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Jul 16, 1999 (6:38 pm)
Yes, put your car in the sun and just let it bake for a few hours. If it is still not dry, just wipe of the Z2 which has hazed and call it a day. It will dry from the outside inwards which means that for all practical purposes, you are protected. It also happened to me and after a few days of really cold wet conditions, I was able to again wipe it down with Z6. The results were good and later when I was able to apply my second coat of Z2, the results were just great. Oh yes, on my second Z2 application, I picked a nice hot dry day and still let it dry overnight.
As for your windows, Z6 actually (and I too had doubts) works like magic. You will have to apply some good old pressure, but the Z6 cuts throught everything. The interior of the windows is another matter. The insides build up a coating of plastic residue from the curing of your new cars plastic parts. The best thing I've found is Zaino Glass Polish (Z?). Just wipe it on, let it haze, and wipe off. I'm sure there are other products on the market, but I've found the Zaino stuff works like a charm. It has some mild abrasives, however, and a little elbow grease (ie: effort) may be necessary were the plastic gases residue has had a chance to harden. And when you're done, try a little Z6 to finish the job. Best of luck, I've been there!
Jul 16, 1999 (7:34 pm)
Yes, the Z-6 works well on the windows. I have been using it like rain x. The optical clarity is real good. It is actually easier to apply than rain x.
Another trick is to swipe your wiper blades with it(Z-6) after you have swiped the gunk out with a scotch brite pad. Thus treated ,it keeps the windshield streak free.
#983 of 990 Tinted Windows
Jul 16, 1999 (9:02 pm)
I talked to Sal Zaino about cleaning tinted windows (aftermarket tint). He said not to use the Zaino glass cleaner on tinted windows since it has a mild abrasive and would probably scratch the film.
I found that using Plexus on the tinted windows works pretty well.
Jul 16, 1999 (9:47 pm)
The Van & Zaino are baking in the sun to dry - after the sun goes down I'll test & try some Z6 on the windows.
Thanks - Jeff
Jul 16, 1999 (10:32 pm)
Sorry to hear about the humidity/drying problem. Here in NoCA, it dries in 5-15 min. (In no sun) It must be a bummer to wait that long.
Jul 16, 1999 (10:47 pm)
I must pick the right days to Zaino my car because I have NEVER had to let it sit for hours never mind overnight!
It's pretty hot and humid here in CT right now so I wouldn't think of using Z-2. Z-6 is okay though. Just did it last night about 7. No problem. Car looks great.
Jul 17, 1999 (1:36 am)
That's my problem - I'm in CT with this humidity.
I thought I could beat the heat but the humidity level seemed to really rise during the night.
Placing the van in the sun seemed to help a bit but it's 24hrs & I'm still waiting - I better go turn on those fans in the garage maybe that will help.
Jul 17, 1999 (4:33 am)
Thanks for your help on Zaino, and you have a
great site. Hope your problems are solved by now.
Anyway, I will order Zaino this next week, but I
suspect will take at least 2 weeks before I get it. Meanwhile my new red Rodeo is extremely dirty. It seems each time I leave the truck in the driveway, the automatic sprinklers go
on and the truck is always full of spots by morning. Well I'm thinking of going to a store and
use Nu Finish until Zaino arrives. Also, I was in the wax store site, and they mentioned that Poliners or sealants could damage the paint over time. I hope that Zaino is safe. Anyway I'll definetely order Zaino tomorrow. Thanks again...
Jul 17, 1999 (5:53 am)
I beleive Nu Finish has abrasives in it. You may want to use somthing like Meguiars gold class untill the ziano products arive.
Jul 21, 1999 (6:13 am)
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