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Old 04-08-2005, 05:40 AM   #11
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and what the H*** is "zano"
Zaino is a polymer sealant that will bring out the depth of a properly polished finish.
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
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i dunno, ive always goten the impression that zaino is just for show and doesnt reallt serve any other purpose


hey Joe make sure you check out www.griotsgarage.com
they are a bit pricey but well worth it, i promise. take a look at a starter kit or something like that.
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The Clay Magic clay bar at Autozone is like 15-20 I think. Works great, and the clay keeps for a while, and when you run out of the "Special clay lubricant" [what is in the spray bottle], just use water. It works great for my car, because everything gets stuck in the DEEP scratches with what is left of my clear coat. It also removes the loose clear coat [this won't happen to you, since your paint is in a helluvalot better condition than mine]. I have always gotten great results from clay barring. Upon initial use, you will notice how much crap it removes. It shows up on the clay itself, and in the lube/water. Use dish soap to wash your car beforehand, otherwise you will have a claybar full of wax.


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it is best to wax post-claybar by the way
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i dunno, ive always goten the impression that zaino is just for show and doesnt reallt serve any other purpose
The protection from Zaino will last for 6 months or better. The best carnauba wax will only last two months at best. Really it comes down to what you like and are you happy with the product. Some like the warmth of an expensive carnauba and some like the sterile shine of Zaino. The new Z8 product is supposed to add to the warmth of the shine plus add additional protection of the Z2; you use it as a super detailer spray on a clean surface.

Myself I like Zaino for the following three reasons:
1. Dirt/road salt glides right off of the surface when washed.
2. Bird poop comes off real easy.
3. Tree sap comes off real easy although I go out of my way not to park under trees or light poles.
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This is why I like Zaino. I did a coat of Z5 this morning and took this picture around 08:30. I washed the car on Saturday afternoon and at 06:30 this morning I applied a single coat of Z5. I also did the trunk, under the hood, 4 door jambs and the wheels. Total time was less than 2 hours. Easy on and easy off. I will do a coat of Z2 next weekend.

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A clay bar doesn't remove wax. I personally am fully against using dish soap on a car but it does work so do as you please.
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A clay bar doesn't remove wax. I personally am fully against using dish soap on a car but it does work so do as you please.
well what other ways can you remove wax then?
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well what other ways can you remove wax then?
Use a mixture of 25% denatured alcohol and 75% water is one way. Another is to polish the car.
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i like the dawn method better
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