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Author:  pjgh [ Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:11 am ]
Post subject:  Purple Haze: I'm NOT Experienced! UPDATE: With Pictures!!!

Purple Haze: I'm NOT Experienced! What's that, then? :D

I'll probably get punched by Dom and PJ for this, but it's a bit of fun with some waxes I have kicking about. You know what's coming, don't you? :lol:

Yes, remember Collinax?
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/vie ... php?t=5747

Well, I've got another dog end tin of Collinite 476S that needed re-levelling. I also have a slightly used non-branded sample pot of Purple Haze from some time ago, thanks to Freon Warrior and the swap shop. I've used the Purple Haze a few times and kind of enjoyed it, but it wasn't going to form anything regular for me.

Dodo Juice releasing a new "pro" version of Purple Haze and Blue Velvet got me thinking ... a hybrid pure wax/engineered wax. Hmmmm ... <strokes white cat and holds little finger to mouth> ... Muhahhahhahahaaaa ...

So, without further ado, I present:

Purple Haze: I'm NOT Experienced! in reference to the legend himself and a nod and a wink to being in no way a "pro".

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/da ... CF2509.jpg

Two parts Collinite 476S
Two parts Dodo Juice Purple Haze
One part "mixed other pure carnauba waxes" formerly labelled 259, 260 & 261 :wink:

The blend went well in a double boiled, stirred and left to set overnight. Tearing downstairs this morning like a kid on Christmas, I was met with a hardened mixture with a little foam on top. Using a finger to massage the foam into the top of the pot, I was very happy to find it melted very easily and gave a nice slushy, but still firm texture:

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Being full of petrochemicals it's probably not a good idea to apply by bare hand, so I have a little round applicator that I'm going to leave in the tin. Just a gentle push and turn revealed that the product will transfer to the pad very nicely:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/da ... CF2513.jpg

Soooo ... what to try it out on. When the weather is more stable, I'll give my neighbour's Toyota Yaris some pre-winter lovin' and see how this wax performs in the wild :twisted:

Author:  bunji [ Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:38 am ]
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Cool!

Look forward to reading about the results.

:cool:

Author:  arekkusu [ Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:57 am ]
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Excellent stuff Paul, look forward to seeing the outcome!

Author:  Fastkwak [ Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:36 am ]
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Mad Proffesor Paul strikes again ....and i like how you are going to see if the Yaris melts first before using it on yours lol !!!!!! :lol: good effort mate

Dave

Author:  pjgh [ Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:14 pm ]
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Awful weather! Terrible conditions for trying it out, but hey ... it's already heresy, so why not?

Let's have the usual parade of shots looking exactly the same :twisted:

Let's kick off by preparing for the new wax. Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite seems to fit the bill.
So, presenting "before" in a scene more fitting for a Hammer Horror short:

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Wax on ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/da ... CF2523.jpg

So, how was it?

Well, it transfers to the pad with incredible ease and spread really nicely. More than Collinite, it went on much like Purple Haze itself. That part of the ingredients list seems to have domineered. It feels less pure than Purple Haze and more like a hybrid wax - in many ways it went on more like Chemical Guys Pete's 53 with that kind of immediate curing thing that it does where when you rub a circle back over the one you've just applied it feels a little "crusty".

Drying time was very quick and even in this weather with a very high humidity, it was ready to come off after about 10 minutes.

... wax off:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/da ... CF2525.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/da ... CF2526.jpg

Removal was easy ... but not that easy. It was Collinite kind of easy, if a little easier? I had to go over a few areas again to get stubborn haze off but there was no greasing into the paint of shadowing left, something which I have had from Purple Haze before. Good stuff!

Scent? Yes, it still smells of lavender, although not as strong. Furthermore, it now smells "engineered".

Beading?

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/da ... CF2530.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/da ... CF2531.jpg

... when "sheet rinsed" with water from a bottle:

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... and you know I like those "tall vehicles sliding by" kind of shots ... well, here's three :D

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Kind of an Austintatious colour scheme going on there :lol:

So, why did I bother?

Curiosity, really. I've used Purple Haze "pure" before, enjoyed it, but it was not going to form part of any routine for me. I do like the colour charging, but it's a bit of a fiddle to get right on my paintwork, doesn't bead well (on my paintwork) and needs topping with something more gloss and beading. Hmmm ... now if only I could get that into one wax. Well, I had a go :wink: Of course, I could have just bought a fresh new pot of Purple Haze Pro, but where's the fun in that :twisted:

Will I do it again? Probably not ...

Will I use this wax again? Almost certainly! Funnily enough, probably more readily that I would have with Purple Haze "pure" :shock:

Takes all sorts, doesn't it? I hope you enjoyed the read ... I had a lot of fun ... well, it filled a slow Tuesday morning in between fiddling with sets of wheels to get winter tyres on the cars.

Author:  ahaydock [ Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:17 pm ]
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Thanks for this Paul.

Author:  pjgh [ Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:41 pm ]
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Two weeks on ... two washes with Autoglym Body Shampoo & Conditioner and Simoniz Advanced Wash & Wax, the finish is still very "Collinite" in appearance. Any colour charging will be locked in.

Author:  RefinedDetails [ Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:31 pm ]
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Nice little play with waxes there Paul. Let us know how it performs over the next few weeks.

Author:  pjgh [ Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:33 pm ]
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I intend to keep this wax on that panel over the winter and see how it compares to Collinite 915 over the rest of the car.

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