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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beardmore View Post
    car looks good, nattys is very good for the money, done with waxing now as collinite should see it through for 6 months,i'm thinking of selling up tbh as i've had a go in a 540 m sport today and have fallen in love, time for a change

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beardmore View Post
    Heres some pictures from a afternoons work last weekend, i applied dodo's lime prime lite, then blackhole, and finally topped with 2x coats of collinite 476s and its completley blown the dodo juice purple haze and supernatural out of the water
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    that looks the dogs
    i find it's the lp that really does the work in the gloss stakes. leaves the paint very slick. the wax adds that bit extra to the lp which is similar to a glaze.
    once i've used my purple haze, like you i was unimpressed with the finish,beading and the durability
    at the moment mine has one coat of fk1000p, and topped with one coat of megs 16" paste wax.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockape View Post
    that looks the dogs
    i find it's the lp that really does the work in the gloss stakes. leaves the paint very slick. the wax adds that bit extra to the lp which is similar to a glaze.
    once i've used my purple haze, like you i was unimpressed with the finish,beading and the durability
    at the moment mine has one coat of fk1000p, and topped with one coat of megs 16" paste wax.
    going over the lp,with a proper dedicated glaze definatley work imo, the lp cleans the bh gives it the nice shine back ready for wax, the fk1000p and megs 16" are borh supposed to be really good products, not sure you need to use both though, but whatever works
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beardmore View Post
    car looks good, nattys is very good for the money, done with waxing now as collinite should see it through for 6 months,i'm thinking of selling up tbh as i've had a go in a 540 m sport today and have fallen in love, time for a change
    i currently have a 540i m sport and its the best car i have ever had, even better than my 1997 m3.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kadvr6 View Post
    i currently have a 540i m sport and its the best car i have ever had, even better than my 1997 m3.
    yeah its a must have once i sell my m3,so luxurious and fast, win win as far as i'm concerned
     
     

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    I'm a fan of dodo juice but must admit that the hard waxes can be a bit of a pain and are prone to leaving holograms. I tend to favour poorboys machine applied stuff now although the girlfriend still uses purple haze on her car.

    I think mine has been particularly troublesome because it's black so pretty much everytime I try to wax the car the paintwork is too hot. That's where poorboys is so good: same results regardless of temperature.

    I do love dodojuice wheel cleaner / car shampoo / clay lube though. (not sure about the red mist tropical quick detailer though as that also seems to cause hologramming).

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    Last edited by sjflat; 22-09-2010 at 12:50. Reason: sorry.. red mist detailer, not clay lube!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjflat View Post
    I'm a fan of dodo juice but must admit that the hard waxes can be a bit of a pain and are prone to leaving holograms. I tend to favour poorboys machine applied stuff now although the girlfriend still uses purple haze on her car.

    I think mine has been particularly troublesome because it's black so pretty much everytime I try to wax the car the paintwork is too hot. That's where poorboys is so good: same results regardless of temperature.

    I do love dodojuice wheel cleaner / car shampoo / clay lube though. (not sure about the red mist tropical clay lube though as that also seems to cause hologramming).

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    thanks for the input but i'm afaid you're flogging a dead horse trying to convince me about dodo products, they just aint up to the hype plain and simple, application was the only issue i didn't have with the waxes but the finish was average at best purple haze would easily be outclassed by nattys blue or collinite, which are half the price, supernatural worked ok, but was still only a so so finish, again outclassed by a wax half its price and my current favorite vics concours
     
     

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    worth a read, you'll be as surprised as i was, when you see how 476 came out in the durability stakes.

    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...light=wax+test
     
     

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    excellent report rockape..thanks for that..noticed collonite marque d"elegance came second..i will console myself that in a few other tests done elsewhere the only wax which came close too it was in fact collonite 476..the one i use..autoglym hd does definately come highly recomended in many magazines...i would normally wax every 3-6months..or depending on the beading quality after downpours..wax too much and the car clouds up resembling a candle
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beardmore View Post
    thanks for the input but i'm afaid you're flogging a dead horse trying to convince me about dodo products, they just aint up to the hype plain and simple, application was the only issue i didn't have with the waxes but the finish was average at best purple haze would easily be outclassed by nattys blue or collinite, which are half the price, supernatural worked ok, but was still only a so so finish, again outclassed by a wax half its price and my current favorite vics concours
    Not trying to convince you, just saying what works for me.

    I think what people use has a lot to do with how much effort they want to put in, the final finsh they're after (I'm thinking polymer vs carnauba here), whether they wax outside or inside and what colour/hardness of paint they have. Like I say, dodo wax doesn't really work for me but the girlfriend loves it.

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