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Old 07-27-2009, 03:51 PM   #26
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Lol! Thanks guys! I will def look into doing it myself or find a reputable detail shop! I just want to make sure I get the bes for it!
basically the are charging 805$ to apply something like this

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Old 08-03-2009, 05:05 PM   #27
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Zaino is a waste of money. I've used it for years, I was brainwashed by the Vette/Zaino hype. Trust me, it's all viral hype. There are many other great products that are cheaper and more accessible. For instance Black Box is AMAZING.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:29 PM   #28
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Zaino is a waste of money. I've used it for years, I was brainwashed by the Vette/Zaino hype. Trust me, it's all viral hype. There are many other great products that are cheaper and more accessible. For instance Black Box is AMAZING.
You are entitled to your opinion.

"Viral hype"?

I'll agree with you on the "cheaper"/"more accessible" comment.

But for durability, Zaino can't be beat.

I won't engage in an argument with you. As I said, you're entitled to your opinion. Even if it is a little "heavy handed".
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:48 PM   #29
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What is it with everyone on here using clay bar on a new car. Doesn't make any sense to me. Although my car doesn't sit out, but the more you rub, wash ,dry and wax the quicker you wear out the paint.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:52 PM   #30
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What is it with everyone on here using clay bar on a new car. Doesn't make any sense to me. Although my car doesn't sit out, but the more you rub, wash ,dry and wax the quicker you wear out the paint.
The car can pick up "rail dust", as well as contaminants in transit from factory to dealership. Also, if the car has sat outside, exposed to the elements for any length of time, there will be surface contaminants.

Its not a necessary step, but it does make a difference.

As for any "wear", if done properly, this isn't an issue.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:56 PM   #31
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The car can pick up "rail dust", as well as contaminants in transit from factory to dealership. Also, if the car has sat outside, exposed to the elements for any length of time, there will be surface contaminants.

Its not a necessary step, but it does make a difference.

As for any "wear", if done properly, this isn't an issue.
why did you have to bring up rail dust? Mines been sitting in rail yard for 10 days with no sign of leaving.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:59 PM   #32
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why did you have to bring up rail dust? Mines been sitting in rail yard for 10 days with no sign of leaving.


I'm sorry!

It could be worse! I haven't even ordered!
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I'm sorry!

It could be worse! I haven't even ordered!
That's cool bro. With the bad news coming from scott about his daughter, it's makes all of this seem very small.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:07 PM   #34
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That's cool bro. With the bad news coming from scott about his daughter, it's makes all of this seem very small.
Really puts things in perspective. :(











Hope your Camaro leaves the yard asap.
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Really puts things in perspective. :(











Hope your Camaro leaves the yard asap.
thanks and good night. Need to go to bed now and say my prayers.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:46 AM   #36
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Zaino is a waste of money. I've used it for years, I was brainwashed by the Vette/Zaino hype. Trust me, it's all viral hype. There are many other great products that are cheaper and more accessible. For instance Black Box is AMAZING.
Sorry to disagree, I agree with Moose.

For durability and ease of use nothing beats Zaino and I have tried them all!

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Old 08-04-2009, 08:50 AM   #37
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What is it with everyone on here using clay bar on a new car. Doesn't make any sense to me. Although my car doesn't sit out, but the more you rub, wash ,dry and wax the quicker you wear out the paint.
I did the claybar test when my car arrived and found claying wan't required. A simple test, take a clear sandwich bag, place it over your hand, gently run it over the surface of your car, if it feels perfectly smooth you do not need to clay.

However I live 100 miles from Oshawa. This is the first new car I didn't have to clay.

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I did the claybar test when my car arrived and found claying wan't required. A simple test, take a clear sandwich bag, place it over your hand, gently run it over the surface of your car, if it feels perfectly smooth you do not need to clay.

However I live 100 miles from Oshawa. This is the first new car I didn't have to clay.

That's a good test...I recently learned it too.

Claying isn't always necessary on new cars as you intimated. I did my Father's 'Benz, and the bar remained clean the entire time.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:31 PM   #39
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Another test you can do on towels to see if they scratch is rub them over
a CD (The CD Test) if they scratch the cd, they will scratch your new
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #40
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Another test you can do on towels to see if they scratch is rub them over
a CD (The CD Test) if they scratch the cd, they will scratch your new
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good tip. just be sure to use toby keith or someone like that. you wouldn't want to ruin a good CD.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:51 AM   #41
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:33 PM   #42
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Is it OK to wax over the black matte stripes? Just trying to get an idea if I can wax over the stripes or if I need to be careful around them.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:38 PM   #43
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Never heard of the CD test, thanks for sharing. I agree, makes you think how some of those things I've been using aren't good for my cars. No wonder my sport red Suburban always looks like spider webs. Thanks again
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:24 PM   #44
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Besides the Porter polisher what other polisher are good but not this expensive?? The Porter's go for $120 to $200. Is there anything a little cheaper in price but still works pretty good?
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:52 PM   #45
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If i dont have a mitt should i use a sponge?
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:48 PM   #46
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no, you should buy a mit. A sponge keeps all the grit you are trying to wash off at the surface of the sponge. By the end of one stroke you've successfully ground all of that all the way across.
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #47
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Best way to clean windows without scratching and streaking is to use only water to clean and dry with newspaper. Not the comics, adds or anything else with color. learned tis from an old janitor many years ago. Really removes the film created by the evaporation of the chemicals from the plastics in the interior.

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Old 01-02-2010, 06:42 AM   #48
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Is it OK to wax over the black matte stripes? Just trying to get an idea if I can wax over the stripes or if I need to be careful around them.
We have discussed this before,but in case you didnt see it here it goes.do not clay bar the stripes,do not buff the stripes.Now for the wax part,Do not use a wax that dries before removing.Examples of some of the products that can be used on the stripes are zaino but i am not familiar with this product but Moose is.Also the ones i am familiar with are adams, formula 113 and most of the detailer sprays wether it is adams,formula113,lucas the meguirs has a tendancy to build up and begin to smear.I use these products on 9 cars and 3 trailers.Try any of these products and make your own opinion.
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I know it's a cheap wax but how about Turtle Wax Ice? It doesn't dry with a white residue and I used it on the flat black wiper arms a few years ago on an old car. When you apply a sealant should you apply it to the flat black stripes?
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I know it's a cheap wax but how about Turtle Wax Ice? It doesn't dry with a white residue and I used it on the flat black wiper arms a few years ago on an old car. When you apply a sealant should you apply it to the flat black stripes?
I haven't used Turtle Wax in years so I can't offer an honest opinion. You might want to look at Meguires or Mothers also.

As for the srtieps, my advice would be; do not use a wax, and if you try any polish, try it on a very small, inconspicuous spot first.

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