In an age of nano-ceramic sealants and polymer protection it’s from time to time easy to fail to remember the simple application and devastating shine of a humble carnauba wax!In truth, 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, even if 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 incessantly 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 fact, 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’ll be able to 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 be able to receive. This 30ml mini-jar is more than enough to do the bonnet – there’s in truth 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’ll be able to at all times 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.
Easy-on, easy-off carnauba car wax
Impressive water repellence and high gloss finish
Apply by hand or applicator, buffs in minutes
Average coverage is 3-4 layers on a typical car from 30ml jar
Mild solvent makes it perfect for classic cars