Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray review

Quick Detailer Test: Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray 500ml – £7.99

As with any new Dodo Juice product, the first thing we do when we’ve received anything from them is to unscrew the top and smell it. Ahhh. As per usual, Dodo Juice have well and truly delivered on the S-Factor (Scent Factor) front. Their new Basics of Bling Detailing Spray has the beautiful whiff of freshly-chopped Apple about it.

But we can’t get (too) sidetracked by the smell – on with the test!

This detailing spray, being part of Dodo Juice’s ‘Basics of Bling’ range, is labelled as a ‘Multi-purpose ‘Quick Detailer’ that cleans, shines and protects paintwork (and other surfaces)’. It’s certainly priced well, at only around eight pounds sterling for 500ml of product. A bargain for starters then.

For our first section of the test we took a vehicle which was dirty, but normally well-maintained, and gave it a wash, rinse and dry-off before moving onto using the Detailing Spray. As we washed it when the weather was sunny and hot (25˚C), we did get the usual few watermarks, as seen in the photo’s below.

Using the Detailing Spray is easy, as it should be. Simply spray on and wipe off immediately with a soft microfibre cloth. The product removed 90% of the light watermarks from the paintwork and left behind a nice shine too- almost like a glow, where the metallics ‘popped’ straight out and were highly noticeable.

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We also used the Detailing Spray on the side and rear glass of the vehicle, and also on any chrome and metal. It also worked well on these, but one thing we noticed was that on glass, it left a few greasy-looking smears behind. However, we worked out that if you put a tiny bit more spray onto the area and buff it hard again, the streaks are no longer visible in all but the brightest sunlight.

For our next test, we used the Detailing Spray on the same vehicle a few days later as it now had a fine layer of dust on the bodywork. Using it as a ‘waterless wash’, we applied a generous amount and lightly ‘brushed’ off the dirt with a fine microfibre cloth, before using another one to buff off the remainder of the product.

We did notice that a few streaks were left behind from the product but some ways to combat this are;

  1. Concentrate on smaller areas when using the spray.
  2. Go over area again with a small amount of product and buff off vigourously.
  3. Literally as soon as you’ve applied the spray, wipe it off immediately.

Again, results were great and it left a deep shine behind. Incidentally, after the first application of Detailing Spray, a bird (no, not a Dodo – they were flightless and are now also dead, extinct, shuffled off their mortal coil, kicked the bucket etc.) happened to drop a rather gross amount of bird dirt onto the bonnet, which then set like concrete. However, after the first downpour of rain it nearly all came off with no help from ourselves. We put this down to the slipperiness and protection on the paintwork after using the Detailing Spray.

On that note yes, the feel of the bodywork was left feeling slick and waxed, and water beading and sheeting qualities were definitely improved.

Overall, we still prefer the depth of shine and protection you get from Dodo Juice’s Red Mist Detailer, however, this Basics of Bling spray is very well priced and still gives a sufficient finish.

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8.5/10 A nice, decent-quality quick detailer which is easy to use on a variety of surfaces, and at a great price too!

Low price, smells excellent, leaves paintwork looking bright and fresh

Having to go over some areas twice due to streaky marks

50/50 shot before and after results using Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray

50/50 shot before (right) and after (left) results using Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray

Results after using the Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray. Shiney!

Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray. Results and reflections.

Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray. Results and reflections.

Results after using the Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray. Decent water beading and sheeting abilities.

Results after using the Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray. Decent water beading and sheeting abilities.

Results after using the Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray on glass.

Results after using the Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray on glass.

3 responses to “Dodo Juice Basics of Bling Detailing Spray review”

  1. Ken Adams

    I Feel that any product that leaves streaks and needs to be re done isnt the product for us , that means going over twice,really isnt worth any more than 3 out of 10…?

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