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#41 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:23 AM

I keep wondering if you photoshop your pictures ;-) your blue and shine is just unreal.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

I keep wondering if you photoshop your pictures ;-) your blue and shine is just unreal.

What's photoshop? :) I did use the HDR feature on my Nexus 4 to take the pictures. It essentially takes 3 pictures and combines them to get the best result. When it gets uploaded to Google+ it also gets enhanced a little.

 

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

That's amazing neod!

 

After washing our car again on Saturday there's definitely more shine since doing the Zaino. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and will do more Zaino before winter.

 

However, I found that now if I don't towel dry every square inch of the car the water spots show up whereas they didn't really show before the Zaino.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

 

 

However, I found that now if I don't towel dry every square inch of the car the water spots show up whereas they didn't really show before the Zaino.

Agreed on the spots. I've seen the same thing on mine.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:22 PM

Thats the high optical properties of Zaino, have to take the bad with the good at times.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:46 PM

Can you Z6 too much?

 

I've been Z6'ing the car after work.... or every other day so far.......  to clean up the bugs and crap.

 

Just wondering?


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:35 PM

Nope, but if you want to save some money, the Meguiars works pretty good for clean up too.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:29 PM

Ok, here is a stupid question... You have to wash the car before using either Zaino or Meguiars, right?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

Detail spray? Depends if the car is just dusty, wipe it down with a california duster, and then use the spray and wipe down. If the car has seen rain though, wash it first.  Rain makes the dirt stick, and the spray may take it off, but could also cause scratches. 


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

Nope, but if you want to save some money, the Meguiars works pretty good for clean up too.

Is this the quick detailer you're recommending as a substitute to Z-6?

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

I havent used that one. THIS is the one I use, same stuff you get in the clay bar kit.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:01 PM

Detail spray? Depends if the car is just dusty, wipe it down with a california duster, and then use the spray and wipe down. If the car has seen rain though, wash it first.  Rain makes the dirt stick, and the spray may take it off, but could also cause scratches. 

 

OK,,,,  so I Z6 it again tonite....  50 miles on the car today and there were bugs and stuff.......  Soooooo...........

 

Tomorrow it's going to rain.  Do I have to wash it afterwards?  I hate washing cars.....

 

Or do I just leave it in the garage and take one of the other cars?

 

Or Z6 it after this bad storm we are suppose to get tommorrow??  I figured after Clay Bar, Z5, Z2 and ocassional Z6 that the rain would be scared and stay away from my car.  And just  bead off,,,, and dry itself.... and welcome me after work for the drive home.

 

do I need the Z-CS and Z8 to accomplish this?  Curious.......  (don't want to have to wash the car until mid - 2015)


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:00 PM

Sorry to say, you will have to wash it at some point!  :)


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

So here's some fun......

 

It's Friday night,,,, don't have to work tomorrow.....  Z6 the car tonite.... looking sweet!...  Decide to Armor All the tires.....  stand back and admire my work.

 

Then it starts to RAIN!  WTF????  (no clouds in the sky). 

 

Pull the car in the garage and dry it off as quickly as possible. (10 min.)

 

Just get finished........  No more RAIN!

 

My car is now ruined!  I believe GOD is telling me don't treat the car like it's anything more than a car.

 

Just another one of life's lessons.  Lesson Learned!


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:41 PM

You will be surprised just how good this car looks even when dirty.


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

I'm unfamiliar with the Zaino treatment.

I've used Meguiars for years.  I have 2 coats of ultimate car wax on it right now.

 

How much better can I expect with the Zaino treatment?



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 08:26 PM

I'm unfamiliar with the Zaino treatment.

I've used Meguiars for years.  I have 2 coats of ultimate car wax on it right now.

 

How much better can I expect with the Zaino treatment?

 

I can't speak for others but here's my experience.....  Looks pretty awesome!..  Now remember,  I don't wash my cars that often.. haven't used ANY product for years.  BUT got this new car for the wife, and decided we shall take care of it.  Clay bar'd the brand new car....  Z5'd it twice,,,, Z2'd it twice.......  and Z6 it when a slight amount of dust is present or predicted in the forecast.

 

So far I am very pleased.  I don't have to wash my car or do anything for another year!  :)

 

(Exept put gas in it more often that others that own the same car.)


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

Here, read this thread, hopefully it will answer your questions.

 

http://fordfusionhyb...nfused/?p=48538

 

 

 

Wax breaks down over time, and eventually needs to be stripped off or it dulls the paint, a polish doesn't.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:35 AM

What do I need to do before I put more Zaino on? The first time I clay barred then did AIO, Z-5 w/ ZFX (2 coats) and a final coat of Z-2 (without ZFX). The other day my wife noticed that there are a bunch of fine scratches on the trunk deck. I'm hoping that another layer or two of Z-5 will help hide those scratches. However, I don't know what I need to do before adding more Z-5 w/ ZFX. Obviously I need to wash and dry the car, but is there anything else? Or do I just wash, dry and go right to Z-5? Thanks!


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