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      07-31-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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zaino applicator pads- any good?

Just curious if you guys actually use the applicator pads that comes free when you order the Zaino kit. It seems to me that the cloth they use is a little rough, which is ironic because of how much they stress using a 100% cotton towell to dry/buff the car with.

Also how do you wash the thing after using it??? Maybe I'm washing it wrong, but when I waxed my car with it recently, it left more swirl marks than before.
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I have five of them. I just throw them in the washer and air dry. Maybe you're applying too much pressure?

Lately, I've been using a foam finishing pad on my PC to apply Zaino, maybe you should switch to a foam hand applicator.
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i use only Microfiber cloths to put the stuff on. Call me crazy but i cut a piece about 2x3 inches and use that for the entire car. then to take the stuff off i use Baby diapers ( found at target, walmart, etc). Also i use the baby diapers to spray on the z6 and z8
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i use only Microfiber cloths to put the stuff on. Call me crazy but i cut a piece about 2x3 inches and use that for the entire car. then to take the stuff off i use Baby diapers ( found at target, walmart, etc). Also i use the baby diapers to spray on the z6 and z8
if MF is good enough to apply it with, why not just buff and spray with MF towels too?
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I never used them; I tossed em out. I've had bad experiences with terry cloth and black paint; mf or foam only for me.
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I never used them; I tossed em out. I've had bad experiences with terry cloth and black paint; mf or foam only for me.
omg! you told me they were okay!
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MF or foam - whatever I grab out of my bin. I wash them with my MF stuff and they are fine. I only apply Z by hand so they're hand app's.
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i use the zaino applicators to apply tire shire type products. MF and foam only.

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omg! you told me they were okay!
I did? I must have been drunk!

I am sure they are "OK", are they ideal? No. I'm not sure why Sal insists on sending them out with his product...
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I did? I must have been drunk!

I am sure they are "OK", are they ideal? No. I'm not sure why Sal insists on sending them out with his product...
Sal doesn't seem to trust MF , maybe he's old-fashioned. His products are so good that it doesn't matter!
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