02-16-2002, 03:00 PM
Over the summer and fall I put on a half dozen coats of Zaino Z2--the last one in mid November. Since then have only hand washed with Zaino Car Wash and it seems to be holding up even better than it did for The Wax Test guys.
02-19-2002, 09:24 AM
I glazed and waxed both of our cars in mid-October. One coat of Blitz wax. That was about 4 months ago. They're both still beading. To be honest, they're beading better than what is shown in the pic (smaller beads). Now granted, they're both garaged nightly, and my parking at work is protected as well. My wife is home with the kids so her car is mostly garaged. But this is my real-life experience, and frankly that's all that's relevant to ME. YMMV, obviously. The waxtest guys said Blitz stopped beading after like 7 weeks. I couldn't understand that at all. Maybe it's because they were washing weekly, which is something I don't so, especially in winter. Maybe they were using harsh detergent or something too. But winter in the NE has its own form of environmental hazards (albeit fewer this year, with so little snow), so who knows. What I do know is that there is still good wax protection at work on both cars after about 4 months. Based on past experience I expect to get another 6 weeks or so out of it before doing the major Spring detailing. They'll definitely need fresh wax by then, but it's nice knowing that Blitz gets em thru the winter in decent shape.
02-21-2002, 09:54 AM
allot of great info on their website. I find the prep time (claybar etc) no different than any other system, but once past that if you follow the directions and put the Zaino on in thin coats--I found I can put a coat on in 30 minutes and buff it off in another 30.
Sal Zaino is very helpful and is willing to answere any questions so give him a call if you need clarification after you read the info on the web.
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Doll Fin Boy
02-21-2002, 10:01 AM
With the water shortage in the northeast, I definitely want to get in a good detailing while I still can and people on here rave about Z2.
Since you seem knowledgeable on detailing, maybe you can answer a very quick question for me:
New car (3k miles) and some very very minor clearcoat scratches visible under close scrutiny (dealer demo). Now, I have used 3M Swirl Remover in the past, but this job may be beyond my reach (hood, door, etc) and I dont want swirls (may have a few already from dealer buffing)
My question is - What is the likelihood that if I take it somewhere to be professionally dont that it will come out even more swirled than it is?? I dont trust anyone with my baby.
02-21-2002, 01:15 PM
with minimal effort. When I picked up my A6 from Park Audi in Lawerence, MA they had given it a coat of wax and you guessed it put in swirl marks. I followed the Zaino instructions (wash with DAWN to remove wax and then Claybar) I first gave it 2 coats of Z5 to remove the swirls and then a couple of coats of Z2 for more shine. It did a great job of taking out the swirls.
With all the mild weather we have been having here in New England I haven't had to use a car wash once this winter.