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 Post subject: Crystal Noir Wax
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Crystal Noir? That sounds mysterious ... what is it?
Well, Dodo Juice cook up this special brew for a certain customer and he sells it on under his name - Crystal Clean. I'm guessing after his daughter, Crystal. Anyway, this wax is very high in Montan Wax which makes it like Purple Haze high on crack :shock:

No, really, this stuff is like Kiwi brand shoe polish.

So, without further ado let's have a look at this wax ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1672.jpg

Now that's black :shock: :cool:
Let's poke a finger into it and see how it melts:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1673.jpg

It's a hard wax, somewhere between Purple Haze and Banana Armour in terms of solidity, but more like Purple Haze for the melting under body temperature.

On a pad?

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1675.jpg

Yep! That's black, alright :!:

Let's try it out ... I can think of no better candidate:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1678.jpg

... 50/50 with 3M tape:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1679.jpg

... and applied:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1681.jpg

... buffed and tape removed:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1683.jpg

Wow! Now that's quite a 50/50 :D

If I get chance, I'll pop down to my nearest NCP and take some multi-story glamour shots :roll:

Oh ... hang on ... CAR WAX!!! Doh! Trust me not to read the label :roll:

Okay, then ... before ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1669.jpg

... prepared with Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1670.jpg

... one coat on:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1676.jpg

Actually, the smear I have on the pad above is the amount I used on the car. It spreads VERY WELL indeed, much like Purple Haze. I evened it up afterwards into nice long stripes down the boot and left it to cure. The above picture is curing.

Buffed? Mmmmm ... that's dark!

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1684.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1686.jpg

It looked good after one coat and the darkening effects were certainly very present. After about half an hour curing (which gave me time to play with the residue on my old shoes), it came up really nice.

A good hour later, I buffed again and could see the pattern of my initial long stripes present after some further "outgassing".

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1689.jpg

Final shot?

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/cr ... CF1690.jpg

I think a coat of Banana Armour on top would do it a world of good. As I said, it is between a soft and hard wax ... well, Dodo Jucie soft and hard wax, anyway. I'll no doubt pop something over the top tomorrow.

Fun? Yes.
Better than Purple Haze? Not sure.
Use again? Yes.
Buy again? No.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:12 pm 
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Great write up as usual.

Krusty just pm'd me...can he have his shoes back :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:15 pm 
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You know what they say about big shoes, mate :lol: :oops:

You think they're long?

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pjgh wrote:
You know what they say about big shoes, mate :lol: :oops:


You have big feet :wink: :lol:

Nice review but I will stick with the Purple haze. Do they do the Crystal Noir in a full size pot and how much is it :?:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:25 pm 
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It's £21.50 for that size, making it abundantly more expensive than Supernatural :shock: I don't think a full size pot exists.

Check out http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Crystal-Cleans-Do ... 31011997QQ

... for more info. It's from't Yorkshire, too :wink:

Oh, from Dodo Juice themselves:
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/s ... ostcount=5

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:32 pm 
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Blimey, you wont fall over in a strong wind :D

I have some banana armour waiting for me in the shed, had a prod and a sniff but yet to use it.
Looking forward to it if you think it adds something to that.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:33 pm 
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We get some pretty high winds up here ... call it evolution ... adapting to nature :lol:

Dodo Juice Banana Armour, eh? Nice wax. I got a tip about "charging it", but rubbing warm fingers over the top before running a foam pad around the surface. That seems to work really well. It's a pig by bare hand.

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Actually, there's a potentially excellent 50/50 on those shoes, too. With feet that long, you can tell I'm too tall to reach down and polish them :oops:

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Thanks for taking the plunge and purchasing a pot, I was considering purchasing it, but for me it’s a bit too expensive for just 30ml.

I shall be eagerly awaiting some multi-story glamour shots as well as some nice beading pics :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:33 am 
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pjgh wrote:
You know what they say about big shoes, mate :lol: :oops:

You think they're long?

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lol I can't believe were debating the size of a shoe on a car cleaning forum :lol: For the record, they don’t look that big mate. I’m guessing a size 11?


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Nice one - was just reading about this over on DW.

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charlie53 wrote:
lol I can't believe were debating the size of a shoe on a car cleaning forum :lol: For the record, they don’t look that big mate. I’m guessing a size 11?


Yeah, size 11 - without sounding too ghey, I have a thing for pointy shoes :oops: Must be the old Goth still in there somewhere :lol:

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Nice one - was just reading about this over on DW.


You did say to report how it faired in the long term :lol:

... erm ... I think I need to define a new scale of durability for myself - the PJGH Scale of Durability :oops: If it stays on the car for more than a week, it must be awesome!!! :twisted:

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I hope you did the other half of the shoes Paul :lol:

Very strange to use a wax so dark, but it looks great in the pics.


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Hey "newbie", nice to have you back :D

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Yeah, welcome to CYC Tony@Cherished :D

The wax is curiously dark, but it spread really well and buffed off nicely without too much "sweating". I could just see shadows of the application the following day, but that buffed off easily. It's a wax I'd certainly use again, but I doubt I'd buy it against, say, Purple Haze.

I think once the product is buffed, the actual colour does remain. Other darkening waxes, like Meg's #26, do so by polarising the light through clever polymers, I think. This was does actually darken, but oddly not reduce gloss.

It is very much like shoe polish, though :lol:

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