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#1036 Mark M.K

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:57 PM

What tester did you go for?

Was called purple haze i think :lol: didn't want the hard wax, so went for a soft one

When i tried to open the pot this morning, i almost broke my arm in trying to unscrew the lid! :lol:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 04:38 PM

Whats the difference in the soft wax and hard wax in the Dodo waxes?

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:13 PM

To be honest, the whole colour charging thing is just a bit of a gimmick i think. I own 9 panel pots :ph34r: and the differences are very slight.

The difference between a soft and hard wax ... well, i think soft waxes are easier to apply by hand as the wax melts onto your fingers for ease of use. They are also a lot more oily and i think give a better depth to the paint. Hard waxes however, are easier to apply in the sense of avoiding product wastage and i believe give a little longer durability than a soft wax.

A panel pot will easily cover your whole car 4 or 5 times. Maybe as much as double that if used thinly and correctly.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:16 AM

Think Ill go for a panel pot with soft for white, tho looking at that website not sure if I can choose the colour.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:52 AM

I highly recommend Purple Haze on white paint - firstly it gives great results and secondly being able to see the purple makes application much more straightforward.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:01 AM

Thanks Dan..ill jsut go for that in a Panel Tub to see what its like, think should get a few coats from it at least!

#1042 Mark M.K

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:37 PM

I've found a good shampoo which don't strip any wax from the car, and halfords sell it. It's Zymol natural car wash. Costs 6.99, and its great! Far better than anything else i've used.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 05:32 PM

Afternoon all.

Just finished giving my tardis a once over, my method was:-

Rinse with water
Mitt wash with meguires gold class
Rinse off
Dry with water magnet
2 layers of poorboys black hole glaze
2 layers of poorboys natty paste wax
Tires conditioned with poorboys
Trim done with meguires trim black
Rain X on windows

No interior clean this time as I did it only a week ago!

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#1044 Mark M.K

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:22 PM

For anybody who is unsure of using Dodo Juice, it really is the best wax i've ever used! Also like the finger mitts they do :lol: makes applying wax very easy! Method we used today was clay bar the whole car, then go over with a fine coating of Purple haze. The shine is like nothing i've seen before - and this was on the parents car. :)

Forget any other wax company, just use Dodo Juice - expensive yes, but worth it

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:17 PM

I've found a good shampoo which don't strip any wax from the car, and halfords sell it. It's Zymol natural car wash. Costs 6.99, and its great! Far better than anything else i've used.


Just picked up a bottle of this, has a great smell, now just need a few more bits and I'll be able to give my new to me Fiesta a nice wash and wax.

Plan is to give it a good clean and wax a couple of times a year and a regular wash & dry with maybe quick detailer application.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:15 PM

For anybody who is unsure of using Dodo Juice, it really is the best wax i've ever used! Also like the finger mitts they do :lol: makes applying wax very easy! Method we used today was clay bar the whole car, then go over with a fine coating of Purple haze. The shine is like nothing i've seen before - and this was on the parents car. :)

Forget any other wax company, just use Dodo Juice - expensive yes, but worth it


Errr, I think Swissvax and a few others would disagree here ;)

Wait until you get a tub of Best of Show - it's even better.

#1047 Mark M.K

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:56 PM

Errr, I think Swissvax and a few others would disagree here ;)

Wait until you get a tub of Best of Show - it's even better.


There is no way im paying 160 for that wax!!! I don't care how good it is, can stay on the shelf at that price :lol:

I've noticed they do a wax for almost 600...think i'll pass :)

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:12 PM

A small Paraphrase of Mark M.K. over the time I've known him...

"The Zetec is plenty enough for me. Anyone who buys a Titanium is a muppet for spending that much on a Fiesta."

Cue - Mark buys a Titanium with all the toys.

"Clay kits are dangerous and a waste of time."

Cue - Marks starts claying and realises the benefits.

"Dodo Juice are overpriced and can't possibly be worth it."

Cue - Mark buys Purple Haze and loves it.

"160 for a wax? You must be joking!"

Cue - ?

:lol: ;)

#1049 Mark M.K

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:44 PM

:lol: that may be the case, but really - im not spending that much on a small pot of wax. Still not sure if i wanna pay 30 for dodo juice yet :P

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:35 PM

Just for you Mark ...

http://www.monzacarc...rnauba-glaze/0/

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