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Old 12-22-2005, 04:42 PM
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Zaino is a lot of work, but the results really do pay off in the end.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:57 AM
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The Mercedes SL is my dream car..
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:47 AM
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Not that one. You should get the big boss SL65 is you're going to spring for a R230 anytime.

SL500 was a mistake IMO.
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:11 AM
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SL500, SL600, SL55 or SL 65; would be great. I'm probably going to get a SLK350 since it's more in my price range.
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If you can test drive a SLK55, you'll fall in love with the power it's got in such a small car!

Make sure you get tha 030 package on it too! Tuned up suspension and what not.. mmmm..
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:26 AM
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Yeah, I have test drove the double nickle. I actually might get that car for around $65k. It's amazing! The thing is, I can save $20k on the 350 which is fast enough for me!!
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As a long time Zaino user, I can say that the first application takes forever. But if you keep up with maintenance it is really fast. I can wax my X3 in under an hour using a modification of their technique...

I use Z1 and Z2 (with regular Z6 for daily dusting). I apply Z1 to a panel, then apply Z2 over it. By the time I have applied my way around the car, the first panel is dry and ready for removal. The best part is the lack of white residue in the cracks.

FWIW I applied the stuff in a garage in Munich when it was only about 20 degrees. The ZFX cured it quickly and the process did not take materially longer. I have also applied it outside in the middle of summer in Los Angeles with no trouble.

I have tried many different types of wax and one of the things I like about Zaino is that it comes off so easily. If you use really thin coats and let it dry thoroughly, the stuff comes right off.
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I have been using Zaino for several years and can testify that it's worth every penny! Just pour a dime-sized amount on the applicator sponge, spear it around like butter on bread and then wipe on. If you use the ZFX activator, you can wipe it right off and apply another coat versus waiting 12 hours for it to cure.

Just be sure to use dish soap on the INITIAL wash to remove all the old garbage, then clay it to remove the fine stuff that builds up, then wash it again and then start the application process. I think the most work is in the initial washings!
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As a long time Zaino user, I can say that the first application takes forever. But if you keep up with maintenance it is really fast. I can wax my X3 in under an hour using a modification of their technique...

I use Z1 and Z2 (with regular Z6 for daily dusting). I apply Z1 to a panel, then apply Z2 over it. By the time I have applied my way around the car, the first panel is dry and ready for removal. The best part is the lack of white residue in the cracks.

FWIW I applied the stuff in a garage in Munich when it was only about 20 degrees. The ZFX cured it quickly and the process did not take materially longer. I have also applied it outside in the middle of summer in Los Angeles with no trouble.

I have tried many different types of wax and one of the things I like about Zaino is that it comes off so easily. If you use really thin coats and let it dry thoroughly, the stuff comes right off.
Hi,
I plan to buy Zaino soon and give it a try, as soon as the weather gets better. I found a lot of information how to apply Zaino on their website. My question: what should I do when Iam through the process? Before/during/after every subsequent carwash? Do I need to re-apply Zaino? How often? Which product? Generally how to keep the car looking great as long as possible?
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Hi,
I plan to buy Zaino soon and give it a try, as soon as the weather gets better. I found a lot of information how to apply Zaino on their website. My question: what should I do when Iam through the process? Before/during/after every subsequent carwash? Do I need to re-apply Zaino? How often? Which product? Generally how to keep the car looking great as long as possible?
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My maintenance involves regular detailing with Z6 or Z8. When I wash the car I just use water unless there is heavy dirt at which point I use Zaino car wash. Approximately once per month I apply a thin coat of Z1 and Z2. I have NEVER found a need to completely redo the entire process.

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