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Old 07-04-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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PHOTOS! Just Finished - Zaino'd Camaro

Wash sequence

1. Washed car with Zaino Z7
2. Clayed with Z-18
3. Wipe down with Z6 Gloss enhancer
4. Polished with Z5
5. Wiped down with Z6 Gloss enhancer
6. Polished 2nd coat with Z2 (much easier to apply)
7. Wiped down with Z6 Gloss enhancer

Total hours about 6.5

I’m not a pro by no means, I think this came out pretty good. What you guys think?
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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awesome!!! I can't wait to be able to wax my VR when it comes in...this is the first time I've seen Zaino on the red camaro..thanks a lot for sharing!!!
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:50 PM   #4
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Wash sequence

1. Washed car with Zaino Z7
2. Clayed with Z-18
3. Wipe down with Z6 Gloss enhancer
4. Polished with Z5
5. Wiped down with Z6 Gloss enhancer
6. Polished 2nd coat with Z2 (much easier to apply)
7. Wiped down with Z6 Gloss enhancer

Total hours about 6.5

I’m not a pro by no means, I think this came out pretty good. What you guys think?
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:03 AM   #5
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Wash sequence

1. Washed car with Zaino Z7
2. Clayed with Z-18
3. Wipe down with Z6 Gloss enhancer
4. Polished with Z5
5. Wiped down with Z6 Gloss enhancer
6. Polished 2nd coat with Z2 (much easier to apply)
7. Wiped down with Z6 Gloss enhancer

Total hours about 6.5

I’m not a pro by no means, I think this came out pretty good. What you guys think?
Lookin' good! I'm surprised you wiped the clay residue off with the Z6. Faster than washing and drying I suppose but more expensive. I also wonder which gets the car cleaner (i.e. which removes the most residue). Anyway the proof is in the pictures!
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
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Looks great
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:04 AM   #7
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Sure looks great. I love the side shot where it looks like a mirror.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:34 AM   #8
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Looks great!
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:46 PM   #10
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:22 PM   #11
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Just great man. Even makes the plastic to steel transition look better.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:06 PM   #12
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Very shiny & beautiful! I just washed my CGM for the first time today. I am getting my black stripes this week, tinted windows tomorrow, and trying to decide about clear bra area. I wish you would fly to Florida and Zaino my new car! ha ha....
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:11 PM   #13
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You missed a spot, wow looki'n good
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:21 PM   #14
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Very shiny & beautiful! I just washed my CGM for the first time today. I am getting my black stripes this week, tinted windows tomorrow, and trying to decide about clear bra area. I wish you would fly to Florida and Zaino my new car! ha ha....
haha, I must say after my zaino job I need a Chiropractor. Glad I only have to do it every 6 months.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #15
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haha, I must say after my zaino job I need a Chiropractor. Glad I only have to do it every 6 months.
I have been using Zaino for about 4 years now and have found you dont have to wait every 6 months. It actually gets better the more coats you add.... so a coat here and one there will actually make the car look really good. I usually apply a quick coat every months or so... so there is never any 6 month wait for a big Zaino day.

Looks great by the way. Your more than welcome to come spend the day on mine any time you want...
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:04 PM   #16
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I have been using Zaino for about 4 years now and have found you dont have to wait every 6 months. It actually gets better the more coats you add.... so a coat here and one there will actually make the car look really good. I usually apply a quick coat every months or so... so there is never any 6 month wait for a big Zaino day.

Looks great by the way. Your more than welcome to come spend the day on mine any time you want...

thanks, I'm sure ill get the Zaino bug and do another coat in 2 months or so. What a great product.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:21 AM   #18
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Looks Sweet! Just got my Zaino, just need my car now!
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Absolutely gorgeous!

Now seal it it with Zaino Z-CS, wait 24 hours and then wipe down with Z-8. You will need dark sunglasses to look at the finish in the sun.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:57 AM   #20
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Beautiful!

Now that you've done the "base work", subsequent coats will be easier to apply and remove.

Its not necessary to wipe the car down with Z6 between coats. I know of alot of folks who do, but it's not an issue if you don't.

And I may have metioned this little "tip", so I apologize if I'm repeating myself; when rinsing your car after washing, remove the nozzle from the hose, allow the water to flow across the car, and the majority of water will sheet away. I finish the drying by folding the towels in half, and lightly pulling it from center towards me, and this removes any remaining water.

The car looks GREAT! Nice job.

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Old 07-07-2009, 03:29 PM   #21
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I just wanted to thank all the people that have recommend Zaino in the forum. I was a little skeptical, but I saw that Zaino had a money back guarantee, so I ordered the full kit.

I followed all the instructions, Dawn-Claybar-Zaino Wash-Z2-Z6-Z5-Z6-Z2-Z6, and the results are absolutely amazing.

It is a little intimaditing when you read all of the steps, but it is so easy to apply and take off it is a breeze.

After my Camaro, I also did my Black Pathfinder with several coats of Z5. It had a ton of swirl marks, and Zaino took out 90% of them!

I am now a believer!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:50 PM   #22
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What did you clean the rims with? looks really good. I have the Zaino kit too! It has been 100+ outside and am waiting for a little "cooler" day to clean mine up.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:32 PM   #23
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I just received my Zaino products today and am going to do mine now. It is funny as my car is a 1LT RS 6spd which is Victory Red. Now I can actually see how mine will turn out. Nice!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:54 PM   #24
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It looks good now it has the wet look going on. The biggest reason to use the Z6 between coats or at least use z6 after you last coat so you can wipe up all the little spots aka " hoildays" that you missed. Like the one at the end of the passenger fender. It did turn out VR and the darker colors do pop with Zaino
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:16 PM   #25
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It was the 4th coat that really did the trick to my Black SS

I will be doing 5 coats. After the first Z-2 coat (4th overall coat) it really started to look like a car made out of liquid metal body parts


Here is what I did:

so far.... Dawn, Claybar, Z-AIO, Z5, Z5, Z2 (with Z6 b/w each coat of Z5 and Z8 b/w each coat of Z2).... I haven't done the last Z-2 coat yet (I'll post pics after the last coat).

I will finish with Z-CS

I am doing about 1 coat per weekend... washing with Z7 and refinishing with Z-6 before applying the next coat of polish
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