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Old 10-22-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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Washing and Detailing products

Ok, I looked through the forum and didn't see anything related to this.

I am new to the camaro world, just picked my girl up yesterday. I of course plan on keeping her forever. I want to make sure that I get some quality products have read about various brands on the forum related to detailing. I was wondering where everybody is getting there products in this area. Are you ordering them off of the internet or are you picking them up at local stores.

Any information would be much appreciated. Also, any places that I could find some good wash mitts and drying towels would be great as well.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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congrats....I get my products from Adam's Polishes dot com. The stuff works as advertised and smells great to boot. It can be used in high heat and direct sunlight.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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congrats....I get my products from Adam's Polishes dot com. The stuff works as advertised and smells great to boot. It can be used in high heat and direct sunlight.
I second the adams.i use it on all of my vehicles and it is good and quick.i even use the buttery wax on the stripes.It can get on the rubber and just wipe it off it wont turn white.Just follow the direction for a great shine.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:54 PM   #4
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I just use Meguiars products that you can pick up at any Wal-mart, Target or Autozone. Works fine. If I only washed or waxed my car once in a while I'd go with the more expensive stuff, but since I wash her by hand at a minimum of once a week Meguiars works fine.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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I just use Meguiars products that you can pick up at any Wal-mart, Target or Autozone. Works fine. If I only washed or waxed my car once in a while I'd go with the more expensive stuff, but since I wash her by hand at a minimum of once a week Meguiars works fine.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:29 PM   #6
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I just use Meguiars products that you can pick up at any Wal-mart, Target or Autozone. Works fine. If I only washed or waxed my car once in a while I'd go with the more expensive stuff, but since I wash her by hand at a minimum of once a week Meguiars works fine.
I wash mine 3 to 4 times a week sometimes more.If you get wax on any rubber parts or the stripes they will turn white.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:44 PM   #7
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Are you guys getting your mitts and towels at the local stores as well, like wal-mart, target, etc.?
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:48 PM   #8
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Zaino products are the best. I used several others on her for the first few months, but michaelsmaro turned me on to Zaino and she looks amazing now that she's been clay barred and has 2 coats of zaino polish. I wash her once a week with Zaino car wash and she looks great! They are really no more expensive than the stuff at Walmart and it lasts a long time.....zaino.com
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:08 PM   #9
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Anybody know of a local spot that has sheepskin or chenille wash mitts? I have read those are good to use and need to find some, hoping locally versus ordering.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #10
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Zaino, hands down. I only use Zaino on all my Camaros. See http://www.zaino.com. You'll never go back.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:45 AM   #11
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Zaino, hands down. I only use Zaino on all my Camaros. See http://www.zaino.com. You'll never go back.
I've used alot of products.I have 9 not counting motorcycles and trailers that get waxed.As far as being easy to use and lasting the adams works for me.I use a microfiber wash mitt from advance auto parts.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:53 AM   #12
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Anybody know of a local spot that has sheepskin or chenille wash mitts? I have read those are good to use and need to find some, hoping locally versus ordering.
http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...t-wash+mitt.do
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:43 PM   #13
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I'm a die hard Zaino fan also. I JUST got my Camaro 3 days ago, but here's some proof from my previous car. These photos were taken after a single coat of Zaino. At the time of these pics, the car was 3 and a half years old as my daily driver - on a black car that shows spider webs and any little flaw easily!



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Old 03-23-2010, 09:10 PM   #14
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I have purchased just about all of my detailing products off of Autogeek.net. They've got great customer service and a huge selection to pick from. My favorites brands being Dodo Juice, P21s, Wheel Wax, and Rolite metal polish. I use Dodo's Banana Armour and Hard Candy on my friends Daytona Yellow '69 SS and it looks unbelievable!
I do purchase basics like white towels and Absorbers at Autozone or Target. It's also good to have a grit guard for the bottom of your wash buckets. That way all the dirt that comes off your sponge or mit stay at the bottom and not suspended. A great way to save your paint from unwanted swirls and scratches.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #15
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I do not know where you live in Virginia, but I live in the South Western part near Bristol.
I had the pleasure of meeting A distributor for Adams Polish this past Monday. His name is Richard Kashinsky and he lives in West Jefferson NC. I spoke with him on the phone and ask him about buying from him and he was very nice and very professionial. I decided after talking with him awhile, that i would drive down and pick up my stuff. Well after a few hours of driving i arrived and thought i was going to spend the whole evening with Richard. Very nice guy and he has a ton of Adams polishes and accessories.
Wow, talk about a kid in the candy store. After about a 4 hour visit and some several dollars i was on my way back to Virginia. I will be back to visit with them again.
The next evening i decided to try some of the products out and i feel i will be more than satisifed with the results. I have been doing auto body and painting since i was around 13 years old and usually use PPG Paint and 3M polishes for painting and buffing, but most likely will use Adams. Time will tell. I think Adams has a good distributor here in the Mid Antlantic region. My wife asked me well what did you get and i started unloading, she said did you buy him out. I said NO but i might yet. She is a very understanding gal when it comes to me and my cars and trucks.
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Zaino products are the best. I used several others on her for the first few months, but michaelsmaro turned me on to Zaino and she looks amazing now that she's been clay barred and has 2 coats of zaino polish. I wash her once a week with Zaino car wash and she looks great! They are really no more expensive than the stuff at Walmart and it lasts a long time.....zaino.com
agreed last a long time and looks better with Zaino, used other's and nothing compares.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:25 AM   #18
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Ok I went to the Zaino site, for a black 2010 camaro which products to get? I dont need anymore microfiber, I know I want the clay bar and soap, I dont need to take out any spider webs, just waxing and sealing. Please advise thanks
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:13 PM   #19
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best bang for the buck: http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...ct_Code=ZKIT-2

i would also add a bottle of Z3 to the list. i love it, and use it for all my customer details. (roof of customers mustng in pic below after M105/M205 buff topped with zaino clear seal then Z3.

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looks nice, by the way whats M105/M205?
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Meguires M105 buffing compound:
http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-105-compound-8oz.html

Meguires M205 polishing compound:
http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-205-polish-8oz.html
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:25 AM   #22
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Whichever wax/polish you use, please don't use a wash mitt or sponge! They trap the grit that you are washing off of your car and it's hard to get it out. Use a soft cotton towel, cut into smaller pieces and remove the edges.

I personally have used Zaino for the past 6 years and love it. Take the time to read the website so you know what to buy because they have a lot of specialized products. The key difference with Zaino is that it lasts a LOT longer than most other waxes and polishes.
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i get my detailing products from detailedimage.com....u wanna talk professional...p21s wax blows zaino or adams outa the water...2 coats and ur good for MONTHS of showroom shine....as with any paste wax..mind your rubber trims...adams VRT might just be a purchase i approve of from adams for the money to make dem rubber trims look factory black and remove any pastey wax ya nail em with....heck if ur careful u wont even need it!
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i get my detailing products from detailedimage.com....u wanna talk professional...p21s wax blows zaino or adams outa the water...2 coats and ur good for MONTHS of showroom shine....as with any paste wax..mind your rubber trims...adams VRT might just be a purchase i approve of from adams for the money to make dem rubber trims look factory black and remove any pastey wax ya nail em with....heck if ur careful u wont even need it!
Thanks for the info, do you have any pictures of your car you can put up?
That G37 G35?? looks awesome, nice job on her
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That G37 G35?? looks awesome, nice job on her
The black one was my 2005 G35 coupe. Sold it when we had our second kid, drove a sedan for a couple years while she was an infant and in a rear facing carseat. Now that she faces forward, told the wife it was time for let me out of that 4 door prison! After a big sigh, she agreed and I'm LOVING my Camaro!

2010CamaroRS - p21s is a high content Carnauba paste wax. NOTHING on Earth looks better than Carnauba on a paintjob, but it doesn't come CLOSE to the durability of a synthetic polymer sealant like Zaino. For car shows, though (or if you love to wax your car often) go for it!
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