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Old 06-13-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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Zaino Total Protection Question

I have been looking at buying the Zaino Total Protection Kit. I know that wax is amazing but what I am wondering is do I just buy the polish and wax and get the other things cheaper by like meguiars?
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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Let's see some current pics of ur current paint.

If it's newish and there is really nothing to buff out then the Z2 is suffice.

The Z6 or Z8 sprays are nice for in between car waxes, keeping the dust off (the process of waxing and buffing is enough to make the painted surface attract dust from static electricity).
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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If you're new to detailing cars, I suggest you might check out the Junkman's videos. He is a member here and his videos are very educational (an humorous).

I knew very little about detailing cars before finding his videos. I'm now happy with the results I get!

(I have no stock in his videos, I just found them helpful to me.)
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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Let's see some current pics of ur current paint.

If it's newish and there is really nothing to buff out then the Z2 is suffice.

The Z6 or Z8 sprays are nice for in between car waxes, keeping the dust off (the process of waxing and buffing is enough to make the painted surface attract dust from static electricity).
My Brand new Yellow Camaro is coming Friday, and I am just trying to figure out what to do get to detail it with.
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I use all stuff from Adam's Polishes (Adamspolishes.com). I love their stuff and they have the best customer service I've found in any company.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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Another Zaino user here. Personally I would just order all that separate and leave out the Z-5, you don't need it. It's mostly for dark colored cars and it will save you $16. If you add up all of what's in that package together it comes out to about $87 so the package isn't saving you much.

I absolutely love Zaino and can promise you won't be disappointed but be warned, the first time using it took me about 8-10 hours to do everything.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:18 PM   #7
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I have had good results with Z2 & Z5 with the accel...you need a good applicator and clay from some where...the detail spray helps in wipe off...good will cost ya...OK is less
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:34 AM   #8
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The answer to your OP question is Yes, but with some exceptions. Things like leather cleaner, interior detailer, wheel cleaner and tire shine and trim detailers you can get at other places. Zaino stuff is awesome, but in those areas, other companies are close enough IMO. Where you DO NOT want to skimp, however, is in the car wash products - The car shampoo, wash mitts, drying and detailing towels should be of the highest quality. Don't get those at Walmart or an auto parts store. Stick to Zainos or Adams (or your other high quality brand of choice). Waxing and polishing your car is what keeps it looking great, but WASHING you car is where everything can go wrong. That's when the damage is done in the first place. Search for and use the two bucket wash method with high quality materials is the best advice I can give a new detailer wanting to take care of their Camaro!
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:40 PM   #9
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I have been looking at buying the Zaino Total Protection Kit. I know that wax is amazing but what I am wondering is do I just buy the polish and wax and get the other things cheaper by like meguiars?

Can you be more specific please. What products are you looking to buy? If you want to go Zaino, (which I use and love), I would suggest you pair the Zaino wash with the polish and detail spray.

But if you're budget-minded right now I suppose you could get away with just the polish. Bare minimum, get Z5, Z2, ZFX, and Z6.
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I really dun think he needs to use the car wash from Zaino.
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I agree. He doesn't need Zaino car wash. But it needs to be good. Any good quality car wash will suffice, as long as he uses the proper technique ( foam, 2 bucket wash, etc). It's the other products that are most critical - polish, wax, etc. And blow dry (230 mph leaf blower from Home Depot. $40).
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:11 PM   #12
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I wash, then use the very suds to clay with.

Excellent results and I'm talking about black cars too.
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