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    Iam after some new wax for our Avus silver A4, I have previously been using AG high definition wax on it and have always thought it was quite good until I used Dodo juice purple haze on our dark blue S4 and couldn't believe how much better it was.

    i know the purple haze is for darker colour cars and wondered what people recommend for lighter cars?
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    Dodo juice do a 'diamond white' for lighter coloured cars but I'm now a convert to their supernatural paste wax. Fantastic stuff with the benefits of both wax and sealant and can be used on any colour
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    It looks like quite a dark silver so could go with another Dodo wax. The colour charging effects of the Dodo waxes are "mild" so could try a panel with the purple haze and see how it looks? More here: DODO JUICE FORUMS • View topic - Colour Charging 2... no hype, no BS, just the TEST RESULTS

    Having said all that, I'd be tempted to try a sealant on silver based colours. At the moment I'm dabbling with Gtechniq C2v3. You spray it on, wipe it off and it looks great. I got it for about £6 + P&P off EBay. Exterior Coatings // G|Techniq
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    Angelwax do a specific wax for silver cars. Its called Ag and its very good. Its not long been released and has a good review. Only comes in 100ml tins. They also do a wax called Guardian which is their flagship wax and comes in 100ml or 200ml. Have a look

    http://www.angelwax.co.uk/?wpsc_product_category=wax-products


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    Thanks guys, I've had a little try with the purple haze and it was much nicer than the auto glym. What to go for, not too familiar with the angel wax but looks good
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    This is done with angel wax guardian.

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    Just to throw a spanner in the works. Wax doesnt know what colour car its going onto.:lmfao:
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    No but some waxes are blended in certain ways with ingredients that work better to give the best looks on light or dark cars, making them pacifically colour dependant.
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    That may be true. But in reality, you are actually applying wax to a clear coat not to the paint of your car. Clear coat is clear and does not have any colour properties. Its just marketing strategy. Its more a case of durability than the reflection.
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    You are right in what you say about the clear coat hence the name. But you can't argue with the different finishes different products give after application. Look at sealants they give a completely different finish to a wax on the same paint, but some sealants offer the same longevity and durability as a wax.

    Now if it is hype about wax for light and dark cars due to the different blends then all you need to do is look through the dodo range of waxes as the majority of there range is colour and type(warm/cold colours) dependant and it works great the results and success of the brand speak for themselves.
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    There is so much to choose from a mate of ours came over last night and uses swissvax, he swears by it but not surprised at £150 a tub... Plus his cars dark... He did say I could try it though, may have to go steal some off him.
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    I would definitely steal some but there are waxes out there that will give you a finish just as good and have the same longevity and durability and will not cost £150 a pot. Just my opinion. Get your self on detail world forum and read through a thread by rubbish boy and dodo

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    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=38432 this will give you an idea about wax
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    Thanks mate will check it out
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    If I were to apply Angelwax Ag on a white car I think the owner would smack me. Ag is the worlds 1st metallic silver car wax and is developed with the same components used in the maufacture of metallic automotive paint. Has taken several years to perfect and is now out there amongst us.
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    So the angelwax AG is developed just for silver cars? Do they do any sample pots like dodo juice as I imagine its expensive stuff
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    Yep that right mate......that actual wax itself looks loke metallic paint when you lift the lid off and no its not that expensive. I dont have any sample pots but I can give you a 100ml pot for £23 delivered to try. Obviously you have to prep the car if you want the end result to be great....ie wash, clayed, decontaminated etc etc. and certainly not to be applied onto a hot/warm panel.

    Let me know and I can get a pot fired off to you

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    I'v used a couple of coat of chemical boys jetseal 109 sealent first then dodo was light fantastic wax on my monza silver A3
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    that would be great I will send you a pm to arrange sending the money
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