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Mar 21, 2000 (2:34 am)
Thanks for all the past links for this topic. This is really PART VI of the wax/polish topic.
I'm sure there will be many more parts to come as long as Sal keeps providing us with these great products.
Can I ask- have you tried ZAINO? )
#3 of 6991 fastdriver
Mar 21, 2000 (4:11 am)
Do your neighbors ask about what you use on you car to make it glow like that, or do they think you are a kook for spending so much time on your car? My neighborhood is mostly the latter, I'm afraid.
Mar 21, 2000 (11:37 am)
As a matter of fact, there were several neighbors walking by on Sunday when I was outside that I haven't seen all winter! They did inquire about what I was using. They couldn't believe the shine. IF they think I'm a kook, they never said anything. Besides, I don't spend a lot of time keeping that shine. A quick wash and a quick coat of Z-2/Z-6 is all it takes.
Mar 21, 2000 (2:39 pm)
We have our own conference! I'm certain that if someone wanted to post about what we used before Zaino (or any wax that we've had experience with), we wouldn't mind!
Personally, over the course of years, I've used:
-Different renditions of Turtle Wax
-Different Meguiars formulations (including Gold Class and their multistep Glaze and wax)
-Zymol (some real expensive versions and some less expensive...like the one Turtle Wax makes that you find at WalMart)
-Eagle One Wet
-3M glaze and wax
I'm sure that I'm forgetting a few. I used to have a whole wall of my garage filled with partially used cans/bottles of the above. I pitched all of them after finding Zaino last year. The only thing on one shelf now is:
-Z1 polish Lock
-Z2 Polish (for clear coats)
-Z5 Polish for swirls
-Z6 Gloss Enhancer
-Z7 Car Wash
-Z9 Leather Cleaner
-Z10 Leather conditioner
-Meguiars endurance tire dressing (I'll switch to Zaino's tire dressing when the Meguiars runs out
-Clay Magic "clay bar" (again, I'll switch to Zaino's clay when the clay magic wears out).
-various cotton towels and applicators
The above are the best products I've ever used for shine and durability.
#6 of 6991 Question on washing again
Mar 21, 2000 (5:08 pm)
I searched and searched for cotton wash mit as suggested in an early post and found a sponge with a 100% cotton exterior. Actually it has twisted strands of cotton, similar to a mop. They are made in Canada and presume it is 100% cotton. However, I also found a 100% sheepskin wool washmitt. It is 100%...the leather is on the inside to prove it. Because I live in snow country, the car gets quite dirty with salt and sand and other road grime, so I want to ensure I use something that won't scratch and works well with my Zaino. Any views on cotton vs. wool?
#7 of 6991 Sergeich
Mar 21, 2000 (8:22 pm)
That photo wasn't a car. If you look closely, it didn't have an engine, and thus, it was pulled by a horse. Using powerful photo analysis, we've determined that it was built in 1896 and was junked in 1903 due to owner frustration with the finish. Seems he used whale oil instead of wax. And you can see the results. See all them water spots? Could have been avoided! After all, that thing has at least another 100K miles in it.
#8 of 6991 The Package Came Today
Mar 22, 2000 (10:22 pm)
The Z Package came today! Will let you know how the car (it's new) and me (I'm basically lazy) do!
#9 of 6991 The Package Came Today
Mar 22, 2000 (11:11 pm)
I also got a package today - a big box from Griot's garage. My family thinks I am nuts.
There is no limit of perfection, no matter how good your vehicle looks it always leaves you wishing for better.
Pblevine, I also noticed water spots. Looks like owner didn't use 100% Cotton Made in USA towel to dry the finish.