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Old 06-12-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
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Zaino Help please...

I'm looking to purchase the Zaino products and I'm kind of lost on all the Z this Z that.

Should I just purchase the car kit and let it be?
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...ct_Code=ZKIT-1

What products should I get if not the intire kit?
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:32 AM   #2
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yes that kit is what you need,add a 3 pack of the towels for product removal and some of the applicators as well
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K thanks... Comes with 2 applicators already.. should be ok for a while.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:54 PM   #6
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Having used Z2-PRO along with the ZFX additive and Z6 Detail Spray for several years, I finally decided to try their new All-In-One product.

That's now my new favorite. I still finish off the application of AIO with the Z6 but I no longer need the ZFX additive.

To my eye's and touch the AIO is almost equal to the Z2-PRO. But you can never go wrong with Z2-PRO w/ZFX and some Z6 Detail Spray.
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Quick question about Z-AIO

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Having used Z2-PRO along with the ZFX additive and Z6 Detail Spray for several years, I finally decided to try their new All-In-One product.

That's now my new favorite. I still finish off the application of AIO with the Z6 but I no longer need the ZFX additive.

To my eye's and touch the AIO is almost equal to the Z2-PRO. But you can never go wrong with Z2-PRO w/ZFX and some Z6 Detail Spray.
I'm practicing on my daily driver as it will be several months until my 2SS arrives. I've used the clay bar then Z5 followed by the Z6. I have the AIO and Z-PC on order. Should I start with the AIO then PC, and then start layering? Or, should I start over with the Dawn wash then proceed to the AIO and/or PC. As I said I'm practicing, so no biggie starting over. (I guess that turned out a little bit longer than "quick")
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:23 AM   #8
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No reason to do the dawn wash. First, it will not remove the previous applications of Zaino. It is polymer based, not wax based, so dawn won't break it down. Second, you want to minimize the number of times you dawn wash it, I have heard that too many washes can dry out your paint. You don't want that. Mind if I ask what color your DD is? If you really want to get the previous coats of Zaino off, you can do so with iso-propyl alcohol. Why do you need Z-PC? Are there alot of swirls / scratches in the car?
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Thanks for the advice

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No reason to do the dawn wash. First, it will not remove the previous applications of Zaino. It is polymer based, not wax based, so dawn won't break it down. Second, you want to minimize the number of times you dawn wash it, I have heard that too many washes can dry out your paint. You don't want that. Mind if I ask what color your DD is? If you really want to get the previous coats of Zaino off, you can do so with iso-propyl alcohol. Why do you need Z-PC? Are there alot of swirls / scratches in the car?
Thanks for the info Beowulf.
Since I was getting the AIO and PC I thought I would give them a try. The DD is silver (10 years old) it looked nice and clean after the clay and a shot of Z6. I then did a coat of Z5 and another Z6. The paint had a few scratches and more than a few chips from rocks and such on the hood and bumper. I hit it again last night with 5 & 6. I canít tell where the scratches are anymore. So Iíll do Z2 today and leave it alone for awhile. The car has never looked this good before, problem isÖÖ. I keep touching it! Itís so smooth, clean & shiny. Iím impressed with this stuff. The car was detailed when I bought it 5 years ago but I havenít done anything to it since, besides wash it once in awhile. On a side note, will AIO remove Z2 / Z5?
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