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Old 05-05-07, 06:07 PM   #1
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Shiny Zaino. Wow.

Love this new polish ...

Zaino All-in-One. Wax on, Wax Off.



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Old 05-05-07, 06:47 PM   #2
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Whoa, shiny indeed.
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Old 05-05-07, 07:34 PM   #3
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Lol when I first looked at the image, I could've swore that you had your garage door on the ground upside-down. Had no idea what you was talking about till I saw the next image, shiny indeed!
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Glad you at least got to wax your car today, bsma. That is one sweet ride. Hope I get to see it sometime at a CLT Foo lunch!

I used to take such good care of my car, washing it once a week, waxing it, detailing. Then I didn't wash it for three years.

Heh. My next car will be a motorcycle. (and I'll keep the car I have to transport my bike)
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Old 05-06-07, 07:22 AM   #5
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It's hard to believe there's a mass-produced paintjob under there.
there's a lot of orange peel. hit with the right light, it's visible. but the shine makes up for it

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Heh. My next car will be a motorcycle.
imagine the freedom. i'd have to wait 'til i grow up ... ... i couldn't wait another weekend for the weather! i used a clay bar to smooth the finish. it's like wet sanding almost. then, the polishes take over.
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Old 05-06-07, 08:28 AM   #6
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I will not believe you actually did that until you recreate that same level of shine on the roof of my ford!!! Will be here all day, so jump on over whenever you feel froggy.
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Old 05-06-07, 10:27 AM   #7
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Love this new polish ...

Zaino All-in-One. Wax on, Wax Off.
I use to swear by this stuff when I was into the show car scene. I might have a bottle or two laying around somewhere gathering dust that I should break out and try on the bike...hrmmm
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I think I am going to break down and spend the bug bucks on Zaino for my G35!
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Zaino is awesome, but it looks like the product line has changed since I last used it?.?.?. There were like 4 bottles in the kit and it took like 8 hours to wax and polish your car. I may have to try this all-in-one stuff...

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I am impressed, Is it commercially available.
whom do I have to
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I googled it , this is what I got
http://www.zainobros.com/files/order.htm
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Old 05-06-07, 08:59 PM   #11
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here's where i bought the stuff. Z-AIO, ZFX, and Z-CS.
http://www.zainostore.com/

yeah there used to be a long line of steps, layers and procedures. they've since come out with the all-in-one product, but still have the other products for professional detailing.

i tried to follow their faq's and suggestions during the process. all-in-one is all i considered, but the Z-5 will smooth out and "hide" some spider webbing and light scratches (i don't have Z-5, so i can't verify their claims). this process is where you'll use some elbow grease getting a smooth finish. and lots of applications.

at any rate. my process was this: i just used dishwashing detergent to wash the car (they said use Dawn. it removes previous waxes, etc and cleans well), a 220 mph leaf blower to dry and then wipe the car down to dry it completely.

then i used the clay bar to knock all the stuck stuff that didn't wash off. meguiars has a great video on the process. i could not believe my new car had so much contaniments on the finish and it was a little rough when i felt it. after the clay bar, it as sooooo frickin' smooth. i used a clay kit that meguiar's makes because it was available locally.

then i applied the all-in-one + the ZFX cure accelerator. one oz of AIO + four drops of accelerator. in the garage, cloudy outside, 75% humidity it dried/cured in less than thirty minutes. then, i buffed it off with a large, white cotton towel. (the accelerator is extra twenty bucks, but it's highly concentrated and will get a lot of uses.)

afterwards, i applied the clear coat, Z-CS. believe them when they say use sparingly. i used too much and should have practiced on the ford before trying the mazda. regardless, it just took extra buffing to "fix" the clear coat.

maintenance. i plan on just using "joe blow's" car wash (i have some old armour all car wash that'll work). i'm guessing it won't be for another four or five months before i have to polish again. could be wrong. might do it again in a month.

i'm going to work on a six year old ford escape next. the finish has some swirling and spider webbing. i'm not confident that the all-in-one will completely even out the scratches, but i don't want to spend any more for the Z-5. scratches aside, the reflectivity should definitely be there. can't wait to try it out.
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Old 05-06-07, 09:06 PM   #12
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anyone use it on their bike?
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Old 05-06-07, 10:11 PM   #13
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Ill see your Zaino and raise you some Optimum Opti-Seal







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