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: Can I use AIO before, I'm about to start!

11-10-2006, 12:07 PM
So I am about to Zaino and want to get the finish looking great and properly prepped so I can see what this stuff is all about. I clayed and polished 2 months ago.
What should I do?
First of all, I don't have ZPC.
I was thinking about polishing again, followed by AIO, then dawn, then Z7 wash. Is this ok? Should I bag it and just wash and Zaino? Your thoughts? Thanks a million! It's the last wam day of the year here in Boston.

11-10-2006, 12:45 PM
i'd say just wash and Zaino. but only you know best by being able to analyze your paint first-hand.

11-10-2006, 12:59 PM
ZPC is better because its 100% compatible, but I have used AIO, washed the car and then applied zaino with good success......

11-10-2006, 06:38 PM
The Dawn wash should be before clay. My steps are Dawn wash, clay, rinse and dry, then AIO. I follow the AIO with Zaino on my mineral silver e64. The AIO is followed by carnauba on the dark blue 7er. In neither case do I wash after AIO - it is a final clean, base protectant, and prep for either Zaino or carnauba. Great results and long lasting protection.:thumbup:

11-11-2006, 08:19 AM
Thanks! I think I'll use z7 in between

11-12-2006, 12:52 AM
Wash car with dawn, clay (distilled water mixed with z8 for lubrication), wash with z7, zfx+z5 (1-3 coats till your satisfied with the result this one hides surface scratches) with z6 in between, the next day zfx+z2 (for deeper shine 2-3 coats) with z6 in between and if you have z8 for finale...goodluck:thumbup: