Thursday, April 19, 2012
Dodo Juice for shining up the Balita Roja
"Spring has sprung, the grass is green.
I wonder where why I've lost my sheen.
My Bullet's red, its chrome is buf.
But the polish doesn't shine enough."
My friend Juampe from Jerez recommended I get this Dodo Juice brand Purple Haze wax. It's made with carnauba wax, a natural wax from a palm tree, copernicia prunifera, that grows only in northern Brazil.
Pretty amazing stuff, it's used in everything from lipstick and cosmetics to candy coatings (think M&M's) and chewing gum, from semiconductor molds to surfboard polish.
Elsewhere on the web some erudite chemists explained about polymere lengths and how they affect the paint on your bike. Synthetic waxes tend to be too short and can get into the paint itself and eventually bring it up, they said.
My biker friend JoseAngel and I rode out to Boadilla del Monte, to the industrial park where CarCareEurope has their warehouse in Spain, to buy a jar of Dodo Juice. It's rather expensive at 37.50€ per 250 ml jar, but supposed to be worth it. I'll find out and let you know if it eevr stops raining here in Madrid!