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this Zaino kit pretty much sums up how I feel about high-end car care. every product requires a different type of cloth to rub off.

Contents are:

Z7 Wash Shampoo
Z18 Clay 
Z6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer
Z-AIO Paint Cleanser Polish
Z2Pro Sealant
ZFX Curing Agent
Z8 Grand Finale Spray

Z9 Leather Cleaner
Z10 Leather Conditioner

Aquatouch Wash Mitt
Aquatouch Ultra Drying Cloth
Aquatouch Super Soft Gold towel to buff off clay lube residue
Aquatouch Edgeless Polish towel to buff off Z-AIO residue
Aquatouch Super Soft Purple towel to buff off Z2pro residue
Aquatouch Ultra Soft Grey Towel x 2, one for Z6 and one for Z8 buffing
Aquatouch Microfibre Applicators x 2 to apply Z-AIO
Foam Applicator to apply Z2Pro

Aquatouch Microfibre Applicators x 2, one for Z9, one for Z10
Aquatouch GP Blue towel to remove Z9 residue
Aquatouch GP Green towel to even out Z10 application if require

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Don't need to use all of their products. I only use the Z-CS. Apart from that everything else is meguiars. 

I used a massive pack of microfibre towels from costco that i literally throw out after 1 use for most of my cleaning. Zaino is the only exception. But i put the pads in a zip lock bag and use for a few uses and then throw out. 

for the steps i stated:

1 or maybe 2 fibre cloths to buff the wax

1 application pad for the zaino wax

1 chamois

2 sponges, 1 for body and 1 for wheels

1 MF cloth to help remove the clay bar residue if need be.

 

That bag of MF cloths is like $15 from Costco and it lasts me a year....

 

Don't fall for all of the advertising. Now don't get me wrong i have like over $1000 worth of cleaning products. Including detailing brushes and all sorts of things. But you can literally go:

Bag of MF cloths: $20 odd 

Sponge: $13

Wax: $60

Clay kit: $35

Car wash: $25

Zaino Z-CS: $60

Applicator pad: $10

So total: $223 and that will last you farken ages. 

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And if you really want to get into it you can get more. But that stuff will make the outside looks a million bucks. The only thing i would recommend on top of that is Meguiars Trim detailer and Scratch x 2.0 if you have little scratches. 

 

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You see swirl marks because you have damaged the clear coat in some way. Using a clay bar does not remove swirls.

Your paint will fade before you buff all the clear off of it.

Also nxt gen wax is an abrasive wax. So yes you are slowly destroying your paint aswell.

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No it does not remove said swirls, but it renders them practically invisible. 

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Well.. Depending on the depth of them anyway. I've gotten away without having to use a buffer on a fair few cars. 

I just wouldn't ever do it as my first step. 

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Some good advice in this thread.
Wheres the best place to get this zaino Z-CS from?

And yeah the microfibres from costco are a bargain.

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Can confirm bargain, just bought Costco micro fibre cloth bag. $24 for 36 towels.

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Costco towels tend to lose their softness and leave a lot of lint after being washed a couple of times. Good for general purpose use but I use better quality towels for wax removal. My Meguairs cloths that are still going strong, probably around 10 years old now

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$24 for 36, you would just throw it away after you have finished with it

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Some good advice in this thread.
Wheres the best place to get this zaino Z-CS from?

And yeah the microfibres from costco are a bargain.

You can get it from waxit for about $60 delivered.

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9 hours ago, Coullsy said:

$24 for 36, you would just throw it away after you have finished with it

exactly what i do. 

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yeah microfibers dont really like being washed.

even sponges, dont keep old ones, they hold allot of shit.

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You can get it from waxit for about $60 delivered.

Thanks, i ordered it for $63.30 from that website. Looking forward to see the results when i detail the car next.

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Just remember less is more. Use like 1 spray for a panel, 2 for the bonnet 

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I clayed the car and used the zaino Z-CS followed by carnauba wax the day after. The car came out pretty nicely, has a few swirl marks though which i didnt bother trying to buff. The zaino is easy to apply and i only used about 10 sprays for the whole car.d9cdd9d89d3a644e9173b51426733781.jpg
Not the best pic, should have taken one with better lighting

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Reported.

If I want to protect my car I wrap it in glad wrap, or on hot days alfoil

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