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Old 07-25-2007, 10:04 PM   #26
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:55 PM   #27
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I use Zaino. Although you have several steps, you only have to use it one to two times a year, beads up everytime, shines and looks great.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:44 AM   #28
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Hello, I have a few questions. First I have an 02 Black Silverado. I am interested in the Zaino product but don't know what to buy or what I would need to start off with or for that matter how to apply it. any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-10-2008, 03:24 PM   #29
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Hello, I have a few questions. First I have an 02 Black Silverado. I am interested in the Zaino product but don't know what to buy or what I would need to start off with or for that matter how to apply it. any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #30
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In all seriousness------elbow grease and time
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:17 PM   #31
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I personally never did try the Zano line---And I do believe that it is a good product. However, I have started using Wizards products and their paint sealant and detail spray is really something that you have to witness. I use it on all of my vehicles and I have a black truck, black Impala SS, and a white truck. I buy my stuff by the case from the distributor and save about 30% on the over the counter cost. www.wizardsproducts.com
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:36 AM   #32
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I've found Meguiars NXT to be the best locally available "wax" as far as ease of use, minor swirl filling and depth of shine. It's not the most durable though.
Same here. After 2 weeks, the slick feel was gone and the color depth was just not there.

Is there a system that works particular well for dark single stage paints ? I have a burgundy truck with cheap single stage paint, and the Texas sun is really bad on it seeing as it's never garaged. Oxidation happens very quickly. I need something that lasts awhile and will protect well against UV rays and oxidation.

Also, whats the best rubbing and polishing compound I can buy to remove the oxidation and bring back the shine before waxing ? I have used Turtle Wax liquid rubbing compound with Meguiars polish and had good results but I think I can do a lot better.
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Same here. After 2 weeks, the slick feel was gone and the color depth was just not there.

Is there a system that works particular well for dark single stage paints ? I have a burgundy truck with cheap single stage paint, and the Texas sun is really bad on it seeing as it's never garaged. Oxidation happens very quickly. I need something that lasts awhile and will protect well against UV rays and oxidation.

Also, whats the best rubbing and polishing compound I can buy to remove the oxidation and bring back the shine before waxing ? I have used Turtle Wax liquid rubbing compound with Meguiars polish and had good results but I think I can do a lot better.

Once again, I think if y ou got your hands on the Wizards, you would be surprised. The pics up above are on a truck that is black and clear coated, but the shine stays. I use this stuff on all o f my daioly driven vehicles. The white truck that I have has a pearl mix in the clear coat and the shine stays through the Kansas winters.

I use 3M FINNESSE IT rubbing compund on most of my stuff and then follow it up with a coat of Wizards "Shinemaster" or if nothing else a 3M glazing compound.

3M has advanced to different rubbing compounds, but unless you are quick on the draw, the FINNESSE IT is the best choice. This stuff works on plastic pieces for getting scratches out. Once again refer to the black truck above for the shine.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:18 AM   #34
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I use zaino. Like stated above, the first time you apply it, it's a time consuming process (claybar, basecoat, topcoat) but it lasts A LONG time and looks awesome

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Old 11-04-2008, 12:08 PM   #35
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In my world "best" equals longest lasting because who wants to wax 4-5 times/year? Longer lasting waxes are not wax, but synthetic polymer sealants. Keep in mind that pure carnuba wax is really only good for 6-8 weeks. I like Poorboy's pure EXP sealant and Klasse All-in-One. They both last awhile and shine great (over a properly prepared surface of course).
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:31 PM   #36
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I use NXT also it always works well! easy on and off super smooth outcome
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:46 PM   #37
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Zaino. Been using it since 1999. Best stuff, hands down, I've ever used. Easy on, easy off, and the shine is incredible...especially on darker colors.

Finishing up the final wet sanding on my cab this week (Black), then will buff it out. Before we even mount the cab, it will have two coats of Zaino.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:16 PM   #38
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My boss has this Dri-wash stuff or something like that. What's up with that stuff if anyone's heard of it?
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:46 PM   #39
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New to me ex... anyone else?
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:00 PM   #40
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after checking the website, it's been around since 91' and claims to be the original dry wash product. Washless car wash basically with stuff that is supposed to give a great shine. i always said the best wax is whatever you are using and multiple applications.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:03 PM   #41
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i have tried a bunch of em too. i am sticking with LIQUID GLASS. goes on and off real easy , shines great and LASTS. i am sure you will get other opinions. but thats mine and i am sticking to it !
I used to sell this and Ive used it for 20 years,its still the best Ive used some far!There may be better out there,but I like this stuff.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:13 PM   #42
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Re: Whats The Best Wax Really?

I have used Meguairs wax without many issues, but I am in the market for some great wax. Looks like I will need to check out the Wizard brand.

What are people experiences with Mothers products? I know Foose uses them, but he's also getting paid....
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:14 AM   #43
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I use IBIZ. Several friends of mine have been using this stuff for years. I finally bought some and was impressed at the shine and how much cleaner my trucks and cars were. Its also endorsed by the Corvette club of america. They have a complete line of detailing products and are guaranteed. Pretty sweet stuff
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:54 PM   #44
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I used to show Corvetes for about 10 years and the really, really best wax I ever used was Nu Finish. Yep, you can buy it at Wal Mart. Its liquid so it goes on easy. I use a buffer to apply and remove the polish. You can put it on and come back 4 hours later and it still buffs off easily. It beads a lot longer than Meguiers by my own tests. (not scientific I admit, but real world) Man, its all I use and I have won best paint of show and always first, second or third in my class and people can't believe it when I tell them what wax I use. Now I have to say "don't believe what any wax or polish dealer tells you, it won't last that long" I always try to polish every two months or so. You can travel to the mountain tops in Tibet and buy polish from the Dali Lamma and I really don't think its any better.
Good ole orange bottle nu finish for me too, i was just afraid to admit it
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:41 AM   #45
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I am a Mothers beliver , but i have used Zimol in the past . I just don't like the meguiers gold paste ( the girls got me a package deal for my birthday one year ) . I recently tried the surf city garage barrier reef wax and was very happy with it . I live in a high humidity area and it still looks good after 3 weeks .
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hotrod 80, I understand the high humidity issues. Looks like I will have to jump on the Mothers crew and try out some of their products. Out of Mothers, Zimbol, and Surf City, which provided the best protection?
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:40 PM   #47
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I will bring some of the Wizards stuff I have, to the MATN if anyone is interested in seeing how it goes on. As for protection, all of my vehicles have it on them and the white truck is my all year round daily driver (snow, rain, Kansas Hot weather, and idiot drivers) Keep it in mind. I did not believe it's ease and protection capabilities until I tried it myself. Used zymol, Mequires, Mothers, and many others before. however I will admit, I have not tried Zano---not readily available in my area.
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hotrod 80, I understand the high humidity issues. Looks like I will have to jump on the Mothers crew and try out some of their products. Out of Mothers, Zimbol, and Surf City, which provided the best protection?
The zimol and surf city are very similar . Surf city being better . So far the surf city is out lasting mothers . Ima try this wizard i here all this preaching about . Detailing has always been a hobby of mine .
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #49
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I use Dupont with teflon on the Harley but when I got the truck painted they said not to use it cause they have a real hard time stripping it. It makes the scoot look good though. I can't wax the truck till late fall. So im gonna keep up with this till then.
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Poorboy's is my choice... It doesn't hurt either that I won $150 worth of microfiber accessories, just because I ordered $30 worth of product... HA
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