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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Dodo Juice's liquid sealant.

It comes in a 100ml bottle, scant instructions, other than to apply to one panel at a time and buff once dried. Sound advice.

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I began by washing and priming with Dodo Juice Supernatural Micro Prime. Heeding the instructions, I sealed one panel, left it to cure and buffed off the residue, repeating all around the car.

The product applies easy enough, just like any liquid sealant, but is quite transparent ... until it cures, indicating time to remove. Simply buffing does the trick, but you can often be left with shadows where the high spots were, so it's good practice to go over the initial application in straight long lines before it cures. Leave it too long and it's a bear to remove unless ... you read the instructions and mist with some water.

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Application was straightforward, buffing was straightforward, but it doesn't feel like the effortless waxes from Dodo Juice. It can actually be some quite hard work ... especially in colder weather with a falling dew point and application marks becoming visible all over the car. Fresh towel and lots more buffing later ... perfect.

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In summary ...

Less fun than Dodo Juice's waxes. Beading, resistance to muck will be seen.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:15 am 
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Interesting, I've never had much joy with liquid LSP, they are either too easy and this shows up in poor longevity or, they're just pants.

Will be interested to see muck repellency and longevity report from you Paul.

Black Saab is looking gorgeous as ever :cool:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:28 pm 
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... here's the first rain, and a couple of beading shots:

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It might be more like sheeting once washed.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:43 pm 
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:lol: yes, mine beads beautifully when clean, unfortunately it's covered in all the cack from a trip up to Appleby this week.

That doesn't look too promising though, very flat and wide water droplets you have there.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:22 pm 
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I can't say I'm too interested in sitting this one out ... it's a sealant and it may well be doing its job, but I wasn't overawed with the looks after application nor with the looks thereafter.

Good for me, Luke88 dropped me off a wax to try. Bouncer's 'Capture the Rapture'. I've enjoyed his '22' wax, but this appears to be an oilier one. It'll go over Iron Gloss no worries and even if it's lacking in longevity itself, at least there's a layer of sealant beneath.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:24 pm 
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I know what you mean Paul.

I've just got a pot of britemax vantage so eyes open for me using that.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Used my Iron Gloss on the Escort, this weekend; applied on top of the previously applied NSC + LLS. Found it very easy to apply and remove, maybe the earlier application of LLS helped :-k

Looking to apply SN Hybrid wax this coming weekend and then finish of with some DJ waxes after that.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:46 pm 
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I think it would have done ... I recall applying some wax or other and then reporting how easy it was to use, contrary to pretty much all other reports ... later to wonder whether applying over the Car-Lack base was anything to do with it.

As a base sealant, I think it's okay.

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