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Zaino time!


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#1 OFFLINE   neod192

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

Took some time on Friday and Saturday to get his done, but it was well worth it!

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Terps

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

Looking good, mine was a two day ordeal as well but mainly because I had to go drink beer and host a BBQ on Saturday.  :party: I have to say I love that color in pictures but for some reason every time I have seen in it person I can't seem to enjoy it, I think it's because pictures usually don't capture how much color change there really is from different reflections/light sources.  That being said it was still going to be my second choice had I had to reorder because of the fiasco with my dealership.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

Holy cow that is one shiny FFH HyTi; I have to try this myself that looks awesome.

I had to give the Lady a quick bath yesterday after rinsing down my motorcycle left limescale spots on the trunk lit and roof from our hard water here, man were they hard to get off.
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

I still haven't brought myself to do it. I have all the products and after I'm done washing it (which takes me an hour or so) I think about how long it's going to take to clay it, wash it again, then apply the polish. It seems like it's a 5 or 6 hour ordeal. Ugh. Ha.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

I still haven't brought myself to do it. I have all the products and after I'm done washing it "which takes me an hour or so" I think about how long it's going to take to clay it, wash it again, then apply the polish. It seems like it's a 5 or 6 hour ordeal. Ugh. Ha.

Yeah, it took me a long time too. Washed and clayed it Friday and used Z-AIO & Z-5 on Saturday.

Edited by neod192, 27 May 2013 - 02:22 PM.

2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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#6 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

:worship: :worship: :worship:

 

Man that is one fantastic shine!!!!!!!   I have to redo my Flex though, I had forgotten that Z5 needs Z1 polish lok, and I dont have any, so when I applied it, it didnt stay put. :(  Going to order some AIO next week, and do it over again!  That shine is awesome!


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#7 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:19 AM

Yeah, it took me a long time too. Washed and clayed it Friday and used Z-AIO & Z-5 on Saturday.


So did you wash, clay, and then z-aio? I thought you had to wash again after you clayed. If not that would be a little bit of a time saver for me I guess.

#8 OFFLINE   neod192

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:50 AM

So did you wash, clay, and then z-aio? I thought you had to wash again after you clayed. If not that would be a little bit of a time saver for me I guess.

I washed, clay'd, dried, Z-AIO'd. I used a car wash/water solution as my lubricant for the clay bar, so that left a lot of soapy solution on the car. I rinsed the car and dried it really well. Once dry and water spot free (the biggest pain in the a$$ IMO) I could apply Z-AIO. Once Z-AIO was applied to the whole car I took a clean towel and buffed it all. Then it was ready for Z-5 and re-buffing.


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- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

On the new cars you can use Meguiares detailer spray to clay bar it with. That is as long as Wax was never applied to it, but the soapy solution works good too. The only drawback to soapy water is the clay absorbs it. I had the Mothers clay bars turn to mush after a while, but the Zaino bars held up much longer, in fact still using the first bar that I got several years ago. The second one is still wrapped up nice and tight. It outlasted the Mothers bars 3-1. 


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#10 OFFLINE   clummus

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:52 AM

the magaiurs detail spray can be found at places like auto zone, right?..and the zaino products need to be ordered online?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

and if u use the magaiars detail spray instead of dawn spray you won't need to wash between clay and polish?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:57 AM

and, another probably dumb question..I guess you do all surfaces, Windows, chrome, painted surfaces etc with the exact same process?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

Right!   Meguiars, mothers products are just about any where, but Zaino is only available from Zainobros.com.  They have fast shipping though so you can get it in a few days.  Next week I will order their triplets and see how they compare to the Z5.

 

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Actually since I already have the Z8 I may just try the Z-CS and AIO instead.  On the Tuxedo Black this should look amazing! 


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:00 AM

and, another probably dumb question..I guess you do all surfaces, Windows, chrome, painted surfaces etc with the exact same process?

You can if you want. I have not had any problems using Zaino on glass and chrome or even on plastic. It just doesnt bond to plastic and glass like it does to paint, but looks good for a while until it wears off. I have used Rain-X on the glass, but never used the clay bar on it. 


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:11 AM

Do you wash between the zaino with detailer spray process before z ing it?..Lol.You gotta spell it out for me!#.I've owned new cars in the past but never one that I was.in love with before I ever laid eyes on it! probably would have never attempted this process on them, but will on my ruby red hyti!#

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

If applying a second coat of Z, its best to wipe it down with the Z6 spray and then apply the second coat. 


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

meant to say do u wash.after claying with the detailer spray before you do the z5

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

On Zaino's website the instructions for claying it say to wash AGAIN after you clay.

 

"When you're finished claying your car, you should wash it with Z-7 Show Car Wash to remove the lubricant film."

 

This is the reason I haven't done it yet, I've been too lazy :-). Washing, claying, washing again, then applying the polish.. AHHHH!!! It's an all day affair.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

On Zaino's website the instructions for claying it say to wash AGAIN after you clay.

 

"When you're finished claying your car, you should wash it with Z-7 Show Car Wash to remove the lubricant film."

 

This is the reason I haven't done it yet, I've been too lazy :-). Washing, claying, washing again, then applying the polish.. AHHHH!!! It's an all day affair.

I guess it all depends on what lubricant you use. I used water to "wash off" the car-wash detergent and a chamois from AutoZone + towels to dry it off. The car wash lubricant didn't seem to get into the clay bar. It got thin a few times, but I just folded it again and it was as good as new.


2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:31 PM

As a Father's Day present to myself, I gave my Fusion it's first bath after applying Zaino :)

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Z-6 really brings that shine back after a wash!


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2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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