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    Posted: 21 Sep 2010 at 9:06pm
My query is for my fellow members who own QQ's as to what wax they may use Wink as I want to keep it nice when I get mine? as I  have let my present car go a bit if I wash & polish it takes it out of me due medical problems? at one time I use to spend up to 4 hours on a sunday and it would annoy the hell out of Xwife at the time?Censored  so a good wax to protect it!
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the best and easiest ive used is dodo juice purple haze but comes in varietys for different colours ,its easy to put on and even easier to take of and you can see the shine you get if you look at mine ,although there are a few more steps to my programme
 
 
 
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but its not cheap at about 32 a pot
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Here is a link that should cover all your cleaning questions qashaBig smile

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Thanks for that gents. Craig at 32 a pot its worth it and looking your QQ it is great?Big smile and mohawk thanks for the link I will check it t2m ok Thumbs Up

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Hi, I'm new here, the best car polish I have used is Carnuba Gold, over 50 a pot, but worth every penny. I have a '72 Hillman Avenger Tiger, I would only ever use Carnuba on, the colour it brings through is far more intense & deep than anything else I have ever used (Autoglym, Mer, etc)
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dodo juice is a carnuba wax with the added bonus of montan wax which comes from coal and is perfect for dark colours and with a hint of lavender is a pleasure to use jules
 
ill keep an eye out for carnuba gold
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Has anyone had any dealings with the Showroom Shine, it says that it is a three in one.  I know I am being lazy, but I think it could be too good to be true from the video.

I would appreciate your comments.

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Personally I like "Mer" - it does a very good job for the lack of effort it requires & it's cheap. It's not the best shine out there - but it is one of the laziest and most reliable & it lasts quite well.
 
The small-time trade use it quite a lot. 
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i use mer on my caravan to great effect but its an abrasive so wouldnt use it on my car other than to occasionally remove all the wax ect ready to start waxing again
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I've got a white qq.  Is it worth getting dodo juice for that?

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yeh it comes in varietys to suit your paint ,you just want dodo for light coloured paint
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I've just been on the website.

 
Do you strip it off after 4 months? or just keep going over it
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a good wash with dodojuice lime prime will clean it all off ready fr the new coat but personally i have just been topping it up so far
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Originally posted by craigfishin craigfishin wrote:

i use mer on my caravan to great effect but its an abrasive so wouldnt use it on my car other than to occasionally remove all the wax ect ready to start waxing again
 
LOLLOL i know why your car is so shiney (good job oon that btw looks the biz)....its to take the look of the horrible piece of corrugated tin and net curtains you pull behind it...lol
 
please dont tell me you have a wax jacket too for when it rains lol
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i dont tow ian lol
 
its a static on site caravan but still gets a good clean once a year
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Thumbs Up suppose thats not just as bad then....bet you have an old oil drum for a bbq though..lol
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no im on a posh site lol all gas bbqs and george foreman grills im afraid 
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George Foreman grills!  does he?. you mean he comes to each van to cook or is it a communal thing?  Wink
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dodo juice supernatural is the only thing better than the dodo colour charged waxes but for value for money id agree with craig and go for the colour charged waxes like the purple haze or light fantastic etc 
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all this dodo stuff is ALOT cheaper on ebay!!!Big smile
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make sure your not looking at sample pots kerry
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yeah the sample pots (sometimes called Panel Pots) are much smaller versions and work out a lot more expensive, however they are great if you just want to try before you buy a big tub..
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arrrrrr!!! it says 3-4 coats, but I guess that would be on a small dinky car!!? Cheers (yet again guys!!) I think I'm becoming quite addicted to this site!!! 
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yes deffinately panel pots kerry, will probs do a whole qq once... maybe twice to try it out,
 
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Originally posted by kerryberry24 kerryberry24 wrote:

arrrrrr!!! it says 3-4 coats, but I guess that would be on a small dinky car!!? Cheers (yet again guys!!) I think I'm becoming quite addicted to this site!!! 


You can easily get 6 or 7 coats on a QQ including the glass roof, and you can sometimes  get a full size pot for less than 30 including p/p on ebay.
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yeah? i dont have my qq or a panel pot so i took a guess. good to know it can manage that qashqai guy. was thinking about getting a panel pot of supernatural to test it against the purple haze so thanks
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My two waxes of choice are DoDo Purple Haze Pro, and Pete's classic 53...Big smile
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thought this might interest some of you, seems like a decent deal to me... the supernatural wax alone costs 76 on ultimate finish, good starter detailing kit for a newbie... i already have most of it(other brands or products similar) so its no use to me but it looks good...
 
 
if you look on ebay shop they have all the other waxes in place of SN aswell, soft wax in replacement (ie purple haze) are 99 and hard such as blue velvet are 95
 
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Embarrassed if only i could lol
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You'd be scared to use that...one of my mates is a Swissvax auhtorised detailer. he's got that REALLY expensive stuff in a clear box.
 
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Haha craig yeah im sure you did, i seen that paul dalton stuff bets its good, i noticed the swissvax do certain waxes for different manufacturers, such as samurai wax for japanese paint/manufacture and one for porsche one for bmw ect....
hamish this the stuff you mean
i posted a link to this about a week ago for fishy to buy lol....
im not sure but this stuff is apparently hand blended to suit your specific car, so wouldnt it be a bit useless to a detailer as they would be better with the paul dalton stuff or something for generally all cars instead of a specific one as to what ive read the measure and test your paint before hand blending!!
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