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Old 10-19-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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sunlight and zaino

so i want to zaino today, but there isnt a cloud in the sky. my garage is too tight to do anything to the car in there..any ideas on how to improvise?
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:47 AM   #2
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You live in NJ? If its anywhere as cold as it is in IL today you're not going to have a problem with it being too hot. If anything, its probably going to have a long dry time. You might want to pull it in the garage to dry. Any other reason you're worried about the sun?
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:52 AM   #3
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itll be getting up to around 50 today...im worried about the unproctected paint after the dawn wash, and arent you not supposed to do this whole thing in direct sunlight?
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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I'd be more concerned w/ surface temp than anything else. But again, my personal experience w/ zaino is very limited, so you may want to ask them directly. W/ that being said, do you have any shade that you can work under? You can always grab one of those folding tents from costco for about a hundred and change. Very worth while investment if you ask me.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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Yup, I have a canopy set up in the driveway (10'x20') - washing, waxing, and unfortunately, that's where The Beast stays - outside :(
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Like Chris mentioned, the surface temp. is what you need to be concerned about.

I've Zainoed many a car outside, in sunlight, provided the temp. of the paint surface wasn't high. Also, make sure its a relatively calm day as you don't want contaminants in the air lying on the surface as you await polish removal.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:18 AM   #7
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I'm pretty sure the surface temps would be perfectly acceptable, I'll check on my car when I go to lunch. It is 54F outside here; and we are at the same lattitude in NJ vs. IL. The sun should have just about the same effect. I'll be washing the car tonight with no paint spotting concerns. I'll be using nice hot soap water just so I'm not freezing cold.
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Just be careful when it starts to get much colder out... you dont want to get in the habit of washing w/ hot water. hot water + freezing temps + glass, can = cracked glass
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ok, so my car is cool, and it is definitely sunny out. the top of my camaro is warm to the touch (because its black). can i go ahead and do this, or is it no good?
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:45 PM   #10
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Zaino says 70F is ideal for application, based on my car's temp this afternoon I'd say you're good to go. My car is Imperial Blue Metallic, a pretty dark color. Because its cold out the dry times will probably be long, but you should be fine.

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you dont want to get in the habit of washing w/ hot water. hot water + freezing temps + glass, can = cracked glass
Thanks for the advice. Sadly once its that cold out it won't be an issue for me; the Camaro is going to be fully garaged under a cover with no collision / liability insurance while there is a possiblity of snow. Probably mid-November until mid-Feb. So instead of the 2SS I'll be driving a 1998 2.2L 4 door Cavalier. In purple...
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