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Author:  pjgh [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:59 pm ]
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What? This stuff ...

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Will this be as bad as The Mighty Mighty Car Pride FST Wax!?
Will it be bad enough to actually throw away?
Which side of Tesco Deep Dull Evil Stinky Car Wax will it sit?
Can it be as bad as Simoniz Teflon Immovable Car Polish & Body Cement?
Maybe it will be pleasant surprise and sit next to my bottle of £2 Asda Car Polish!

I have used it on a well prepared surface. I have formulated my opinion of the product ...

...but you'll have to wait. I'm just about to serve up tea and watch a film. Hold your breath ... go purple :twisted: Back soon :wink:

Author:  Ash [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:10 pm ]
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I'll find something to do while I wait Image Image Image Image Image Image ImageImage

Come on I'm running out of things to do :razz:


Found one more Image :lol:

Author:  Edward101 [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:45 pm ]
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Where do you find all these emoticons :o ??

Author:  Ash [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:53 pm ]
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Edward101 wrote:
Where do you find all these emoticons :o ??


Here Image

Author:  Torque [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:15 pm ]
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Paul, where are you?????????????

Get back here right this instant and tell us your thoughts

Author:  pjgh [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:16 pm ]
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Here we go, then guys ...

The car was washed on Sunday and given a smear of Autobright Radiance with a spritz of Zaino Z8 a couple of hours later. I would have left it like that, but new stuff arrived today and I wanted to play :D

I decided to try out the new stuff on my usual "test panel" - the boot of the black convertible.

Here we are for starters with a slightly dusty surface that I sprayed a load of Autosmart Reglaze over and gently wiped over with a EuroW towel:

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... after "waterless washing" a delicate paint like our black shows some light swirls which I know finishing polishes and SMRs get rid of an so I decided to see what Dodo Juice Lime Prime did for the surface. So, without further ado here's a Dodo Juice Lime Prime Mini-Review:

I started with a good squirt which I thought would be sufficient for the whole boot in one go. It's too much and I should have done it in two stages, but the end result worked okay. I'm a fast worker and quite happy to rub away hard for a good few minutes. The boot is not a huge panel to be honest. Up and down, side to side, diagonal, in circles ... repeat ... repeat ... repeat until the product has gone clear and the initial scratchy sound has totally gone.

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Yes, initially abrasive and quite vocal, but calms down after a short while. I find this product very much along the lines of Clearkote Red Moose Machine Glaze in terms of how it works and how it finishes up. I was left with very light marring all over the boot - something I do not get with Clearkote Vanilla Hand Moose Glaze or with any number of SMRs. Hmmm ... more suited to machine use, I think. Or, perhaps a less picky paint ... but I decided to try it out on black because I can see exactly what is going on.

I used the yellow side of a Sonüs Professional hand applicator and wonder if the black side might help finish it better. Something to try in future, then.

It made some distance into a couple of isolated light scratches and an odd etching:

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... job done. Nice from afar and actually, you can't see the marring unless you really REALLY look:

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What it needs is a finishing polish. I have a few but in a package that arrived today was a little bottle of Sonüs SFX3. You could almost imagine I engineered this treatment :lol:

Using the black side of a Sonüs Professional hand applicator I worked over the panel in two stages:

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Done ... now we're ready for the Car Pride Liquid Wax. I know ... I know ... HURRY UP, DAMMIT!!! :twisted:

Curious. I removed the top and removed the protective shield inside the top of the bottle for a sniff. Hmmm ... that's not at all evil and much along the lines of a Chemical Guys kind of scent. Fruity, but still artificial. I'm getting notes of proper Greek Ouzo in there :shock:

It might not be bad, then - certainly not laced with evil like much of Car Plan's older products.

I applied the product to the surface using a microfibre pad in little circles and had time to go over twice before the product started to dry. Nice, even finish we hope ...

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Ten minutes, or so later it was well and truly passing the swipe test and ready to come off. This is the moment of truth - will is be rock solid and need polishing off?

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No, not at all ... DEAD EASY :shock: It wiped clean with almost no effort whatsoever :cool:

Done!

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... but does it pass the PJGH test for deep, oil slick, shimmering shine?

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I think it does :shock: :cool:

Will I use it again? Yes, of course.
Would I buy it again once finished? Probably not.
Can it be recommended? Yes, but ...
But? There are so many products that are of a better breed that achieve much the same that it's hard to say, "go out on a limb and back to Car Pride".
Surely that's unfair on Car Pride if it is a good product? Yes, it is, but that's what reputations do for a company.
Reputations? Yes. Car Pride do not have the best of reputations among more concerted car cleaners but i think they are changing quite dramatically at the moment. I would be keen to find more in the same range.

So, how good is it? Where does it sit on 'The Shelf of Evil'? Well, it sits right over here, well over in the "good" section just below Asda Car Polish. I need to try it on white and see how the gloss enhancers might work, but it is a good bottle of sealant all things considered.

Where Chemical Guys Jetseal 109 would get an 8/10 and Duragloss 105 a 9/10 compared to Asda Car Polish down at about 6/10, I have to give this a good 5/10. It is abundantly better than almost anything from the legacy range of products, pleasant to use but not quite a refined product yet.

Author:  pjgh [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:28 pm ]
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Oh, one last thing ... where did it come from? Phil_G - he found it locally and thought it would be right up my street. It was :D

Thanks, pal! Much enjoyed.

Author:  Torque [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:52 pm ]
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Another fantastic report Paul, thanks very much. I'll be keeping my eye open for that on my travels, any idea how much it is?

Author:  Phil_G [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:18 pm ]
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pjgh wrote:
Oh, one last thing ... where did it come from? Phil_G - he found it locally and thought it would be right up my street. It was :D

Thanks, pal! Much enjoyed.


Hi mate,

It come from "home stores" in Llandudno. I popped in there the other day for a quick browse and spotted it. One whole pound later and it was in my posession and packed up to head over to our learned associate for assessment.

I'm pleased/surprised it was ok. I must admit the brand reputation preceeded it for me and I just assumed it would be utter pap!


Cheers,

Phil

Author:  pjgh [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:20 pm ]
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... erm ... 99p?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LIQUID-WAX--long- ... 6001r10762

It's the kind of thing that turns up in £1 shops or you might find one or two of their products on Tesco's shelves. They also make those bristle wheel brushes, chamois towels and such like ... a few spray cans of trim treatment. Much akin to Armor All in many ways.

Author:  pjgh [ Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:31 pm ]
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Phil_G wrote:
I'm pleased/surprised it was ok. I must admit the brand reputation preceeded it for me and I just assumed it would be utter pap!


Well, their FST Wax was :lol:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/vie ... php?t=4033

... in fact, that's the only detailing product I have actually thrown away.

Yeah, it's fine. Mind you, Armor All have a couple of golden eggs in their line up. The thing is, brands like this tend to just retail out the dog ends of whatever homogenised gloop comes out of the big chemicals corporations. Clearance lines, for want of a better word. That does mean they cycle through their product lines regularly.

I wouldn't say to rush out and track this one down but if you see it in a £1 shop or somewhere like, it's not a quid wasted by any means.

Author:  Torque [ Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:47 am ]
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Bargain, I'll have to get some for this years detail of the neighbours car :lol:

Author:  pjgh [ Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:22 pm ]
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Beading tonight is fine - it's as good as you'd expect from most waxes or sealants. It's nowhere near as tight as Chemical Guys Pete's 53 or Dodo Juice Red Mist, larger, but not as defined as Collinite 915.

It's not a finish that I'd say, "Wow! Look at the beading!", but then again not something that I would say, "that's rubbish :roll: ", either. Fair to middling and for a quid, not at all bad achieving everything you could easily spend up to £20 for.

Author:  charlie53 [ Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:54 am ]
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pjgh wrote:
So, how good is it? Where does it sit on 'The Shelf of Evil'? Well, it sits right over here, well over in the "good" section just below Asda Car Polish. I need to try it on white and see how the gloss enhancers might work, but it is a good bottle of sealant all things considered.

Have you done a review of this that I've missed? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it :)

Author:  Torque [ Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:05 am ]
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charlie53 wrote:
pjgh wrote:
So, how good is it? Where does it sit on 'The Shelf of Evil'? Well, it sits right over here, well over in the "good" section just below Asda Car Polish. I need to try it on white and see how the gloss enhancers might work, but it is a good bottle of sealant all things considered.

Have you done a review of this that I've missed? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it :)


Near the bottom of the second page here.

I couldn't find a stand alone review but I'm sure Paul will be along soon to correct me if I'm wrong :D

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