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Old 10-06-2002, 04:50 PM   #1
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Talking I TOOK FIRST PLACE!!!! Boxster #1 !!!

I took 1st place in the German Auto Show in KC this weekend! Pictures and details on my website!

Click on Pictorials then scroll down to the German Auto Show

Enjoy!

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Old 10-07-2002, 05:45 PM   #2
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Congrats Ken. YOur car is looking good........


Are you using Zainos products for the finish?
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:29 AM   #3
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Thumbs up First Place

Hey I saw your post over at PPBB about this, congrats! Also saw the response from one of the deputies, gee how infantile. Great looking car in any case Ken and a well deserved award.
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for the congrats, I am using Zaino products for the finish but believe it or not, it has been about a month since I "Zaino'd" the car, I just didn't have time this time to do it again before the show which I think is a testament to how well their stuff lasts.
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:09 PM   #5
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Zaino

Do you apply it with a Porter Cable polisher which I have read good things about or by hand?
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Old 10-09-2002, 05:47 AM   #6
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By Hand

I do it by hand, I'm always worried that a piece of dirt/sand, whatever will get underneath a polisher and leave a scratch or something. I've heard too many horror stories so I just do it by hand. The stuff goes on and comes off so easily that by hand is fine.
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Thanks Ken. I have always waxed my cars by hand and I guess I will continue to do so with the Boxster too. Haven't used Zaino yet, in fact I haven't waxed mine in the 5-6 months I have had it. Water still beads on it, so I imagine it is still pretty well protected. But, plan to wax it before the rains come in any case.
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Old 10-09-2002, 07:28 PM   #8
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I have found P21S wax works fairly well. However, I do believe Zaino's products are superior.

I had a friend's 2002 Carrera over at my house this past weekend and was rather shocked in the "water beading" ability of his un-waxed car. It must be the quality of Porsche's paint/finish.
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Old 10-09-2002, 08:11 PM   #9
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Water beading

The water beading capabilities of Zaino are extraordinary! Very very fine beads, and the surface maintains that "slick" smooth feel for several months, unlike most waxes which lose that feel in a couple of days...
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What specific Zaino products are you using? I spoke with Sol Zaino a couple of months ago, and he recommended abround 5 or 6 products for my car (lapis blue (very dark)). He was a riot -- very open with regard to "available products."

I guess I need to place an orger with him.
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Old 10-10-2002, 06:26 PM   #11
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Zaino...

I used the Z1 as prep, which is fine on my car, yellow, no deep scratches, and then several coats of Z2 over time. I've heard that if you have deep scratches you should go with some Z5, but I thought you were always supposed to finish with Z2 for the best shine. Their website www.zainobros.com explains it all. It is rather cumbersome to order from them, no online ordering system you have to print stuff out and fax it to them. If you are going to get some let me know, I have a couple of local people interested and maybe we could do a group buy...
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Ken,

Yes, I definately plan to order some Zaino products -- most likely within the next week; thus, a "group order" sounds like a good idea. If we get enough interested, we can purchase case quantities and save a few $$.

I will be glad to coordinate.



Prices and producsts are as follows:

Qty Each and 12/Case price Total


Z-1
8oz Zaino Show Car "Polish Lok" Pre-Cleaner & Gloss Conditioner . ..$8.95 ..$95.00 .

Z-2
8oz Zaino Bros' Show Car Polish for clear-coated paint . $12.95 $140.00 .

Z-3
8oz Zaino Bros' Show Car Polish for regular paint . $12.95 $140.00 .

Z-5
8oz Zaino Bros' Z-5 Polish for swirl marks & fine scratches . $16.95 $185.00 .

Z-6
16oz Zaino Bros' Ultra Clean "Gloss Enhancer" Spray . ..$9.95 $110.00 .

Z-7
16oz Zaino Bros' Show Car Wash (concentrate) . ..$7.95 ..$85.00 .

Z-9
8oz Zaino Bros' "Leather Soft" Spray Cleaner . ..$7.95 ..$85.00 .

Z-10
8oz Zaino Bros' "Leather In A Bottle" Treatment & Conditioner . $10.95 $120.00 .

Z-12
8oz Zaino Bros' Clear-View Glass Polish . $12.95 $140.00 .

Z-14
8oz Zaino Bros' Plastic-Magic Cleaner & Polish . $12.95 $140.00 .

Z-16
16oz Zaino Bros' Perfect Tire Gloss (rubber & trim) Protectant . $12.95 $140.00 .

Z-18
4oz Zaino ClayBar (removes airborne & paint contaminants) . $16.95 $185.00 .

ZFX 2ml Zaino Flash Cure Accelerator Additive for Z-2, Z-5, Z-3 NEW . $19.95 $215.00 .

#314 4x5 Zaino Bros' Custom Polish Applicator (100% virgin cotton) . ..$2.50 ..$25.00 .
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The 'avatar' picture at left is of my Lapis Blue '01 just after the first Zaino treatment this past spring. Other than using their car wash (which contains finish/shine enhancing components) it has had no other products applied and still looks great. I avoid using the car wash product on the glass and top (use P21S instead there), as I don't want to "wax" those areas... does anyone have experience with just using the Zaino wash on everything?

Added to this posting on 20 Oct 02: if interested, additional full-size pictures of this car w/Zaino applied appear in another thread: http://www.986forum.com/showthread.php?threadid=86http://www.986forum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=86 . BTW, I just freshened the car up with the Z6 "Gloss Enhancer" (detailing spray) yesterday and it only looks better now... still have yet to apply the recommended second coat of Z-2.

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Old 10-16-2002, 08:13 AM   #14
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Zaino Wash

I haven't used their wash products, but considering I wash by hand, I just don't wipe down the top with the same sponge, etc.

I'm still interested in a Zaino group buy if others are. Has this moved forward any?
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I believe, regardless of what top shampoo one uses, the key component to keeping the top water-resitant is to apply a post cleaner protectant. I am using RaggTop. You just spray it on and let it sit in the sun (if available). The product does not contain silicone, but contains various polymers designed to repel water and strenghten the top's material. If you get it on paint or glass, just wipe it off before it dries.

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I am most interested in purchasing some Zaino products. Is anyone elce interested?
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Zaino group buy

Hello Just found this site and I am looking, at some past postings. The Zaino group buyis of interest I am in. Someone want to spearhead a buy and I let me know what I owe. I have black 98.
The Z2 and Z5 and Z6 plus I would ltry there car wash.
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Old 02-08-2003, 08:21 PM   #17
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Welcome from a fellow neighbor in West Linn Hope you had it out today with the top down.
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Yes and as a matter of fact I took the wife out for a drive and we hit the I5 to 205 to 10th st and up the hill and down past Zupans on 43 and home. I live in LO if heading north past Marylhurst to Burnham rd. east and into my neighborhood. Pop over sometime. 1580 Bedford Ct. 503 635-6048
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post away I think te size limit is 100 x 100 or 80 x 80 dont really remember.
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This should be 65x65.

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