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      06-27-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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Car maintanence tips for a new owner

My 330i gets here in about 2 weeks, being this is my first car and i really want to take good care of it, what are the recommended must haves for cleaning the interior/exterior. I am just out of college and kind of would like cleaning products that arent too highly priced. I dont mind washing my cars by hand and actually enjoy it, so any and all comments would be appreciated.

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Zaino. Check out the website:

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

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      06-27-2005, 01:04 PM   #3
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Could also try Klasse AIO/SG. Cheaper than Zaino, less effort to apply, not as durable as Zaino but more durable than almost anything else out there.
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One word... ZAINO!!!!
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      06-27-2005, 07:41 PM   #5
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I have herd only good things about Kasse products.
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Z-6, Z-2, Z-6, Z-8 - Will look like you put a sheet of glass on the paint.
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Z-6, Z-2, Z-6, Z-8 - Will look like you put a sheet of glass on the paint.
Your preachin' to the the converted man! People are floored at how *wet* my car always looks, even after a rainstorm or 3 weeks without washing. They are amazed when I tell them I don't wax my car on the weekends and that it's been almost 2 years since I applied any Zaino. Zaino for life!

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Zaino, but I do prefer Lexol for the leather.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phi2134
My 330i gets here in about 2 weeks, being this is my first car and i really want to take good care of it, what are the recommended must haves for cleaning the interior/exterior. I am just out of college and kind of would like cleaning products that arent too highly priced. I dont mind washing my cars by hand and actually enjoy it, so any and all comments would be appreciated.

330i sparkling graphite, Premium Package (black dakota leather), Sports Package, heated seats, auto
Never forget that when it comes to car care products, as with most things, you get what you pay for. Zaino and Zymol may cost a little more than rival brands but they earned thier rep through results.
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Check out www.griotsgarage.com Better than Zaino and EASIER too!!
I have used Zaino before and didn't like it!!
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      07-05-2005, 04:02 PM   #11
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i know your supposed to wash/wax in the shade, unfortunately my driveway has absolutly no shade. So.. do i wash at night with a light haha? Also, when i had my jetta, i wasnt too anal about the cleaness of the car. Now with my E90 i want to make sure im washing/waxing right, but ive never done it on my own. Whats the easiest and less $$ way to achieve great results?
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      07-05-2005, 04:26 PM   #12
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Here you go Bellas, this is a very good write up that I found very helpfull:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=158378


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