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Old 06-14-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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Zaino CS (Clear Seal) Questions

Sorry for the new thread, search came up empty. Anyone tried out the Zaino CS? I have not, but I'm curious. Does it affect the shine quality? Extend the durability any?

I'm also considering using it on the polished aluminum wheels. I would think that it would both enhance the shine and provide some measure of pitting and oxidation protection. Any thoughts on this?

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Description: Z-CS is an advanced total synthetic polymer protectant that is simply wiped on, and you’re done. Z-CS does not require buffing or residue removal. Z-CS is wiped on and simply allowed to disappear into the paint, leaving behind a super gloss. You can use Z-CS on paint, glass, wheels, plastic, or trim to lock in the protection, durability, slickness, and gloss that Zaino is most popular for.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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I have not used it at all,not for any particular reason,just haven't tried it yet.I like doing doing the long process,i feel like im bonding with the car when i rub it down about 13 times in total in a single day.

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Old 06-14-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:30 PM   #4
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reading the web site, my question is with a new car, could you wash, clay bar and use the CS and be done?
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:28 PM   #5
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I have been useing the Z-CS for about three years (Zaino user for 13 years) on my 1996 Impala SS and my 2004 Silverado 2500 HD. I use CS with the entire Zaino process. I will start on my Camaro this week (just picked it up on Friday). After I wash with Dawn, Clay, Wash with Z-7, I am going to use the CS first as a base coat. After I polish multiple times with Z-5 and Z-2 I will top coat with CS. Like Sal Zaino says, then get out your sun glasses.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:45 PM   #7
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I plan on doing the Z-AIO first,then Z-2( multiple times) then the clear seal for the final coat.

Do you really need the clear seal?(after all Z-2 is a sealer)
I look at it as extra protection.
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reading the web site, my question is with a new car, could you wash, clay bar and use the CS and be done?
NO!!
You can wash the car, clay bar, even though it really isn't necessary yet, and use a polish on it, then the CS.
I really don't see the need for the CS. But, like I said, I've never used it and never will.
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Reading some other forums as hb suggested (not much help BTW, Autopia is all over the place)
My plan is as follows:
Dawn Wash
Clay Bar to get the rest of the rail dust off
Z7 Wash
1 Coat Z5 with ZFX
2 Coats Z2 with ZFX
Z6 between each coat
Z-CS top coat to extend
Z-16 Tires
Z-CS Wheels

Final Step - Massive burnout. Just kidding, those Pirelli's are expensive! That massive burnout will have to wait for the 15-20K miles I'm hoping to get on them.

Anyone have other thoughts? I'm leaning towards more Z-2 than Z-5 because my paint had better not be swirled before I get the car. BTW, I will not be having the dealer wash it.
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Sorry for the new thread, search came up empty. Anyone tried out the Zaino CS? I have not, but I'm curious. Does it affect the shine quality? Extend the durability any?

I'm also considering using it on the polished aluminum wheels. I would think that it would both enhance the shine and provide some measure of pitting and oxidation protection. Any thoughts on this?

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I have a friend who like me are Zaino product users for several years now. He is an admitted OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) when it comes to his car (a silver Cadillac CTS). He swears by Zaino's clear seal. He and I use C2-Pro. I use the C-7 detailer and I love it. He uses the more expensive spray. CS just wipes on and leaves a brilliant shine especially on his silver Caddy. It will leave a little rainbow look while drying. On dark color cars this is more visible. It does take some time to dry in high humidity..but again a VERY little goes a long way. Call Zaino, they are more than willing to answer any question you have. My wife's car is a black '01 Mazda and the dealer can't believe how the car car shines. And it is the original paint. Many of the sales and mechanics have said when I'm ready to sell, let them know.
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Beawolf, Honestly I dont see a reason for the Z-5 if theres no marring since Z-5 is
a filler (like a glaze). Just my 2 cents.

Put the Z-5 up for now and use it maybe 6 months down the rd. or when you
get swirls etc.Because you will eventually get them and the Z-5 will help
hide them with its filling property's.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:30 AM   #12
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I use it, I like it. Makes the exterior feel really smooth, I can't say it improves the looks because my SIM has always looked very glossy to me. It seems like the simplest product to apply, which is why I'm using it.
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Put the Z-5 up for now and use it maybe 6 months down the rd. or when you
get swirls etc
Good point, I'll definatly consider this. I've heard both sides of the debate as to which product (Z2 vs. Z5) provides better shine on dark colors. Could always go with 3 coats of Z-2 instead! Something I still probably have a month to decide on which way I'll go.

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Makes the exterior feel really smooth
I don't know how the paint could be even smoother than with straight Z2/Z5. I'm willing to find out though!

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well I've never used any other products.
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Tired it once...and I still have the full bottle.

I'll stick with my proven method;

Z5 and Z2.
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