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Old 05-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Testing Times - Dodo Juice Supernatural Acrylic Spritz Review

Hi guys,

Well after receiving my sample of acrylic spritz from the Dodo, I decided to test it on a red Mini First I was detailing for a family friend this weekend. I love the idea of an acrylic spray sealant, as the ease of use should be a given, but some of the latest products on the market have been slightly wide of the mark IMO when it comes down to performance (albeit none acrylic ones).

If the product works well and lasts the 3-6 months intended, it will earn a frim place in my LSP arsenal!

Initial Impressions
The 250ml bottle fits perfectly in the palm of the hand and I found the spray trigger to work well. The packaging is as we have come to expect from Dodo, second to none and the Supernatural artistic logo design is superb. I have read that the 500ml bottle doesnít work as well, but based on the amount of product used for 2 coats of a car, I can only think that it is needed for the proís who are using it every day.

Test Subject:
A Red Mini First that was prepped and cleaned using normal safe washing procedures. (http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=267548) I also used this opportunity to test Micro Prime (which I also found excellent incedentally) but I will leave a more in depth review for the other testers. Therefore, the car had the perfect base to apply the Acrylic Spritz. Here is a before picture showing the car is fairly clean, but the Red wasnít glowing as it should:



So after polishing with Micro Prime and the DA at speed 4, the car was buffed, and the Acrylic Spritz was sprayed onto a cool panel as per the instructions on the bottle:



This is how it sits when one spray lands on the bonnet:



After massaging the liquid into the paint using a small MF pad, it dries over like so:



The bottle instructs to apply to a panel at a time, which I did, and buffed off with a brand new Eurow MF Cloth which was an absolute doddle. Itís extremely easy to remove, leaving a lovely finish. Hereís a pic with it just pulled out of the garage:







As you can see, huge gloss and it looks how red should. Now to complete the test, I applied to the whole car, and then completed 2 back to back washes of just the bonnet to compare the apparent protection after a couple of washes, to the just applied protection. (I know beading isnít the only display of protection, but I had nothing else on this occasion!) So the method was:

1. Spray VP Orange Prewash on the bonnet and leave for a few minutes
2. Rinse with hose
3. Wash with Dodo BTBM shampoo
4. Rinse
5. Dry

Pulled back into the garage to dry, and then spritzed with water to show beading. Here is the beading after 2 maintenance wash processes:







Now compared with the beading on the roof which is straight from the bottle, no maintenance washes:







Conclusion
Overall, Iím very impressed. The beading after a couple of maintenance washes is still very apparent, and not noticably different than it was straight from the bottle. Iím not likely to see this car in the near future, but Iím going to perform the same treatment to my own car that I wash weekly.

Excellent value for money, hardly used any product at all after 2 coats on a Mini sized car, so I reckon upwards of 20 applications per 250ml bottle which is superb.

Thanks to Dodo for supplying the bottle, and I just have a couple of questions:

1. Is it intended for use on glass? If not specifically, can I use it on glass and have you tested it?
2. What about plastic trim? In particular the chrome britework?

Thanks for reading,

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Great write up jon
Thanks Dawn, i see you had some decent results yourself this weekend!
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Wow - lovely product, lovely car, fantastic write up
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Amazing, just shows it adds depth to the finish very nicely, a top review from yourself as well, enjoyed reading it, very in depth.
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Amazing, just shows it adds depth to the finish very nicely, a top review from yourself as well, enjoyed reading it, very in depth.
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1. Is it intended for use on glass? If not specifically, can I use it on glass and have you tested it?
2. What about plastic trim? In particular the chrome britework?

Thanks for reading,

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1. It could be used on side glass but we have SN Glass Sealant for use on the windscreen which is a nano product and higher performing.

2. It will work well on plastic trim and as a metal sealant, but remember that it doesn't clean so these will need to be cleaned first.
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1. It could be used on side glass but we have SN Glass Sealant for use on the windscreen which is a nano product and higher performing.

2. It will work well on plastic trim and as a metal sealant, but remember that it doesn't clean so these will need to be cleaned first.
Excellent, thanks for answering. I do use a dedicated nano glass sealant, but that's cleared that one up, i'll also give it a whirl on the plastic trim too!
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Update!

Small update on the Acrylic Spritz - I saw the Mini i coated with it the other day and it still looked superb - it lives under a tree but in the rain it was beading beautifully! The owner is delighted!

To further the test, i got round to correcting the bootlid of my Passat CC with Wolf's WP-5N and a 3M polishing pad (2 sets) and then refining the paint with Dodo Supernatural Micro Prime on a 3M Blue pad using the DA, providing the perfect base for Acrylic Spritz. I then applied 2 coats using a small MF pad, leaving to sure for around 10mins each time. Very easy to use. It left a lovely finish!

Last night (5 days after application), it rained for the first time and i managed to grab some beading shots:





Looking superb!

I'll keep tabs on it's performance and continue to update the thread!

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Great write up - thanks for sharing.
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