Dodo Juice Need for Speed
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Author:  pjgh [ Sat May 16, 2009 8:33 pm ]
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'evening guys and gals - after missing my regular car wash last weekend due to rotary polishing practice, I got to wash the black car this evening.

I wanted to try out a new product, Dodo Juice Need for Speed and used it on the bonnet. Having washed the car with Dodo Juice Sour Power, I dried off and gave the panel a good wipe over with a EuroW towel.

This product claims to clean, polish and wax in one product - so, an AIO, then :wink:

I applied the Dodo Juice Need for Speed product with a SonĂ¼s Professional hand applicator on the black side, initially, flipped over to the yellow side and at the end used the black side to even up.

Application was a doddle - just wipe on. I took the opportunity to work it in well in the hope of some good cleansing and a light polish. There is a very good long work time and plenty of time to lightly even up the product with some neat lines to leave to dry. Buffing off was easy, too - the product just came away leaving a pleasing finish.

... here's the kind of effect - clear and bright, but with a good depth:

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Closer inspection had me wondering if the cleansing power is "all that". I headed back in and pulled out Serious Performance Paint Cleanser (a pure cleanser), Dodo Juice Lime Prime and good old AG SRP. After a small application of each, the panel did look better cleansed with Serious Performance Paint Cleanser really doing a good job and AG SRP looking really good, but sterile against the Dodo Juice Need for Speed finish.

I wipe over those areas again with Dodo Juice Need for Speed and decided to leave it at that and see what this forthcoming rain looks like on the finish.

In summary, yes, it's a good product - the look is clean, bright and with some depth and application gave a near creaking/light creaking sound when well worked, so I guess the light polishes in there are doing their thing.

For well maintained cars, where a quick clean up and wax is all you want; even for regular use, this product is really good. Comparisons to other AIOs, like Klasse AIO, Car-Lack68 NSC, AG SRP or even UDS are a little futile since they're all sealant finishes whereas this product leave a waxy finish that does lend some depth. It put me most in mind of Mother's Carnauba Cleaner Wax.

Colour - deep orange/brown.
Scent - there's something, but you only get hints of something while working it.
Look - deep, but also bright and clear.
Feel - Not overly slick, but certainly not creaking.

I'll leave you with some eye candy :wink:

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Hopefully, I will be able to report on beading soon enough with the rain we're expecting and follow up later with some thoughts after the next shampoo wash.

Author:  pjgh [ Sat May 16, 2009 9:48 pm ]
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Woo! Hoo! It's rained - great beading. Not sensational, like Chemical Guys Pete's 53, but great nevertheless. We're talking up to 1cm diameter, nice and round and upright. Much akin to Collinite 915, actually. Superb! :cool:

Author:  Fastkwak [ Sat May 16, 2009 11:17 pm ]
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Its funny that you should make the comparison with the Mothers carnuba cos i brought a small sample bottle back from the states last year and when i got the dodo nfs i thought the two compared very well with the dodo just edging the depth and the mothers just a little more durable . but bearing in mind that it is an all in one the finish is not too far behind a pure wax imho glad you got to give it a go though .


Author:  pjgh [ Sat May 16, 2009 11:52 pm ]
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Yeah, thanks mate! It is actually a product that I am likely to continue with and use it as intended - when the weather is threatening and you want to get something down before the heavens open.

I have a nearly full bottle of Mothers Carnauba Cleaner Wax and found I could improve the looks by mixing about 1/3 of the volume of Meguiars NXT Tech Wax in. I never really got on with Meguiars NXT Tech Wax, but for increasing depth it did a great job blended with the Mothers Carnauba Cleaner Wax - here's a link to some of my madcap Guinness-fuelled blending exercises: ... 2422#p2422 :oops:

Author:  Fastkwak [ Sun May 17, 2009 12:21 am ]
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Yes the Megs NXT can be a bit funny depends on the car and paint .i have a black magic Octavia Vrs and find it leaves a nice finish but i have found it goes a bit patchy ( if thats the word to explain it) on some other black cars i have applied it to ,last wednesdays Honda CRV was possibly the worst i have seen it react (i only put it on a small area as part of my ongoing experiment with it ) and i can deffo say it doesnt like honda or mazda black metallics but looks good on vag and renault paints hmmnn a bit odd is this nxt stuff. but back to the mothers it was good but i think i would prefer the need for speed but if time permits i would go for Carlack NSC followed by a good wax of which i am enjoying the nattys blue at the mo .

Author:  arclight [ Sun May 17, 2009 12:37 am ]
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Superb results (as ever!) mate - I like NFS for a quick'ish clean - although I use it with Born to be Mild - maybe I should try it with Sour Power :?

Author:  Fastkwak [ Sun May 17, 2009 12:42 am ]
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Hmmnn Arclight i sense another order making its way to Tim he he he


Author:  pjgh [ Sun May 17, 2009 12:47 am ]
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arclight wrote:
Superb results (as ever!) mate - I like NFS for a quick'ish clean - although I use it with Born to be Mild - maybe I should try it with Sour Power :?

I don't suppose it would matter - the cleaners and the polish will remove any waxiness from the shampoo anyway. I happened to use it because that's what I'm using on my black car at the moment. I go through bottles over a period of weeks and build up a picture of how I like the shampoo. I would like to try Born to Be Mild, but I have a lot of non-waxy mild shampoos anyway.

Author:  mulder [ Thu May 21, 2009 10:01 pm ]
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Paul, next time you use NFS, leave for the obligatory hour for the 'wax' to cure and get a 'proper' layer of wax on top :idea:

Author:  pjgh [ Thu May 21, 2009 10:10 pm ]
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mulder wrote:
Paul, next time you use NFS, leave for the obligatory hour for the 'wax' to cure and get a 'proper' layer of wax on top :idea:

I am impatient, I know :oops: I do wait until the swipe test meets with a clear pass before buffing off.

My problem is that the car is on a main road and passing traffic kicks up dust - if I do leave it the full hour, I'd be working a thicker layer of dust into the surface than product I'd be buffing.

I will try, though :wink:

... and next time, I may well get a wax on top. TBH, I'm holding this product for the purpose it was designed - to get a quick layer on in dirty weather that is threatening to rain at any moment. Those days when you really want to ... and need to get it on quick.

For that, I think this product is superb. I was able to apply and buff in a short space of time and the rain followed on within an hour or so. A good few days later and that finish is still very much present after some of the most torrential rain we've seen this year :cool:

In a word, it works ... it performs as you'd expect.

Author:  mulder [ Thu May 21, 2009 10:24 pm ]
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Sorry Paul, I meant an hour between the removal of the NFS and another coat of wax, not leaving the NFS on for an hour :wink:

Author:  pjgh [ Thu May 21, 2009 10:32 pm ]
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I get you ... I do this quite often with liquid waxes.

I have a number that I like for their effect and then like to top off with a paste wax for longevity of finish and great beading.

Author:  GIZTO29 [ Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:22 pm ]
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class, i was just askin about this stuff! Im buyin some as it'l keep my lass from growlin at me some weekends! Lol

Author:  john1970 [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:16 pm ]
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i acquired a bottle of this i think from arclight,and ive used it twice now second time this morning,and i really like it great product worth its place in any collection,ideal if your rushed for time :) ... php?t=8891

Author:  Torque [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:24 pm ]
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I also acquired some from Jon as part of a swap as I recall and have to say that I used it yesterday for only the second time but wow! Fantastic results!

In the rain today the Foz looked a million dollars, a full bottle of this is definitely going on my next order.

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