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Old 12-17-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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Question Best Cleaning Supplies

Some friends are asking me for some cleaning product names that they can buy for me for Christmas for my Camaro. I am wondering what the best products would be (polishes, waxes, towels, etc) for cleaning a black Camaro.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:10 PM   #2
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:45 PM   #3
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Zaino's real big around here. Meguires is good too.
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Some clening towels would be nice. Don't use your bathroom towels.
I'm the only one I know that uses mothers wax.
I also us meguires cleaning products
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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Why do you all like Zaino the best? Also, any suggestions for certain products of theirs?
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:13 PM   #7
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i have a local place that makes all of my detail supplies but as far as nation wide Griots has some really good stuff.http://www.griotsgarage.com/


this place has everything you will need to clean your car inside and out. also they have things for storage and winterizing your car.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:16 PM   #8
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Zaino's real big around here. Meguires is good too.
never heard of zaino. meguires is good but to me they arent really professional grade. they have become more commercialized and their products may be good but as far as wax and long term hold up, i dont think they last long. they have really good marketing and labels and they draw attention with the nice cars on the covers of products. but i dont really like their stuff. except for the tire shine.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:18 PM   #9
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Some clening towels would be nice. Don't use your bathroom towels.
I'm the only one I know that uses mothers wax.
I also us meguires cleaning products

here is a good place to get towels

http://www.dftowel.com/

and have them get you the magic cube too,its great for bugs and tar,will not scratch the paint.

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:40 PM   #10
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Zymol is the only thing I use on my black 68.........it keeps swirls to the bare minimum and it's an easy on-off product. I've got friends who've used Zaino and like it for blacks and dark blues as well.

The other good thing to ask for us applicators and towels........only use microfiber and when you wash them, only wash them together......it keeps the nap up and prolongs their life.........

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #11
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i also bought everything from griotsgarage.com for my small scale detailing business... Zaino works well.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:12 PM   #12
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As many times as I've seen Zaino mentioned for darker cars I'm considering them for my black SS. Also I've seen some good things about Adam's Polishes. They have alot of good how-to videos on their website too. And the owner says on their forum that "If anything you buy 'spoils' or is less than excellent in quality or results, we will replace it, or refund your purchase 110%, no questions asked", so I might try them out. Have any of you had experience with any of the Adam's Polish products, or you think Zaino would be better?
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #13
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Well I am leaning towards getting Zaino products. Any specific suggestions for ones I should get? I am a total noob when it comes to cleaning cars, I just have a silver car right now and just go to the car wash once every month or two to get the dust off. I have no idea what I should be getting to keep the car in the best shape possible and looking the best.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:22 PM   #14
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:30 PM   #15
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y'all actually clean your cars?! i've never had anything worth cleaning 'til now & it's easy to let stuff slide with this one. the camaro will get extra effort put into being spotless, though
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:28 PM   #16
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There are many, many, MANY good cleaning/waxing supplies. Everyone has their personal loyalties. You can always do a little internet research and come to your own conclusions. But anything recommended here should be good.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:47 PM   #17
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One word. Walmart. Yes that's right Walmart.

I've used Zaino products before and I don't know if I keep getting a hold of bad batches or what but every product of theirs I've used has been crap. I actually get better results from brands you can buy at Walmart then I've ever gotten from Zaino.

There is one car detailing shop down the road. They get a TON of business and do anything from old beaters to Porsche's and Ferrari's and they do excellent work. I stopped by a couple months ago to see what brands of cleaning supplies they use and whether they use microfiber or cloth towels. You know what? They buy all of their cleaning materials from the local dollar store and use nothing but 100% cloth towels. The owner even showed me the bottles one guy was using on a brand new Vette.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:57 PM   #18
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Yeah, people get attached to "brand names" for some odd reason. Cleaning supplies are cleaning supplies. Just get an Armor-All car detailing kit and have at it.
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for some good detailing sites i would suggest:
Adams Polishes website
My personal fav.... http://articles.autopia.org/index.php
and lastly.... http://www.detailersdomain.com/
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Yeah, people get attached to "brand names" for some odd reason. Cleaning supplies are cleaning supplies. Just get an Armor-All car detailing kit and have at it.
Yeah this is what I do, Armor-All works for me since I am not terribly serious about it and my current vehicle is gray so it hides dirt relatively well, and Camaro will be silver.

Sorry for the slight off-topicness, but does anyone have anything they can recommend for the leather seats, specifically black ones to keep them from being harmed by the sun and such?
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:45 AM   #22
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Yeah this is what I do, Armor-All works for me since I am not terribly serious about it and my current vehicle is gray so it hides dirt relatively well, and Camaro will be silver.

Sorry for the slight off-topicness, but does anyone have anything they can recommend for the leather seats, specifically black ones to keep them from being harmed by the sun and such?
GM leather cleaner...cheap, easy to use and gives you the new car smell
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:36 AM   #23
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anybody still use turtle wax?
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