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Old 05-23-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Z2 or Z5

Hey yo,

I got the comprehensive zaino kit with the zfx accelerator. It came with a bunch of stuff (including leather treatment and conditioner, but I use Adams) from a full clay bar through polish treatment.

It came with both the Z2 and Z5 polishes. The instructions made it sounds like I should use one or the other. Which do all you zaino guys use? The Z5 says it is good for swirls, which I have a lot of on a black car. So that is the direction I'm leaning. Thoughts?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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Z5 all it does is hide te swirls. they will show back up after a few washes. What you need to do is remove the majority of the swirls then apply some z2. And learn some techniques to minize swirls. That's what I do for my car
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Z5 all it does is hide te swirls. they will show back up after a few washes. What you need to do is remove the majority of the swirls then apply some z2. And learn some techniques to minize swirls. That's what I do for my car
+1 and you can use both but Z-2 for longest protection and then you can touch up with either...make sure to use the accel...You can use the Z-5 tell you can correct paint, (be sure to clay at least) and I prefer the leather treatment from Z.

If you correct the swirls and put down Z-2, you will be shocked how good your ride will look. Apply thin as a little goes a long way (watch their vids at Zanio).
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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Good info.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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A coat or two of Z5 before using the Z2 will give great results. Been using Zaino for 9 years...
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #6
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I did two coats of z5 before the z2, and the swirls are still prevalent.

Any other tips?
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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You need to polish the swirls off your paint so when using Z2 or Z5 you won't notice any of them there because they will be gone. try using something like M205 polish, Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover or Wolfgang Total Swirl Remover 3.0. After that finish up with BLACKFIRE Gloss Enhancing Polish to bring the shine your looking for and be ready for your LSP your going to use.
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Remember not to use an orbital action when applying the polish. Go with long strokes front to rear.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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Sorry, one more question on this:

Since I now have about 3 coats total (2 of Z5 and 1 of Z2), do I have to re-clay the whole thing and start over to remove the swirls? or can I start that process at any time?
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Sorry, one more question on this:

Since I now have about 3 coats total (2 of Z5 and 1 of Z2), do I have to re-clay the whole thing and start over to remove the swirls? or can I start that process at any time?
You should strip all the wax off of the car before you polish.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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Just went through all the steps and became a Zaino guy, very happy with it. Only one coat of Z2 so far hope to do 1-2 more this weekend:

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Sorry, one more question on this:

Since I now have about 3 coats total (2 of Z5 and 1 of Z2), do I have to re-clay the whole thing and start over to remove the swirls? or can I start that process at any time?
The answer is yes. take it off before any polishing.
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You shouldn't have to reclay it, just wash it with Dawn or a dilution of APC and then polish out the swirls before using your Zaino.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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Hey John, nice pics. Car turned out great!

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You shouldn't have to reclay it, just wash it with Dawn or a dilution of APC and then polish out the swirls before using your Zaino.
The zaino swirl remover didn't really do the trick. I am going to order some of the items Autopia suggested and give it another whirl.
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Second coat of Z2 + Dr Beasley Matt Black Finish spray for the stripes:

2nd coat of Zaino, took very little time to do this time:

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