Bulk or Kit Form


      “All I can say is wow! I use Hydro-Chem products now and will never use any other brand of soap again! I’ve been washing trucks for 13 years and switching over to using HCS’s soaps has been the single best decision I’ve ever made without a doubt.”

      –Austin, Mobile Fleet Customer

      “Hydro-Chem is the best of the best. If you’re in the pressure washing business I highly recommend contacting or visiting their facility for all your chemical and equipment needs. Hydro-Chem sets the bar with their detergent solutions, you cannot find better cleaners at better prices anywhere.”

      –Scott Schumacher

      “We were nervous at first, but after our first dump truck we cleaned, my shoulders, and body and the scrub brush were grateful we took the time to call these guys. We have never been happier or more profitable.”

      –Ruben Paredes

      Excellent customer service! Their chemicals and their 2-step gun are the perfect combination for fleet washing. We couldn’t be happier with their products.

      Ron Mccain

      “Hydro-Chem has been very helpful since the first day we walked through their door. They are very knowledgeable about soap and seem to have whatever we need. I look forward to a long-term working relationship.



      Step 1: Low pH Pre-soak

      Apply a Step 1 pre-soak to your vehicle, bottom to top. The acidic mixture will help neutralize static, unbinding road film from the surface. Counterpunch is a popular choice.

      Step 2: High pH Soap

      Blanket the vehicle with your Step 2 Panda soap directly on top of your Step 1 low pH presoak. Apply bottom to top.


      Rinse the truck, top to bottom.

      Simple and innovative cleaning solutions that help you clean more in less time. Let our experts find the right solution for your fleet washing needs.