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.
mark beardmore (18-09-2010)
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).
Last edited by sjflat; 22-09-2010 at 11:50. Reason: sorry.. red mist detailer, not clay lube!
mark beardmore (21-09-2010)
worth a read, you'll be as surprised as i was, when you see how 476 came out in the durability stakes.
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
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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