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147 Winter prep

Finally got around to doing a winter prep today on the 147. Unfortunatly i never took any before pictures and when i started to take after is chucked it down but it show the beading rather well thanks for looking


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Will you do any polishing over winter?
 
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Will you do any polishing over winter?
Depends on what wax or coating i end up going for but with this stuff i wont be Polishing until summer time comes back around, then it will be back to normal waxing periods,
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I need a decent wax that will last, any recommendations?
 
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It depends on how long you want, dodo juice waxes are good and last for about 3 - 5 months depending on the use of the car, mu personal favourite of the dodo juice range is blue velvet. i have chosen artdeshine art de spiros for this years winter protection, its more of a ceramic sealant than a wax but has a durability of up to 10 months,

Right now i am testing a home brew wax for a gentleman on DW that was brewed for durability so should be good to see how that holds up,
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i have just looked at the blue velvet bit it says for dark colours.
 
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You can still use it on light coloured cars, in fact any colour of car will be fine, it adds a tint to the paint work but its not a colour change if that makes sence. Theres a really good thread that dom made on the dodo juice forum that shows the colour difference on a white bonnet after so many coats of a colour changed wax, i will try find the link to it for you
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i've only used 3 waxes/sealants. never needed to try anymore.
finis kare 1000p, finsh kare pink wax or megs #16.
all three will give to protection till it's time to wax for summer.
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You can still use it on light coloured cars, in fact any colour of car will be fine, it adds a tint to the paint work but its not a colour change if that makes sence. Theres a really good thread that dom made on the dodo juice forum that shows the colour difference on a white bonnet after so many coats of a colour changed wax, i will try find the link to it for you
The link would be great, weather is looking ok tomorrow so i will get some carumba wax just to give her a bit of protection until i get some dodo juice.
 
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I'm a massive fan of Jeff's Werkstat Acrylic. You put on the Prime, which is like a liquid wax, the layer Jett on top, which is a spray. Looks awesome, lasts ages.


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Heres the link for you, its a really good read. Bigjim, thanks, took long enuf to get the prep just right for the wax going on
DODO JUICE FORUMS • View topic - Colour Charging 2... no hype, no BS, just the TEST RESULTS
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Thanks, good reading and as mine is a light blue it shouldnt really make any difference.
 
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