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Old 07-02-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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Zaino Question

I just got my zaino today, and on the directions it says to put a dime sized dab of polish on the applicator. For all you zaino users, about how much area would that one little dab cover?
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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that dime size will cover about 8"x8" maybe bigger, a bottle of the Z2 will last about 6 or so waxes. I like it a lot have been using it for 8 years
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:12 PM   #3
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when you put it on it looks like you hardly have put enough on, but it doesn't take much to get a great shine
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:17 PM   #4
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I just got my zaino today, and on the directions it says to put a dime sized dab of polish on the applicator. For all you zaino users, about how much area would that one little dab cover?
Once you get some polish in the applicator you can take it a bit further, it will take some getting usd to. Polish in good light where you can see the the polish coverage on the panel.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:34 PM   #5
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You'll find that 2OZ is just about right for the entire car...
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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Zaino is to be spread very thin, and dampening the applicator with water will ease in the application.

A dime sized dollop is good for an entire body panel, ie; fender, door, trunk, with the hood requiring a little more.

Also, if you're using the 2oz. bottles which come with ZFX, a good "barometer" of how much to use is 2oz. will easily get you three coats.

I've been using Zaino for a loooonnnngggg time, and this is true for most cars.

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Old 07-02-2009, 09:45 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. I cant wait to get this stuff on my car.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:46 PM   #9
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Zaino is to be spread very thin, and dampening the applicator with water will ease in the application.


I use about 1oz per coat which is probably too much. Then give it 2 coats and the results are unbelieveable. I clayed and Zainoe'd my Camaro last weekend. After driving around this week the normal road oil is sitting on the surface like a film. I can wipe it off with my finger where with normal wax products it will stick to the surface. After a quick wash I'm right back to that silky smooth finish again. Great product.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #10
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Thanks guys. I cant wait to get this stuff on my car.
You will be amazed. My RJT doesn't look quite as maroon and more red with several coats of Z2 and Z5. It has definatley brought out the red.
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Yes, I too have been using it for many years. A little bit goes along way!!! Great stuff!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:54 PM   #12
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Zaino tips

Talked to Zaino tech he said you should be able to stand back 5 feet and not see the thin film of wax.Spraying Z6 on applicator first was also a tip from him. I can't wait to get a coat of it on my new car will be delivered tommorow at 5P.M. ordered 9 months ago and delivered on my birthday what timing gm has!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:53 PM   #13
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Zaino recommends 100% cotton MADE IN USA towels. For the life of me, I can't find any made in america. Went to Macy, nordstoms, bed bath beyond, and crate and barrel. NOTHING. Can I use a luxurious Indian made towel? What do you guys use?
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Zaino recommends 100% cotton MADE IN USA towels. For the life of me, I can't find any made in america. Went to Macy, nordstoms, bed bath beyond, and crate and barrel. NOTHING. Can I use a luxurious Indian made towel? What do you guys use?
"Indian made towel"

If you cannot find any in stores, I'd highly recommend ordering the "Blond" towels from Zaino.

I know its aggravating to have to order and wait for them, but you don't want to ruin your work with inferior towels that can cause fine scratches, etc.

Plus, Sals come "border free" with all tags removed!
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"Indian made towel"

If you cannot find any in stores, I'd highly recommend ordering the "Blond" towels from Zaino.

I know its aggravating to have to order and wait for them, but you don't want to ruin your work with inferior towels that can cause fine scratches, etc.

Plus, Sals come "border free" with all tags removed!
Yes I orderd the blond towels from Zaino, the problem was I have the 4th July weekend off, and wanted to get this whole clay/wax done before the new work week..SO, I ended up going to Macy's and I got their most expensive towels $80.00 for 2.. Yes Indian made .. I was REALLY carefull when I dryed my vehicle and there were 0 swirls or scratches.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:19 PM   #16
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Oh my god, those Blonde towels from Zaino are freakin' beautiful! What can I say, I've got a thing for blondes!
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Which Zaino kit should I buy?
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Which Zaino kit should I buy?
I just bought the Total Car Protection Show Car Kit. It has Car Wash, 2 Polishes, ZFX, applicator pads, clay, and Gloss Enhancer. That alone get's your car lookin' really good. Make sure to throw in the 3 Blonde Towels with your order.
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I use about 1oz per coat which is probably too much. Then give it 2 coats and the results are unbelieveable. I clayed and Zainoe'd my Camaro last weekend. After driving around this week the normal road oil is sitting on the surface like a film. I can wipe it off with my finger where with normal wax products it will stick to the surface. After a quick wash I'm right back to that silky smooth finish again. Great product.
I can get my 69 done with 1oz also, Your right this zaino polish doesn't let road grim/dirt stick to the paint. After I get back as long as it's not real dirty, I lightly dust the car and hit it with z-2 or z-8 gfss I like it because all my gearhead buddys always ask "whats the name of that polish" lol
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