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Old 09-28-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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What is the best car wax to use on the Z06's? I have had my Z06 for about 9 months and I have tried three different brands. I garage my car and it hasn't been in rain yet. i am looking for the deepest shine possible. It is a Daytona Sunset Orange Z06. Thanks for your help.

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Old 09-28-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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What is the best car wax to use on the Z06's? I have had my Z06 for about 9 months and I have tried three different brands. I garage my car and it hasn't been in rain yet. i am looking for the deepest shine possible. It is a Daytona Sunset Orange Z06. Thanks for your help.
ZAINO easy, fast, the whole car feels like a sheet of glass. Here is my new Z Atomic Orange they are a CF sponsor
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:45 PM   #3
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ZAINO easy, fast, the whole car feels like a sheet of glass. Here is my new Z Atomic Orange they are a CF sponsor
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Does Zaino work with a clear bra? Secondly, what combination of Zaino products make sense? Their website makes car care look more complex than nuclear fisson.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:45 PM   #5
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Zaino gets great reviews, and I have used it to great effect in the past. Done per the instructions, it can get a little involved.

The "Adam's" brand is also thought well of.

My detailer turned me on to Meguiar's NXT, which I have found to be simple, easy, fast, and darned effective.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:50 PM   #6
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My detailer turned me on to Meguiar's NXT, which I have found to be simple, easy, fast, and darned effective.
Easy to put on and wipes right off...by the way the picture in the avatar is not mine-still working on my new digital camera...pics to follow!
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:53 PM   #7
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Zaino gets great reviews, and I have used it to great effect in the past. Done per the instructions, it can get a little involved.

The "Adam's" brand is also thought well of.

My detailer turned me on to Meguiar's NXT, which I have found to be simple, easy, fast, and darned effective.
You forgot to mention expensive while talking about Zaino
But I like using the NXT as well and can vouch for its effectiveness.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:58 PM   #8
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I only use REJEX on my DSOM Z06. The 2nd coat really made it wet!
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:07 PM   #9
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Adams Butterwax is very easy to put on, and wipes off easier than any other wax I've used.

I find that it has a more glossy finish than a deep finish. But if you get Brilliant Spray Glaze, it REALLY makes the color look very deep. You can use the BSG by itself and get a great finish, but it works even better with wax.
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Adams Butterwax is very easy to put on, and wipes off easier than any other wax I've used.

I find that it has a more glossy finish than a deep finish. But if you get Brilliant Spray Glaze, it REALLY makes the color look very deep. You can use the BSG by itself and get a great finish, but it works even better with wax.
Where do you buy the Adams?
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:39 PM   #11
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Holy, schmoly. I could go the rest of my life without ever hearing this question again.

There is no best. Try different ones to see what meets your needs best. Find what you like and use it often (on properly prepped paint).
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Doesn't anyone ever use the search feature or just scroll down the page or two?
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:52 PM   #13
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Does Zaino work with a clear bra? Secondly, what combination of Zaino products make sense? Their website makes car care look more complex than nuclear fisson.
Yes, Zaino works great with a clear bra. I use it on mine all the time on both my vette and Lightning. It is also very reasonable/cheaper than most when you consider how little you need to do your car (under 1/2oz) and how long it last. It also goes on and comes off super easy and will really make your metallic pop.

I agree Zane, it would not bother me one bit if I never heard this question again.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:29 PM   #14
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http://www.adamspolishes.com/

Type in "Z06" for the promotional code, and you will get 10% off.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:41 PM   #15
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I was using Meguires but I switched to Zaino. It is truely awesome! I have put about 6 coats on the car now.

Here are some pictures of the car with Zaino.

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Old 09-28-2006, 08:27 PM   #16
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I like Auto Glass. Very strong. It is not a wax, though, it binds a layer over the clearcoat. Behaves like a wax. Even though it lasts an indoor car 2 years in my case, I use it every 6 months.

The only problem is if you get it repainted, tell the paint guy you used it. Also, my painter says not to use waxes, perhaps he means waxes which build up. I wish I knew more about this technology. I've used it for a long time. Any comparisons?
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:34 PM   #17
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Gentlemen, I used Zaino on my Z06, but one of the top guys in the paint department of General Motors, recommended Formula 113. I have not used it yet, I am going to use it on my CTS-V. I'll use it as a guinea pig.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:53 PM   #18
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Gentlemen, I used Zaino on my Z06, but one of the top guys in the paint department of General Motors, recommended Formula 113. I have not used it yet, I am going to use it on my CTS-V. I'll use it as a guinea pig.
I tried 113 back when I was using #26 and liked the Meguiars #26 better. I also got similiar durability out of both. I think you will find that most carnuaba based products have similiar durability which is not that great when compared to the newer modern synthetic polymer sealants.

The owner of 113 has been thrown off of numerous forum for sending threatening emails to anybody that did not like his product.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:55 PM   #19
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I was using Meguires but I switched to Zaino. It is truely awesome! I have put about 6 coats on the car now.

Here are some pictures of the car with Zaino.

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Jeff
Jeff, that is one of the most awesome cars I have ever seen, simply beautiful.

And that is a Zaino shine if I have ever seen one, again. simply beautiful.

Nice lawn too.

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Old 09-28-2006, 11:48 PM   #20
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GoTreo - awesome.

on the topic - this question is never going to be resolved. Please just take a day or two to read all the previous posts on this question, and you'll get a sense of the top 5 favorites - then it will be up to you to try them yourself. But there really is much to be said for DURABILITY - i.e. NOT having to wax every weekend. Think about "waxing" once every 4 or 5 months instead, when you're evaluating products.
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