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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:32 pm 
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I've been using my Dodo Test Tube and applying the product with a microfibre, on the back of the pots it says to use a sponge applicator. What benefit is there of using a sponge over a microfibre.

Also which sponge would you recommend as I'll be buying some larger pots soon :cool: :cool:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:26 pm 
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Which product? The waxes? The test tube I bought was Lime Prime and the two white waxes. For Lime Prime I would carry on with the microfibre pad.

For wax, most definitely go with a foam applicator - it will give a much thinner layer for hard waxes, which means less wasted product. Take care to just buff over the surface with a microfibre towel beforehand to remove any chance of grinding in airborne dust.

If you got the soft waxes in the tube then apply them with your bare hands. Get some product into the palm of one hand (remove all rings, first :!: ) and rub your hands together Mr Miyagi-styleee and then "massage" the car :shock: You'll look like a total nut to your neighbours, but tell them its a Swedish paint longevity technique and that everyone will be doing it in a few years :twisted:

Have fun ...

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Its the waxes I have, which foam applicator would be best for the hard waxes?


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Best? Well, the one you get on with the happiest ...

A couple of suggestions from the ones I have tried:
1. The bog-standard foam applicator: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessori ... od_89.html - it just works ... simple as that. Easy to clean, disposable for the price and old ones can be assigned to wheels and other dirtier tasks. I rate these above the Meguiars pads for a number of reasons ... no need to go for the Meguiars pads to be honest.
2. The Sonüs pro-applicator: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessori ... od_31.html - good for people with larger hands :wink: Use the yellow side for polishes and swirl correction products and the black side for waxes. It can be a little difficult to get product out of jars, but works a treat especially with liquid waxes.

I'd go with the round yellow foam applicators to start with - buy 5 or 10 and you've got loads. I also use these for applying Autoglym EGP to wheels, Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel to exterior plastics and all sorts of other uses, not least simply leaving one in my tins of Collinite.

I have not tried on of these, but this it would be very much like the Sonüs pad:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessori ... d_280.html

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The Megs ones will be fine although I much prefer the Sonus or German applicators for applying waxes.

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For Dodo waxes I have found this combo Serious Performance Ultimate Finishing Applicator Set http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Pro ... w_564.html very easy to get into the neck of the jars and to get a thin coat on, plus it's very difficult to drop the pad, if it's strapped to your fingers :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:18 am 
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pjgh wrote:
You'll look like a total nut to your neighbours, but tell them its a Swedish paint longevity technique and that everyone will be doing it in a few years :twisted:


LMAO..........


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