Hi guys - I had a new order from CYC arrive today (thank you very much, BTW ... great service as usual
) and of course I rushed home full turbo to try out a couple of the contents on my Mrs' car, namely Chemical Guys Pete's 53 and Dodo Juice Red Mist.
As usual for my reviews, I'm going to show you a succession of photographs that look exactly the same ... and this time they do, so you'll have to read the blurb in between
Now go and fetch your glasses
I prepared the surface with a spritz of Autobright Waterless Car Wash (yes, you red that right LOL) and a smear of Car-Lack68 NSC for the cleaning and so that was buffed off pretty much straight away since I did not really want the sealant to cure on.
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0967.jpg
First up was the new wax I've been really looking forward to trying out:
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0968.jpg
... and no, that pad is NOT sitting on the ground - it is on the white inner lid from the pot. First impressions of this wax were that is does faintly smell of coconut, but there's a lot more chemical smells mixed in there. It not as downright gorgeous-smelling as, say, Pinnacle Sourveran but it does smell pretty good. It melts nicely when you run your fingers around inside and has a really creamy feel to it. Lurvely
Here's one very thin coat applied ... no, really, there's a coat on there curing
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0969.jpg
... and buffed:
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0970.jpg
This is GOOD
I can't pretend to see anything major happening to the paint, but it's gone on really thin and it comes off sooooo easily. I used that yellow applicator and buffed off with a EuroW towel.
Let's pop another coat on:
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0971.jpg
... and buff off:
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0972.jpg
I know I should have waited, but I think my first coat was too thin because this time I think I can see a slight darkness and like some waxes, the very very fine scratches that I still have become kind of pronounced. I'm not too worried because I'm sure it will disappear as the wax fully cures out.
Yeah, I like it - dead easy to use, nice to own, fairly tactile pot and all round a nice experience.
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0973.jpg
I'm really going to enjoy this wax, I'm sure ...
Once again, I know I should leave that wax to really cure but I wanted to try out the Dodo Juice Red Mist product.
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0975.jpg
Wow! I am impressed
This is exactly the kind of apres douche
spray I have been looking for
I made the beginner mistake of going: spritz ... spritz ... spritz over half of the boot and then trying to wipe it
There is some kind of ester in there that evaporates very quickly and the best method is to spritz and wipe over straight away. Again, I used a EuroW towel and this seemed to work okay. I wonder if an alternative method might be to "prime" one of those yellow pads and then spritz the paint, spreading with the applicator?
Immediately, the clarity of the paint was dramatically boosted ... not that you can see it here, but anyway
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0974.jpg
The spray head is very fine and even after a good few spritzes (probably far too many), the bottle hardly appears to have been touched. The smell is not at all nice from the bottle, but once dispensed there is a faint je ne sait quoi
hanging in the air; pleasant.
If beading is as good as I hope, this really is going to be a fantastic product for me ... and I've no reason not to think that it will, since it has in every other review I've read. I also have Dodo Juice Sour Power to try on my next wash, when I will use the Red Mist spray all over the car.
Final glamour shot?
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/do ... CF0977.jpg
Read on for some notes on beading and better pictures in the sun:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/vie ... 1640#51640
... and read on further for some notes on what it's like in the rain and drying itself off in the sun:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/vie ... 2038#52038
In a word, this is one fantastic wax!