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Old 04-05-2015, 12:46 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Newish member here. Rudy suggested in another thread that I post some pics of my car and, despite being 7 months later, I happily oblige.

Got my roadster out of the garage this weekend for some detailing after the Winter nap and wanted to share some pics with everyone.

This was my first go with Zaino products and I'm very pleased with the results, despite all the time that went into it. Washed first with Dawn, then claybar and a wash with Z-7 wash. Followed that up with a coat of Z-5 polish with ZFX Accelerator and a coat of Z-6 Enhancer. Then two coats of Z-2 polish, also with ZFX, and a coat of Z-6 between and after. Topped off with a final coat of Z-CS Clear Seal. Tires were treated with Z-16 Tire Gloss and the interior with Z-9 and Z-10 leather treatments.

I can't say I'm entirely sold on the Zaino process yet given that it's not a show car. It does take a long time especially on the initial application (maintenance is more simple), but I have to say, I'm impressed with the results.

Anyways, enough gabbing, onto the pics.

- Z

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Old 04-05-2015, 12:46 AM   #2
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... and a few more

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Old 04-05-2015, 07:56 AM   #3
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Looks great!
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Looks great! I did the same last Saturday. Biggest tip I can provide for using Zaino is to apply very, very thin coats on an applicator sprayed with Z6 and let it dry fully before buffing with a new(er) microfiber towel. Over-applying can be a real hassle to remove. You'll really enjoy Zaino's longevity compared to other polymer or wax products. Hit it with Z6 after future washings, and it will look like it does now!
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Thanks guys

E30 Racer, thanks for the tip, spot on. Washes will get the Z-6 afterward for sure. Zaino is definitely one of those 'less is more' approaches. I didn't have a hard time with the Z-6, but the Clear Seal is definitely something to be used very sparingly. I ended up using a bit too much and it took a long time to get cleaned off.

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