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Old 06-19-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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New To Waxing....Have some questions

I just picked up by black 1SS today...getting stripes put on next week. I am planning to wax this car and have never previously waxed a car. I have no idea what kind of wax to get. I have heard people talking about waxes that take like 5 hours to put on, but i do not really have time to do this. When i went to the auto store, i saw a bunch of "spray on" waxes and had no idea what to get. If any has some tips it would be helpful.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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i was new to waxing to and i bought zaino. which is what everyone on here raves about. it seems complicated at first but take your time read the directions and it isnt as hard as it seems
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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i was new to waxing to and i bought zaino. which is what everyone on here raves about. it seems complicated at first but take your time read the directions and it isnt as hard as it seems
im looking at the sight now....but there is SO much stuff. Like i said, i do not really know what to get. I want something simple and not TOO time consuming that will make the black car have that "mirror effect" and shine. Is that "all in one" spray what i should get?
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:33 PM   #4
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check around there is ton of threads about zaino here.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:42 PM   #5
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I'm going to do the job first thing in the morning. Ordered the ZFX system which shouldn't take too long to do. I'm skipping the bar rub. Will see how it goes.

Here's a thread with some good info on Zaino http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ighlight=zaino
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:44 PM   #6
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It's really not rocket science.....
Don't get overwhelmed with all the anal-ness of the details...

Clay your new car....then wax...(apply wax...let is dry...wipe off with clean towel..Simple)
you can pick up a generic clay bar just about anywhere now days....target, walmart...yadda yadda!
You do not need a automatic buffer to wax your car...just rub it on ...one section at a time...let it dry while your doing another section then go back rub off the dry section ....

I've been using Zaino since 2001


Go watch some of the "how-to" videos here...

http://www.adamspolishes.com/t-videos.aspx
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:12 PM   #7
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im looking at the sight now....but there is SO much stuff. Like i said, i do not really know what to get. I want something simple and not TOO time consuming that will make the black car have that "mirror effect" and shine. Is that "all in one" spray what i should get?
Well by ordering black your about to get a polishing education, your on the right site. Go with the "total protection show car kit" and by all means do the clay bar, just because it's new doesn't mean it not dirty. These cars sit in lots, train rides and even after you wash it the clay will pull the deep embedded dirt out, your polish and wax will look better and stay on the car longer. Good luck if you need any help pm me some time. Watch the vids that hb-rocks posted to get started, good stuff
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:19 PM   #8
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Well by ordering black your about to get a polishing education, your on the right site. Go with the "total protection show car kit" and by all means do the clay bar, just because it's new doesn't mean it not dirty. These cars sit in lots, train rides and even after you wash it the clay will pull the deep embedded dirt out, your polish and wax will look better and stay on the car longer. Good luck if you need any help pm me some time.
LOL...buy black Camaro....get an education in waxing...LOL

the test is to put your hand in a sandwich baggy and lightly pull your hand across the paint surface to feel for any little bumps which would mean you have surface contamination.,,,,
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:23 PM   #9
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LOL...buy black Camaro....get an education in waxing...LOL

the test is to put your hand in a sandwich baggy and lightly pull your hand across the paint surface to feel for any little bumps which would mean you have surface contamination.,,,,

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Old 06-20-2009, 01:50 PM   #10
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You never waxed a car??? Why did you pick black???? Very nice color if your meticulous! Have fun keeping it clean let alone waxing it!
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #11
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Black is a part time job.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #12
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Black is a part time job.


You all know by now what I'd recommend, so I'll spare you guys.



ttazzijr700, shoot me a PM if you have any questions.

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Old 06-20-2009, 08:36 PM   #13
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #14
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I've been using ZAINO for years now. Don't get caught up in the hype with all that's going on. It's really not that hard to use, especially where your car is brand new.
The 3 polishes that mostly everyone uses are the Z-2, Z-5 and the Z-AIO.
I personally really like the Z-AIO. It's a cleaner, polish & protectant all in one.
GOOD LUCK!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:12 PM   #15
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Never used zaino so I cant knock it but I have used regular parts store waxes for years and have never had a need to try it. Just go to the auto parts store and pick up some nice wax that is made for black cars like a maguires or mothers and also grab a clay bar kit while you are there.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #16
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You'll need to make time to keep your car clean now that you have black. I know everyone is saying get Zaino but there are other options out there if you don't want to pay that much. Is it probably the best option? Yeah, but you can go to an auto parts store or Wal Mart and pick up a Meguires or Mother's wax that will work well too. I like Meguires liquid tech wax. Also, getting and using a claybar would be good too.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:02 PM   #17
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Like the 2 posts above this one, if you think ZAINO is too much money, then definitely go fo the Meguair's!! Can't go wrong.
But the best bang for your buck is going to be the ZAINO. OUTLASTS ALL other polishes/waxes!!
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:33 PM   #18
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Thing I like best about Zaino..(coming from old school waxing)....
There is no need for hard pressure rubbing it into the paint...and the laborious buffing it off!
You literally wipe it on and wipe it off....

easy peasy.....lemon squeazy
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:15 PM   #19
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If you have the time and know how to use a polishing machine, I would polish the car first and don't put any wax or sealant on so the stripes can go on and you won't have problems of no sticking, After that go with Blackfire system or the Zaino line, both are the best IMO
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:20 PM   #20
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what is this clay bar kit you keep talking about and how and what is it used for
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:25 AM   #21
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what is this clay bar kit you keep talking about and how and what is it used for
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hey strshp5....welcome to the forums.
Proper procedure if you have a question is to first use the "search" feature. Chances are questions like this have already been answered (as is the case with the clay bar).....
below is a link of my search for threads here containing the words clay bar.


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/search...archid=1743233

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=clay+bar+kit
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:37 AM   #22
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Here is some good information. Its easier to view if you just download the pdf document from the link on the page. Most of it is a sales pitch for their products but the information can be used regardless of whose products you use.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/category...7s+handbook.do
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:34 PM   #23
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thanks for the assist enjoy reading all the posts
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