Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite is a pre-wax treatment intended to add additional gloss and slickness to paint prior to the application of a carnauba wax. Based off of the original Lime Prime, the good people at Dodo Juice removed the micro abrasive agents from the formula to create the perfect pre-wax treatment for a properly prepped (clayed and polished) vehicle finish. If you don’t mind spending a small amount of extra time prior to waxing your car to gain additional slickness, clarity, and gloss, you may want to consider adding this product to your arsenal.
Dodo Juice is a company obsessed with wax and getting the most out of paint protection. Hard-core Carnauba Heads prefer the liquid shine of a true wax over a sealant, and likely enjoy the intimate time they spend applying a thin layer of their favorite carnauba wax to their beautiful paint. While fellow ‘Nuba Heads will concede sealants are much slicker and bead water longer, we also like to point out the superior etching protection a fresh layer of wax has compared to a fresh layer of sealant.
For those who appreciate a high quality carnauba wax, using Lime Prime Lite prior to wax application has distinct advantages. The gentle cleaners help to remove water streaking marks which increase clarity while laying down oils which help to maximize gloss. The result means you have a cleaner, clearer paint surface that is slicker feeling. The carnauba wax you apply afterwards glides on much easier which lowers risk for marring the paint while giving you an even more optically pleasing result.
Only use Lime Prime Lite on a properly prepped surface. We properly washed and then dried this Long Beach Blue Pearl NSX prior to applying Lime Prime Lite.
Apply a small amount of Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite to a clean microfiber applicator pad and then gently wipe onto your vehicle’s finish. Work no more than a panel or two at a time before wiping off with a clean microfiber towel. Once your applicator has a fair amount of residue on it, you’ll only need to add a touch more of the product to the pad to continue as shown in the following picture:
This isn’t a product made to sit on the finish for extended amounts of time, and if allowed to do so it will be difficult to remove. If you find yourself in a situation in which you allowed the product to sit for too long, spray a mist of water on the residue to help it come off easier.
Alternatively, you can apply Lime Prime Lite using your Dual Action polisher and a blue pad on a low speed setting (speed 2.5-3 works fine for use with a Porter Cable 7424XP). Keep in mind you’re not working the Lime Prime Lite into the paint, but rather you’re spreading it carefully over the car. In the following picture, you can see how thin the product has been applied to the carbon fiber wing:
Once complete, move onto a layer of your favorite carnauba wax. We’ve found Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite to be a great product to use prior to harder canauba waxes such as Dodo Juice Supernatural (see our in-depth review of this product here), Diamond White, or Blue Velvet.
When finish, stand back and enjoy the look of your car; a look we like to call “Photoshopped in real life.”
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