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Old 07-07-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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Zaino'd Pics

Took the long 4th of July weekend to Zaino my cars for the first time.
I am one happy customer! I regret not switching to this stuff long time ago. Other wax (Meguire's, Eagle One, Zymol etc.) that I have been using are all going into trash! I love this stuff.
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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Zaino does in deed rock I love it..

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Old 07-07-2006, 09:23 AM   #3
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Wow, talk about mirror finish. That looks beautiful.

Does anyone know what Zaino's best swirl remover would be... or the best swirl remover period? Do I really need an orbital to remove swirls? The Pep Boys specials never seem to do the job.
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:38 AM   #4
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I just went to the zaino web site and read their very long instructional page... seems like they want me to buy a lot of product from them!

Can anyone tell me exactly what you use and in what order you use it? Do you use all the bottles of stuff they recommend, or what have you found to work?

Don't forget I have an old boxster with black paint. Every swirl mark, scratch and nick shows up unless you've just waxed it and it's midnight

Sheer Darkness covers up a lot of problems on a black paint job!
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:52 AM   #5
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Randall for your car..

Z-18 Clay Bar
PoorBoy's SSR 2.5 (applied with a machine) Porter Cable is awesome..
PoorBoy's SSR 1.0 (applied with a machine)
Zaino Z-PC Fusion (applied with a machine)
Z1 (hand)
Z2 (hand)
Z6 (hand)
Z2 (hand)
Z6 (hand)
Z8 (hand)

Wipe drool of ground (can use machine or hand for that) hehe


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Old 07-07-2006, 10:02 AM   #6
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Great shine MinK6! (and your photoshop skill aint bad either )

I'm with Randall, black is a b****. I have not had the quality time available to really get mine where I would like it... yet.
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:12 AM   #7
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Randall for your car..

Z-18 Clay Bar
PoorBoy's SSR 2.5 (applied with a machine) Porter Cable is awesome..
PoorBoy's SSR 1.0 (applied with a machine)
Zaino Z-PC Fusion (applied with a machine)
Z1 (hand)
Z2 (hand)
Z6 (hand)
Z2 (hand)
Z6 (hand)
Z8 (hand)

Wipe drool of ground (can use machine or hand for that) hehe


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I used ZFX with Z5 & Z2

Here is what I did:

Liquid Dawn wash (Twice)
(Z18 Clay)
(Z7 Wash)
(ZFX+Z5)
(Z6)
(ZFX+Z2)
(Z6)
(ZFX+Z5)
(Z6)
(ZFX+Z2)
(Z8)

Wiped drool off the ground with a microfiber towel. haha

Since I was new to Zaino I went ahead and bought the "Zaino Total Protection Show Car Kit" + bottle of Z8.
Not a bad investment if you ask me.

I think I will stock up on Z7 car wash and Z8 since I think I will be using these more than the other products.
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:27 AM   #8
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Damn, do you need to buy the whole series to get results? I thought I could buy one or two of them to get rid of swirls and give me some shine. I don't feel like putting little Johnnie Zaino thru college.
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Damn, do you need to buy the whole series to get results? I thought I could buy one or two of them to get rid of swirls and give me some shine. I don't feel like putting little Johnnie Zaino thru college.
Basically all you need is ZFX, Z5 or Z2 and Z6. You might need ZPC depending on how deep bad your swirl marks are and claybar you can buy anywhere at your local autopart store.

In my opinion, I ended up spending that much money on other cleaner/wax type anyway, why not use the best on your Porsche.
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Old 07-07-2006, 02:18 PM   #10
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I love Zaino too. I have been using the ZFX, Z2, Z5, Z6, Z7 and Z8. When I use the Z2 or Z5, I park it overnight and then hand-buff the wax off the next morning.
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MinK6, your car looks great! You did a great job!!

What color is that...Midnight Blue Metallic or Lapis Blue Metallic? Looks great with the Metropol Blue Top too!
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:28 PM   #12
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MinK6,


your car looks sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttt!


you put a lot of work on that shine and it's totally worth it! good job dude!
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Wow..looks so good it almost dosnt look real!!

Puts my mguires gold class to shame......
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No kidding. And they F&^% you in the Drive Thru....what movie?

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Damn, do you need to buy the whole series to get results? I thought I could buy one or two of them to get rid of swirls and give me some shine. I don't feel like putting little Johnnie Zaino thru college.
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No kidding. And they F&^% you in the Drive Thru....what movie?

Lethal Weapon II...or III...or IV...or...

Whatever you want, Leo Getz.

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I have always used the original meguiars professional stuff.


I just did the Boxster with P21S. It looks good like any other ure carnuba, but I am sure it won't last if I drive it everyday.

I hear the zaino lasts like a glass coating and the only drawback is the time it takes.
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BINGO!!! Nice work.


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very nice one of my favorite colors. Nearly bought an M3 that color a few years back. Glad i didn't!

Some folks swear by Zaino. I think all the boutique brands deliver the same show stopping looks. I'm personally not crazy about the idea of buying everything from one brand but that's just me. I'm always trying new stuff and I need products to be compatible with products from other brands.

but uh yeahh swirl remover, Poorboys is excellent but you need a PC orbital polisher to use it effectively. A very worthwhile investment.
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are all Boxsters clear coated? I have a 2001 speed yellow S, not sure but it doesn't appear to be clear coated,
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are all Boxsters clear coated? I have a 2001 speed yellow S, not sure but it doesn't appear to be clear coated,
Yes, yours is clear-coated.

From what I have read, solid colors were clear-coated since 1995. If you polish your car, and no color comes off on your rag (white rag) this is proof positive your car is clear-coated.

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