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      05-23-2006, 11:43 PM   #1
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Is Zaino Z-PC the best polish for Zaino users?

After hearing all you guys talk about how great Zaino is I finally tried it today. After two coats of Z-5 and one of Z-2 the shine looks great but still not happy with the micro scratches (Black). Has anyone tried Z-PC with an PC and is this the next step for me or should I try something else?
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      05-23-2006, 11:47 PM   #2
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i've heard great things about them...I'm getting a kit of Adam's to try out soon
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      05-24-2006, 12:15 AM   #3
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I just got the ZPC and will try it out soon

I have only heard great things about this stuff
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      05-24-2006, 12:52 AM   #4
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i've heard great things about them...I'm getting a kit of Adam's to try out soon
same here I getting the Adam kit soon
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what color is yours? I dont think it'll be as dramatic on AW as it would on a darker color
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ooooo the results should be astounding...i love black...but i thought I would go the opposite this time round.
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i've heard great things about them...I'm getting a kit of Adam's to try out soon
I have some and it's a nice polish... Not sure about how well it gets swirls and scratches out yet. I used it on the car when new to bring that "pop" to the paint and get out a couple of scuff market I had on the paint from the initial claying (yea I know, not enough lube). It really did make the paint "pop" even more so then when I drove it off of the lot.

I have a couple of scratches and scuffs on the truck lid after the winter that I have not yet had a chance to buff out. I'll try the Z-PC, but from what I've heard elsewhere, I'll have to move up to some SSR 2.5 to actually get rid of them.
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i used it a while back to get rid of some scratches made from at cat - let me tell you, a little TLC with this stuff and your car will look better then new
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Did you use a PC?
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I am torn between getting the Z-PC or Menzerna IP and FP. Anybody that has used Z-PC please post your review of the product.
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Here's a nice reviews from a detailing site:
http://autopia.org/forum/showthread....ht=Z-PC+Review
http://autopia.org/forum/showthread....ht=Z-PC+Review
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i did it by hand - it took a little longer, but it still came out great
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Does this thing really work that great? and if so what combos do you get there a bunch of stuff on their website I just purchased the Z-2 and ZFX additive. Do you even need the additive?
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I've used ZPC with and without a PC... great results either way. No need to use the PC if the area is small.
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For those without a PC, you may want to give ScratchX a try. You can buy it locally and I've had good results on it by hand. I also have a PC but have not tried the Zaino product. My understanding is that it is for light to moderate scratches. For any significant scratches you may need to step up to SSR2.5 or Meguiars #83.
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I just read the autopia reviews. Note that the first review calls it a good CLEANER so as far as polishing it will be mild. The DACP they talk about on the 2nd post is Meguiars #83 (Dual Action Cleaner/Polish) which will be more aggressive.
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Does this thing really work that great? and if so what combos do you get there a bunch of stuff on their website I just purchased the Z-2 and ZFX additive. Do you even need the additive?
Yup, you need the additive. So far, what you have bought is bare bones Zaino.

If you want you could also buy the car wash (z7), QD spray (z6), spray sealant (z8), etc. But like I said above, you have the essentials.
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Yup, you need the additive. So far, what you have bought is bare bones Zaino.

If you want you could also buy the car wash (z7), QD spray (z6), spray sealant (z8), etc. But like I said above, you have the essentials.

Cool Thanks, I just want to test the car polish first before purchasing anything else from Zaino coz they're a rip hopefully the product works as good as it costs
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Yup, you need the additive. So far, what you have bought is bare bones Zaino.

If you want you could also buy the car wash (z7), QD spray (z6), spray sealant (z8), etc. But like I said above, you have the essentials.

To get the swirls out you need to do at least 3 coats or more of Z-5 and then Z-2.

I did mine last weekend with Z-5 were I had some scratches and then Z-2 over everything.
Only one coat of each.

I finished off with Z-6 and Z-8. When I was finished after 4 hours, it looked so awesome!

It's been raining buckets out here this week, and my car still looks shiny and clean. It beads and looks way better than when I used the Carnauba wax alone.

The car is filthy and I still get compliments. Iím going to try and do 2 more coats this weekend to deepen the wet look and shine.

I spent lots of $$$$ on other cleaners and wax, but after seeing the results on my car, I've come to the conclusion that I really like this Zaino stuff a whole lot better.

I can ship my old stuff to you if you like, I wonít be needing it. LOL Good luck.
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