Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW Related Forums > Detailing Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-18-2006, 12:40 PM
Driver8's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Almost Heaven
Posts: 582
Driver8 is on a distinguished road
Zaino Z2/P21S GEPC Questions for the Gurus...

I detailed Mrs. D8's Red Rocket over the weekend. (Background - she has a bright red '06 Honda Civic Si that I bought her for her birthday this past February. The car is a daily driver, but is otherwise garaged and pampered.)

I did a couple Dawn washes and got the paint prepped. I was simply amazed how flat the paint looks after six months. To revitalize and deepen the paint, after the Dawn washes, I laid down a coat of P21S Gloss-Enhancing Paint Cleanser (GEPC) before sealing it up with two coats of Zaino Z2 (w/ wipe downs of Z6 before, during and after). When I went to get my Zaino box down, I found my ZFX had turned from an inky blue liquid to, well...an inky blue rubbery mass. Uh-oh! I laid down two coats of Z2 without ZFX and to be honest, didn't even miss it. The final product looked phenomenal.

My questions are: 1) Did I make a mistake in terms of using the P21S GEPC under the Z2, and 2) Should I expect my Zaino to last as long since I didn't have any ZFX to add to it? To be honest, I was surprised how quickly the Z2 hazed and how quickly and easily it came off after hearing stories for years about how greasy it was. Hmmm...in my experience it was no problem at all. My only real concern was about the Zaino and P21s "playing well" together. Any thoughts/comments?

Thanks - Mike
__________________
DRIVER8

2017 Range Rover Sport Dynamic SC V8
2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2019 Ford F150 Limited

Allegheny Chapter BMW CCA
Mountain State Chapter BMW CCA

Last edited by Driver8; 08-19-2006 at 05:14 PM.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 08-18-2006, 02:44 PM
motordavid's Avatar
RetiredBum & Semi-RenaissanceMan
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mtns of Western NC, & SW FLA
Posts: 16,758
motordavid will become famous soon enoughmotordavid will become famous soon enough
D8,
My understanding of the Z process, is that the Z1, (or equiv.), helps form the first "layer" and allows "bonding" of the Z2 et al, subsequent layers.
But, that could be mkting bs...

That P21S stuff may be in the same ballpark as the Z1, as there is really very little that is "brand new" under the sun.

I've never used ZFX, because "speed" was not a concern. My Z2 lasts a long time, though I do use Z6/Z8 regularly between the increasingly infrequent Z2 apps.

Hey, yourCEO will be dazzled and most of the gentler gender I know, are not wax job Xperts/critics, anyhoo....

I really don't think some weird chemical process is going to rise up off her car and walk away with the paint. I think ya'll be Fine, Fine, Fine.
BR,TheOl'Knucklehead
__________________
Ol'UncleMotor
From the Home Base of Pro Bono Punditry
and 50 Cent Opins...

Our Mtn Scenes, Car Pics, and Road Trip Pics on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4527537...7627297418250/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4527537...7627332480833/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

My X Page




Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:46 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.