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Old 05-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #18
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Sheena, I am going to be doing mine this year. I have/use the Adam's products. Since I had the hood spears put on my car, I clayed, polished the hood to get the slight surface scratches out of it, sealed the paint and put a coat of wax on it. I put one of my cloths on the hood today and it slid off. One way to see if your car needs claying is lightly rub your fingers over it. It will probably feel rough. Then put your hand in a baggie and rub your paint. It will feel like gravel!

I'm willing to give tips. Product? On your car, the Zaino polishes would work amazing on it! They will tend to give it lots of depth and a wet look. Don't get me wrong...Adam's has great products, but I know how well Zaino works on the darker cars. Zaino is expensive, but keep in mind around 1 ounce should do the whole car.

I will warn you, like I warned Rob. There is a LOT of work to detailing a vehicle if you want the paint perfect! LOL LOL There are more abrasive polishes you can buy to speed up the process and different polishers as well. Go to adamspolishes.ca and watch the videos. They are VERY good videos. Then you can look up The Junkman on Youtube as well. He's a supporter of Adam's polishes.

Let me know if you guys would like a hand.
so adams work better on lighter cars like SIM... and zaino works better on darker cars? I've been using Zaino from day 1 and its given me a good look... but not that DEEEP LUSTRE WAXY LOOK... which i've kinda wanted
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #19
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I'm just more of a gotta see it in person.
Same with me. I've already scratched the drivers side RS hood stripe and it makes me cringe every time I see it :(

I had my car detailed at refine automotive last year and I was pretty happy with the results.

I'd love to do it myself, but I'm nervous I'd make it worse!
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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Same with me. I've already scratched the drivers side RS hood stripe and it makes me cringe every time I see it :(

I had my car detailed at refine automotive last year and I was pretty happy with the results.

I'd love to do it myself, but I'm nervous I'd make it worse!
We could meet at Toms and practice on his car lol just kidding!!

I ordered the Zaino package this morning, including towels! I'm committed now
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #21
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Same with me. I've already scratched the drivers side RS hood stripe and it makes me cringe every time I see it :(

I had my car detailed at refine automotive last year and I was pretty happy with the results.

I'd love to do it myself, but I'm nervous I'd make it worse!
How bad is the scratch in the stripe? Sometimes that can be fixed, or greatly reduced.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:44 PM   #22
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so adams work better on lighter cars like SIM... and zaino works better on darker cars? I've been using Zaino from day 1 and its given me a good look... but not that DEEEP LUSTRE WAXY LOOK... which i've kinda wanted
I wouldn't say Zaino doesn't work on the lighter colors, but its easier to see the results of Zaino on the darker colored cars. I have SIM myself and there are certain angles tht you look at it and the paint looks wet. And you can get a deeper look to it from polishing.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:46 PM   #23
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We could meet at Toms and practice on his car lol just kidding!!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #24
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I've used adams. Honestly prefer eshine.ca
Prices are great, free shipping over $150 and you get reward dollars. Spent over $450 in the past 2 months and will continue to buy from there

One thing I will say is most Adams products are good. Eshine carries a bunch of brands so you need to find out what's "good"
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #25
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How bad is the scratch in the stripe? Sometimes that can be fixed, or greatly reduced.
I took it to several detailers last year, and they all said it would be unfixable. I'll probably replace the stripes in a year or two.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:42 AM   #26
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I took it to several detailers last year, and they all said it would be unfixable. I'll probably replace the stripes in a year or two.
When the time comes to replace them, get them painted on.
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When the time comes to replace them, get them painted on.
I'll definitely consider that.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:52 AM   #28
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I'll definitely consider that.
Had vinyl on mine for the first year, they looked good but I hated the raised edges and the fact that they just would not hold a shine.

Had them painted on in the spring of 2010 and they look so much better. I guess the only down side is, if I get a big scratch or chip, I can't just peel them off and put new ones on.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:35 PM   #29
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I received my zaino order on Friday . Not going to be able to get to working on detailing for a few more weeks which is ok.

My inlays had a Simoniz random orbit polisher they have lent me, it comes with a number of pads. Are these ok to use or should i order some zaino pads or Just try my first detail by hand?
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Sheena, with the Zaino products, you really need to apply them by hand. I'm not sure you can correct swirls with them. I believe they are more for getting that deep wet look. Honestly, they say 1 oz does the whole car. And it does! One of my coworkers tried using Zaino like he would McGuiars and it took about a week for it to dry for him to get it off.

Follow the directions to the T. If you don't think it's going on the car, rub a spot on your window with the applicator. If it leaves a streak, it is going on.
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Sheena, with the Zaino products, you really need to apply them by hand. I'm not sure you can correct swirls with them. I believe they are more for getting that deep wet look. Honestly, they say 1 oz does the whole car. And it does! One of my coworkers tried using Zaino like he would McGuiars and it took about a week for it to dry for him to get it off.

Follow the directions to the T. If you don't think it's going on the car, rub a spot on your window with the applicator. If it leaves a streak, it is going on.
Hey Tom,

Zaino has this product for swivel and minor scratch removal http://www.zainostore.ca/zaino-produ...swirl-remover/ I have used it and it does an OK job. It is a micro abrasive so read the instructions carefully before using it.
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I received my zaino order on Friday . Not going to be able to get to working on detailing for a few more weeks which is ok.

My inlays had a Simoniz random orbit polisher they have lent me, it comes with a number of pads. Are these ok to use or should i order some zaino pads or Just try my first detail by hand?
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Hey Tom,

Zaino has this product for swivel and minor scratch removal http://www.zainostore.ca/zaino-produ...swirl-remover/ I have used it and it does an OK job. It is a micro abrasive so read the instructions carefully before using it.
Well Sheena. Matt has corrected me. LOL LOL If you have the above product that Matt has mentioned, you can use the orbital with it. Have you used it yourself Matt? How does it work?

I would be interested to see the results.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #33
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I took it to several detailers last year, and they all said it would be unfixable. I'll probably replace the stripes in a year or two.

I like the vinyl as its easy to change up, most sign shops in town can do a totally custom look for you in any style, color or fade you like. Removal of my original vinyl stripes from factory and adding all that pink only cost me $300. It may not have been to everyones taste but the job was done quite well.
or just order up some and try installing yourself

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Well Sheena. Matt has corrected me. LOL LOL If you have the above product that Matt has mentioned, you can use the orbital with it. Have you used it yourself Matt? How does it work?

I would be interested to see the results.
Well, I should read instructions prior to posting...lol I have the Zaino polish for heavy swirl marks and fine scratches, different product than Matt mentioned. No orbital required for application.

I watched a bunch of Adam's videos over the weekend on detailing, which was quite helpful but took the process to a different level.
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