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Old 07-11-2014, 03:25 PM
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Mother's Carnuba Wax in the can...
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:30 PM
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If you want a high end carnauba, zymol (not the stuff from wal mart). It is so hard you have to apply with bare hands to melt it down. This is due to the extremely high carnauba content. This is GREAT for single stage paints.

Base coat clear coat I also use zaino. Great company and it's the longest lasting stuff I have ever used. It is also best on lighter colors because it adds reflectivity. Darker colors even base coat clear coat zymol will give a deeper look but to keep it you have to apply more often. Another zaino note is the zaino quick detailer is the only one I have ever used to actually add enough of a layer to cause a car to bead up even with no prior polish. That says a lot.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jtranger View Post
Frank,

Why don't you cover your cars in the garage? I use a flannel cover and it seems to keep the dust off in between rides.
Many reasons:

1) Those covers must be absolutely pristine before using them. The slightest piece of grit, sand, etc.. and you've got a nice scratch or swirl mark.
2) I tried a flannel cover on my C1 with the Stayfast top...I removed it and had to spend 15 minutes with a sticky pet hair roller to "defuzz" it afterwards.
3) I have heard from several painters whom I respect that long term storage under a heavy (e.g. flannel) cover can wreak havoc with your paint.
4) I don't have kids or pets careening around the garage to scratch up the cars so my risk on that score is minimal

A quick pass with my battery powered leaf blower takes car of the "dust off" before a ride (very rarely needed).

I use the Zymol too - good stuff. Especially if you go the extra step per the instructions and do a final wipe down misting the finish with a little water and polishing up the shine. Gives a little extra 'pop' to the final product for sure.

I only do the wax job 2-3 times a year though...

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Old 07-13-2014, 10:27 PM
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"I avoid "New Finish" and other products advertised to last a year or that have abrasives or chemical cleaners in them. I worry about silicone and other crap that could cause problems in the paint shop, God forbid that becomes necessary. "

I have my beliefs in this and CLEARLY let my customers know what they CANNOT use on my paint job. If they choose to 'do their own thing'...and use product that is not something that I believe in...then they forfeited the warranty.

And for those who apply 'whatever'...if you do have a problem and painting is needed...MAKE SURE that you tell the painter and bodyman...so they know how to begin the repairs...due to some products applied on paint can really make it hard to get paint to stick WITHOUT performing a specific cleaning process NUMEROUS times.DUB
I give the shop an empty Liquid Glass can when I get a paint job. Simple "sanitizing" prep instructions are on every can.
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Originally Posted by DUB View Post
"I avoid "New Finish" and other products advertised to last a year or that have abrasives or chemical cleaners in them. I worry about silicone and other crap that could cause problems in the paint shop, God forbid that becomes necessary. "

I have my beliefs in this and CLEARLY let my customers know what they CANNOT use on my paint job. If they choose to 'do their own thing'...and use product that is not something that I believe in...then they forfeited the warranty.

And for those who apply 'whatever'...if you do have a problem and painting is needed...MAKE SURE that you tell the painter and bodyman...so they know how to begin the repairs...due to some products applied on paint can really make it hard to get paint to stick WITHOUT performing a specific cleaning process NUMEROUS times.DUB
I give them an empty Liquid Glass can when I get a paint job. Simple "sanitizing" prep instruction are on every can.

They also tell you how long to wait before "glassing" new paint.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:14 PM
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Klasse AIO (all in one)......." the German's always make good stuff."
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I still use Zanio after about 17 years or so...I like how it comes altough it seems harder to remove the last two times I purchased and used it...The awesome smell is also much less...But I still use it. Now with all the todo about ceramics I am wondering if it time for a change....Thoughts???
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You are answering a post from about 4 1/2 years ago. You might try a new thread or posting in the “Car Care” Discussion section of the General Topics area.
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