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Old 06-27-2009, 08:54 PM
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Alright, well, I finally did my first Zaino job, and I have to say, I am pleased with the results.

I did a dawn wash, followed by a little scratch remover stuff, followed by a clay bar, followed by a Zaino wash, then two Z5's and a Z2 with Gloss Enhancer inbetween each. Took me just shy of 5 hours.

Check out the pics (alas, the silver can't compete with black in terms of reflection, but it's still quite good).

She's almost ready for the big event!
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:22 AM
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The finish looks awesome!!! That's a lot of work Thawk97, I use Zaino, can relate. Love their products, makes future washing easier too. Have you checked out Z-8 Grand Finale Spray Seal, it's a great finisher and good for quick polishing....I want to clay my car sometime soon.


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Old 06-28-2009, 06:23 PM
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Thanks for the compliment. I did think about getting the Z8 but this was my first time which means I had to buy all the other stuff and I used Z6 as a finisher - it was already pretty expensive so, yeah, maybe in the future
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:45 PM
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:16 PM
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Mu ha ha ha ha ^_^
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:12 PM
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what would be the point of using Z-5 on a sunlight silver Rx8? I have one myself and the z5 came in my kit .. would there be any advantage
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:29 PM
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^ depending on how particular you are about the condition of your paint, yes and no. If you will not mind the swirl marks, especially when exposed under (yellow) street lighting at night, you won't need it. Yes, if you want it to look close to flawless (since it masks minor scratches and swirls).
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Holy shiny sunlight silver!!!!! I Zaino'd my car for the first time last week.... OMG I can't stop running my hands down those sleek SMOOTH curves.... IM HOOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:40 PM
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THanks for the tip on Z5 .. yeh my Rx8 is looking ALOT better after 4 coats ( 1 z5, 3 z2) ...I wouldn't think it would have much of an effect on a sunlight silver but it creates this sort of sheen look to it that still dazzles me .. ONE MORE QUESTION THOUGH.. do i need to wash the car before applying more coats? reason i ask is because I've been just using the custom spray ( 1/2 cap of car wash zaino with 16oz of water ) to clean the car and then apply the polish as well as follow with z6...
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^Just make sure that the paint surface everywhere you plan to add another coat is free from most dirt or other contaminants like bugs. Z6 is recommended by Zaino themselves in between successive coats, but it may not make that much difference in the end result.. I don't think using the shampoo is a good idea as an in-between if you're doing it all in one go (unless some time passes and the car gets dirty).
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:32 AM
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GA Zaino Black

I finally got around to using the Zaino I ordered months ago after seeing this thread.
Here she is after one coat of Z-5, then one of Z-2. Superbowl was about to start so I had to leave it at 2 coats, but I can't imagine it looking any better than this regardless.
Hit my wife's 6 with one coat of Z-2 while I was waiting on the 8 to dry, and that 7 year old car looks new again.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:11 PM
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Finally zaino'd my 8

z7+z18+z6+z5+z6+z5+z6+z5+z6+z2+z6=OMG!!




will have more pics when my photographers upload their photos
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deep reflections auto detailing in Los Altos CA...

Hi All,

This shop is great!!!

They put on two extra coats at no charge (said they had the time to do it and as my car was new it was "no problem")...

Very good price and my car truly looks fantastic.
If you are in the SF Bay area you might want to check them out
http://www.deepreflectionsdetailers.com/

Cheers,
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:59 AM
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hey guys does zaino"leahter in a bottle" smell like brand new leather?? anyone try it??
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Having problems with streaking and uneven application on Black with ZAIO and ZFX accelorator. Any help?
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Just finished my Zaino system. All coats using ZFX.

Dish soap wash, Z18 claybar, Z7 wash, Z6,ZAIO,Z6,ZAIO,Z6,ZAIO,Z6,Z5 Pro,Z6,Z5 Pro,Z6,Z5 Pro, Z6,Z6,Z6

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Another couple from a more recent detail.





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Old 06-25-2012, 04:39 PM
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Looking good. I need a good detailer to get rid of my swirls and scratches before I can get my car looking good again.
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Its not hard. Buy yourself a good Dual Action/Random orbital polisher and all your swirl mark woes will be forgotten. Best thing about a DA polisher is they are completely safe to use by an amateur like me and can not burn through your paint. Best thing I ever bought.
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Hey BobsRX8GT, how long does your entire Zaino process take? For me just washing, claying and waxing takes about 5 hours.
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I will spend about 3-4 days for a full system. I usually layer 2 coats of Z5 a day. Day 1 is wash, clay, wash, Paint correction, IPA wipedown and ZAIO. Days 2-3 are layering Z5 and day 4 is layering Z2 and a Z8 sealant.

Long process and difficult to work with in my humidity however the end results of a full system are spectacular.
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I'll bump and old thread
04 WB two coats of z5 four coats of z2

















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