Dodo Juice DJOCP30 3676, Orange
In an age of nano-ceramic sealants and polymer protection it’s sometimes easy to forget the simple application and devastating shine of a humble carnauba wax!In fact, for almost any car that isn’t machine polished, a tradtional car wax like Dodo Juice Orange Crush is going to give you a better finish than a nano sealant costing many times more per ml. This is because the wax coating is a lot thicker in molecular terms, although it may not be as durable or have the same longevity. So the pay off, like vinyl compared to CD, is that you get a depth and warmth to your paint compared to the sterile reflection of a sealant. And that minor scratches and swirls, or mild paint fade, will be masked by a wax coating (or the oils within it). You just have to apply it a little more regularly than a nano-sealant, perhaps every 2-3 months for a daily driver or just once a year for a garage queen. Not a massive hardship.A better finish. Easy application. Great beading when it rains. And perfect suitability for a wide range of paints, from old classics to new cars. No wonder carnauba is still going strong! There’s life in the old wax yet.Orange Crush is the Dodo Juice carnauba soft wax for warm coloured cars, tinting your paintwork by 2-5% depending on application and paint type. You probably won’t notice it in reality, but if you have a yellow, orange or red car it’s good to know that it’s there.Being a soft wax means you can apply it with an applicator (foam finger mitt is our choice) or by your fingertips/palms if you don’t have sensitive skin. it spreads really easily. Like an orange sorbet (and smells just as good!).And don’t be deceived by the small size of the pot you’ll receive. This 30ml mini-jar is more than enough to do the bonnet – there’s actually enough wax inside to cover a normal sized car three or four times over. We reckon 8ml per coat. Just apply it thinly, allow a few minutes for it to haze over, then buff it with a soft microfibre cloth. Your car will then have some protection from the elements for 2-3 months until you put another coat on (for more longevity you can always check our Supernatural Hybrid wax, that extends waxing intervals to 4-6 months).But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Orange Crush is a lovely little runner. Shines superb. First to see will buy.
Dodo Juice DJBVP30 Carnauba Car Wax, Blue Velvet, 30 ml
One of Dodo Juice’s best selling car waxes, Blue Velvet is a high carnauba formulation especially made for dark coloured and black cars. It really suits black metallics due to light passing through the tinted wax, hitting the metal flake, and then reflecting back through the tinted wax again. The cumulative effect is a combined tint of approx 2-5% depending on application and paint type (the tint is obvious when multi-layered onto a white car for test purposes). Enough to do three to four coats on a normal sized car, i.e. you may struggle if it’s a stretch Hummer or a helicopter. As well as T1 (highest grade) carnauba wax, Blue Velvet contains the finest medical grade beeswax available and a small amount of synthetic fortifiers to guarantee great gloss and water beading. This 30ml jar is enough to do 3-4 coats of wax on an average sized car, like a VW Golf – so don’t be fooled by the size of the jar. It may be small but it can go a long way. Wax intervals are a recommended 3 months but garaged cars that are rarely driven may only need a coat of wax once a year (or even less). Like most carnauba waxes, this product is simple to apply. Just apply thinly to clean paintwork, allow to haze and then buff with a soft microfibre cloth. Whilst the best gloss will be from machine polishing beforehand, Blue Velvet is made to make ‘everyday’ cars look good – the wax is likely to fill and mask minor swirlmarks and other defects, improving the overall appearance. It is also well suited to classic cars as well as modern vehicles. The mild solvents used in carnauba waxes suit older paint types.
Product 1: Easy-on, easy-off carnauba car wax
Product 1: Impressive water repellence and high gloss finish
Product 1: Apply by hand or applicator, buffs in minutes
Product 1: Average coverage is 3-4 layers on a typical car from 30ml jar
Product 2: Easy-on, easy-off carnauba car wax
Product 2: Impressive water repellence and high gloss finish
Product 2: Apply by hand or applicator, buffs in minutes
Product 2: Average coverage is 3-4 layers on a typical car from 30ml jar