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Old 05-05-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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i went to wal-mart today before cleaning my car and picked up a few new items. i got a shammy towel....... these things work great. a squeegie..... this thing worked great also. I was kinda wonderin if i should take a 8 dollar piece of plastic to a 8,000 dollar paint job but i gave it a shot and it worked great. i got some wax stuff called zayno or something weird like that. it is blue and cost 12 dollars. said number one wax on the front. So i gave it a shot. I did not notice much of a diffrance from any other wax. Maybe i was not doing somethign right. And some foam tire product. For me i liked the shine this stuff brought but i do not like having to wait 15 min for the stupid white to get off my tires.

If any of you guys/girls know the best wax to use and any tips please let me know. Also the best tire cleaner that adds a good shine to the tires.
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Meguiars is the best for me. The Meguiars yellow wax puts on a shine that will blind you. Also the quick detailer mist help keep the shine if there is no time for a wax job. There is a tire shine that I found called Onyx. It is blue a puts on a great wet looking shine. Smells good too. Some fellers on here will try to tell you zaino is the best wax, but don't listen to them, Meguiars is.
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Old 05-06-2004, 11:27 AM   #3
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i went to wal-mart today before cleaning my car and picked up a few new items. i got a shammy towel....... these things work great. a squeegie..... this thing worked great also. I was kinda wonderin if i should take a 8 dollar piece of plastic to a 8,000 dollar paint job but i gave it a shot and it worked great. i got some wax stuff called zayno or something weird like that. it is blue and cost 12 dollars. said number one wax on the front. So i gave it a shot. I did not notice much of a diffrance from any other wax. Maybe i was not doing somethign right. And some foam tire product. For me i liked the shine this stuff brought but i do not like having to wait 15 min for the stupid white to get off my tires.

If any of you guys/girls know the best wax to use and any tips please let me know. Also the best tire cleaner that adds a good shine to the tires.
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If you purchaed the wax over the counter and it's blue its Zymol. The wax that you'll hear everyone rave about on this site is Zaino. They are not the same thing! Zaino is an fantastic product that lasts a very very long time. It can only be purchased from their web site. Zymol is a fair product but it doesn't last anywhere near as long a Zaino. So far nothing that I have tried lasts as long as Zaino.

Becareful of the water blade (squeege)... if you trap dirt under it then you will get scratches (I did that on a black car). I like to go with the least abrasive route as possible. I wash the car and then dry it with a leaf blower and then do final mop up with a waffle weave micro fiber towel. Looks crazy but works great.

Your neighbors will think your a little crazy for doing this but I don't mind that. Having my neighbors think I'm a little off-balance keeps them at a comfortable distance. Just to keep my neighbors on their toes while washing my car I occasionally look to the sky and yell "Where is the spot, I can't see it down here, can you point it out with a ray of white light or something just to help a guy out." .

(Besides if you read many of my postings here you'll be convinced that I'm one cylinder short of a V-8 anyway)
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Old 05-06-2004, 11:31 AM   #4
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Meguiars is the best for me. Smells good too. Some fellers on here will try to tell you zaino is the best wax, but don't listen to them, Meguiars is.
Don't believe Venomous that Meguires is the best, sniffing Meguires is a known cause of brain damage.

I only sniff, err I mean wax with Zaino.
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:26 PM   #5
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so is it zanio.com? or what is the web addy? I need to get some of this stuff. Everybody rants and raves about it. i got this blue crap called zymol or somethign like that. For 12 bucks it should do better than the 3 dollar turrle wax. Am i doing somethign wrong but all of these products just suck. I want somethign that makes the thing blind people with a shine. not just look the same as a clean car (zymol) Maybe i am too picky. I dunno. So ditch the squeegie? it worked great. the leaf blower thing would work good cept all we have is the one that goes on your back and i am afraid it would blow the car over. thanks for the help.
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Don't believe Venomous that Meguires is the best, sniffing Meguires is a known cause of brain damage.

I only sniff, err I mean wax with Zaino.
Coming from someone who can't even spell Meguiars.
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Old 05-06-2004, 05:15 PM   #7
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ha ha ha ha. good stuff.
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Meguiars is the best for me. The Meguiars yellow wax puts on a shine that will blind you. Also the quick detailer mist help keep the shine if there is no time for a wax job. There is a tire shine that I found called Onyx. It is blue a puts on a great wet looking shine. Smells good too. Some fellers on here will try to tell you zaino is the best wax, but don't listen to them, Meguiars is.
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Don't believe Venomous that Meguires is the best, sniffing Meguires is a known cause of brain damage.

I only sniff, err I mean wax with Zaino.
Sniffing wax? That could explain a lot!
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Old 05-07-2004, 10:36 AM   #10
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Here's the Zaino web site:
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

You say To-Mate-oh, I say To-Motto, you say Meguiars, I say Meguires.

Zaino is great stuff, not only is it a fantastic wax, it's good on a ham sandwich, its great for shining the bald spot on your head, if you brush your teeth with it they will shine for months, when used as a cologne it really attracts the ladies, it has many many uses.

[The management of Zaino request that you only use Zaino according to the instructions. The opinons expressed by Mystic Cobra are not necessary those of Zaino's management, except of course the ones about how great our products are when used properly.]
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Here's the Zaino web site:
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

You say To-Mate-oh, I say To-Motto, you say Meguiars, I say Meguires.

Zaino is great stuff, not only is it a fantastic wax, it's good on a ham sandwich, its great for shining the bald spot on your head, if you brush your teeth with it they will shine for months, when used as a cologne it really attracts the ladies, it has many many uses.

[The management of Zaino request that you only use Zaino according to the instructions. The opinons expressed by Mystic Cobra are not necessary those of Zaino's management, except of course the ones about how great our products are when used properly.]
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<--- HEY, I resemble that remark!
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<--- HEY, I resemble that remark!
I thought so
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ha ha ha ha.
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Having a show stopping paint job is hard to maintain, especially if you like to drive the car. There are a ton of products on the market for cleaning, waxing, buffing, etc.... Since I own a Black Cobra, it is extremely difficult to keep clean. very minute scratches show in full detail on the car. I can thank the Dealer for doing that since they cleaned it and waxed it when I picked it up even though I recommeded them not to. I have yet to find a product that will repel dust, which is most disturbing after spending 4 to 5 hours to detail your car, go to work, and come out to lunch only to find your car is covered with dust and grass clippings from the yard crew that seems to only appear to cut the grass the day you decide to drive it to work after you have waxed it up. Then again you have those fine roads that get coated with those small stones and oil so you can get a new windshild every year. Lets not forget those kids packed in a church van traveling to a destination for what ever who wind up tossing a full soda bottle at you because you just happen to be behind them. Every body has road hazzards to deal with. Some may be extreme and some not.
One of the best products out there is the clay bar which is best used after washing the dirt off (perhaps twice - depending on how dirty your paint is). The paint must be cool to begin with. (black or dark paint tends to heat up in direct sunlight so it is best to wash the car early in the morning or the night before you detail it, otherwise you wind up with evaporating water spots) Then comes the clay bar process, use liberal amounts of the lubricant supplied with the clay bar. After that, wax it and buff it out. I have never seen such a deep luster in my paint until I used the clay bar. I find using a polymer synthetic wax to be the better of the wax products out there. There are many to choose from, Zaino, Meguirs NXT (which is what I like now), rain dance, turtle wax and the dupont teflon. I am sure that there are others but these are just the one's that come to mind. If you plan on going to shows, it is best to get yourself a california duster so that you can remove any dust that may accumulate when you get there. Follow up with some detail spray, and bingo, you have a show car shine that everybody will envey. Just remember this, it is not the wax that is shiney, it is the paint. All the wax does it refurbish the oils within the paint and provides protection from oxidation and other contaminants. Unfortunately this oil or protectant also provides a tacky surface for small particles to adhere to either by static charge or cohesion by moisture. Okay, now everything is clean, the paint is waxed, the tires shine and the rims are polished. Did you forget anything? How about those cruddy looking exhaust tips? The only product that I found that cleans off road tar and road dirt is what makes it go, Gasoline. Put a little on a rag and just rub it in on the exhaust. It works best if the tips are a little warm (not hot). I usually start here before washing off the car. Wash off the rag when you are done or lay it flat outside somewhere so the fuel can evapaorate, otherwise if you just thow it away as it is, you may have an unexpected fire by spontaneous compustion (more common with turpintine than with gasoline due to evaporation rates).
As for the paint chips, that is another story all together. I find that the side scoops get the most abuse from the road projectiles. I wish they had a functional purpose instead of just sitting there and eating stones. oops, once again, I wrote a small novel. sorry for the length
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