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      05-26-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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Is Menzerna IP neccessary

I will be detailing the hell out of my car this afternoon and was wondering if you guys think the first stage of Menzerna IP is neccessary to remove swirl marks. I have a jet black e90 and I wouldn't say the swirl marks are out of control but are definately noticeable. Here is what I was thinking for my procedure. I would rather spend more time with the Menzerna if it improves the shine considerably. Don't want to take any shortcuts to sacrifice shine.

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Menzerna IP
Zaino ZPC
Zaino Z5

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      05-26-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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I would try Menzerna FP first. I have never used Z-PC so I am not sure how agressive it is.
Are you using the Porter Cable or by hand?
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Using the PC.....Also, I'm guessing I use the PC for the Menzerna IP and Zaino ZPC......should I switch to hand application for the Z5 or stick with the PC for the final coat?
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When using Z5 and Z2, do it by hand. You are not supposed to use too much of these products to begin with. I think you will waste more of it trying to get the pad wet.
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First try Zaino ZPC with your PC and a foam polishing pad. If that does not do the trick, try ZPC with a cutting pad, then followup with ZPC on a polishing pad. If that still does not cut it for you, then try IP with a cutting pad, followup with ZPC on a polishing pad.

As for Z5, I apply it by hand with no difficulty. Out of curiousity, did you buy your Z5 recently? If so, what colour is the cap? White or blue?
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