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Old 11-05-2012, 05:29 AM
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The pictures don't do it justice. The paint is smooth as glass. Looks better than showroom condition. I am very impressed with Zaino. Worth every penny.

That's magnificent desire & dedication.

Me? Cheater's wax + gas station car wash. Blow dry. Excellent.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:26 AM
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Nice work & it's all about the clay job
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:50 PM
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How long would you give a brand new car, before claying, polishing and waxing?
some need it right when picked up at dealership with zero miles driven by you, the owner.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:25 AM
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I got my 2007 335 HTC 2 weeks ago and it had a lot of minor scratches in the paint for the obivious reasons, of the previous owner not washing the car very well and rubbing the dirt into the pant, so I got my DA sander and my buffing pads, I also have 3 different grades of buffing compound, so started with the most agressive and worked up to the finest grade and after 5 hours I got all the micro scratches out. I purchased all my compounds from auto geek, the only thing I did different was after buffing I clayed the whole car, and I was really impressed on how the clay bar gets all those things you cant see but can feel with your hand as you rub it across the paint off, then I finished up with Wolfgang sealant. goes on nice and comes off easy too. I did a search on Clay bar and I think its equivalant to 10,000 grit sand paper. I see no reason why you couldnt clay bar your car every time you wash. Only thing I would get a new clay bar after maybe 5 times of use? because every thing you get off the car sticks to the clay, and if you drop it, toss it!

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:59 AM
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some need it right when picked up at dealership with zero miles driven by you, the owner.
I can confirm that. A factory new car often has lots of particles and such from the transportation. More if it has sat on a lot. The dealer will power wash it, but probably won't clay nor machine polish.

Thus, it's a REALLY good idea to clay a brand new car.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:08 PM
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Zaino is perfectly good stuff. I use it and like it.

But since people get a little crazy about this stuff, it's always good to remember that the exact brand is usually not the limiting factor.

Most brands (not counting super cheap Walmart crap) will make a car shine as well as you could wish, most of the time. Most of the time, the limiting factor is time, skill, and dedication of the detailer.

Which is a way of saying I like Zaino today, but would also happily use something else if Zaino went out of business.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:30 PM
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I would try Zanino, but I have the wolfgang stuff and like it so you are right its personal preference I can tell you one brand I dont like is Kass paint sealant, got a new bottle after I ran out of my wolfgang and its hard as crap to get off. also I stand corrected on clay bars, they are non abrasive and can be used evey time you wash your car and I probably will

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