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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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i got bored today and zainoed the hyundai. this car hasnt had wax on it since it was new and its an 03. i was pretty impressed with it.



and i did a mirror on the ram to see how it did on the green color

i cant wait to get my blue smart. zaino will really make that blue pop.
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Looks really nice! What Zaino products did you use? I see they have several different products. Thanks.
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i got bored today and zainoed the hyundai. this car hasnt had wax on it since it was new and its an 03.....
and still doesn't! ;)

Zaino is the best! ....which reminds me - I better check my stock and place an order!
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Went through the Zaino phase on a Corvette forum; at one point if you said anything negative the natives were after you with torches and pitchforks. I've used it and it works well; however, there are newer "one step" products that are, IMHO, equally good and less trouble to apply.
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Zaino Z-2 + ZFX was my favorite, but also got excellent results from Ultima Paint Guard Plus and UPGP is an easy to use one-step product.

The UPGP looks great on the black smart, but I'm still experimenting. Tested the Zaino on a small section and it has a slight edge on depth with the black.

So the search continues for the perfect match.

BTW - The Hyundai looks like new!
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i used the z-2 and then went over it with z-8 to finish it off.
yea the hyundai dont look bad for a 5 yr old car with 110,000 miles on her.
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Went through the Zaino phase on a Corvette forum; at one point if you said anything negative the natives were after you with torches and pitchforks. I've used it and it works well; however, there are newer "one step" products that are, IMHO, equally good and less trouble to apply.
SO....

jwight, what is your weapon of choice in the war on exterior wear?

Thanks,
Timo

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SO....

jwight, what is your weapon of choice in the war on exterior wear?

Thanks,
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Posted this in one of the car wash threads:



Turtle Wax Ice; not saying it's any better or worse than Zaino, but for me the one step application is a big deal; wipe it on, wipe it off. The Honda spray polish and cleaner is excellent for getting bug splats off. Jury is still out on the Michelin brake dust repellent; first application so will have to see if it actually does anything. Thanks for asking.
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Well, I used the Zaino products on my smart and I am VERY pleased with the results. I used ICE by Turtlewax before I found Zaino. While the ICE is easy to use and has a very similar effect, I think that the car looks even better with Zaino. My smart has a chameleon blue/green color that looks even deeper, even better, has even more sparkle with the Zaino. I'm going to try some SUPER close up photography to try to get a shot of what it looks like. Pictures just don't do it justice. Here's a products I used (before) shot and an after use shot but it doesn't show the sparkle of the paint as well as it could.
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