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      07-05-2006, 10:05 PM   #67
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my e90 won't arrive probably by the time we do this, but i'd still like to learn. can i bring my e36?
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      07-05-2006, 10:08 PM   #68
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my e90 won't arrive probably by the time we do this, but i'd still like to learn. can i bring my e36?
You can learn on AJ's lawl
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We still haven't picked a date... how about 1st week in Aug?
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We still haven't picked a date... how about 1st week in Aug?
I'm on break from Aug 8th to the 21st. During that time, I will totally be doing nothing. But I'm guessing some of you guys want to do it a little earlier? As for the actual individual details...the first slot is going to be next Friday. Any takers?
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I'm on break from Aug 8th to the 21st. During that time, I will totally be doing nothing. But I'm guessing some of you guys want to do it a little earlier? As for the actual individual details...the first slot is going to be next Friday. Any takers?
Friday? What time? Don't most ppl work?
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Friday? What time? Don't most ppl work?
I forgot that most of you aren't students on break.

Takes about five hours, so 9:30 being the earliest and 3:30PM being the latest I can start. I have a slot open on Saturday too. I'm trying to get my regiment in order this weekend, so I can be efficient when I work for teh monies.
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Shoot, I completely forgot about one important factor: weather.

I wish I had an inside washing area...all the actual Zainoing can be done in a garage.
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Shoot, I completely forgot about one important factor: weather.

I wish I had an inside washing area...all the actual Zainoing can be done in a garage.
That's what I did. Washed outside, and then pulled into garage for clay and Zaino.
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I need a place like this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...q=porter+cable
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Hey Shim I can drop my car in the mornings on weekdays. I understand that you have a 330i ZHP loaner car program
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Shim... I can do friday morning (one week from tomorrow). I would actially prefer to do it in the am, and I dont believe I can do it the rest of the weekend...
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I'm definitely interested in this, as well. I just picked up my car this week via PCD...outstanding experience (the details of which I hope to write up soon).

Is there a recommended length of time that one should wait before zaino-ing a brand new car?
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Hey Shim I can drop my car in the mornings on weekdays. I understand that you have a 330i ZHP loaner car program
For that program, you need to deposit a security of a 2005+ Porsche or higher model.
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For that program, you need to deposit a security of a 2005+ Porsche or higher model.
I can oblige with that request/condition...




1/12 or 1/18 scale?


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Zaino Detailing Service (Initial Pricing*)
$55 ($70) - Full exterior; three coats**
+$15 ($30) - Claybar treatment and rewash
+$30 - Fabric top treatment
+$35 ($50) - Full leather interior treatment/vacuum carpet
+$10 - Wheel/tire treatment
+$5 - Z8 substitute for Z6 between coat sprays
+$45 ($50) - Next day application of additional three coats**
+$90 ($100) - Two day additional application of six coats**
Machine Polish/Compounding Services And Rates Coming Soon.

Procedure
1. Examine condition of paint, take notes of customer's emphasis on certain areas.
2. Wash wheels and tires
3. Wash upper panels of body with separate bucket/wash mitt
4. Wash lower panels of body with separate bucket/wash mitt
5. Apply and rinse out RAGGTOPP Cleaner (optional, for euro convertibles/roadsters)
6. Claybar entire body of vehicle (optional)
7. Repeat step 3&4 (optional, included with fabric top treatment or claybar treatment)
8. Dry vehicle's body and wipe down all jambs
9. Machine polish swirls/light scratches (optional, abrasive polish used)
10. Spray panel to be sealed with Z6/Z8
11. Apply sealant (Z2/Z5) to panel
12. Repeat until the entire vehicle is sprayed/sealed
13. Repeat step 12 two additional times
14. Apply wheel sealant and tire gloss (optional)
15. Vacuum carpet (optional)
16. Apply and remove leather cleaner (optional)
17. Apply leather conditioner (optional)
18. Apply RAGGTOPP Fabric Protectant (optional, for euro convertibles/roadsters)
19. Look over vehicle and address any questions the customer may have
20. Make appointment for further coats of Z2/Z5 (optional)

Equipment/Materials Used
Machine Polishing:
-Porter-Cable 7336SP Random Orbital Polisher
-6" Dual Action Backing Plate
-6.5" Wolfgang Eurotech/Lake Country Dual Action Foam Pads (Cutting, Light-Cutting, Polishing, Finishing)

Sealants/Sprays:
-Cotton Applicator
-Zaino ZFX Flash Cure Accelerator Additive
-Zaino Z-2 PRO Show Car Polish for Clear Coated Car Finishes
-Zaino Z-5 Show Car Polish for Swirl Marks and Fine Scratches
-Zaino Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray
-Zaino Z-8 Grand Finale Spray Seal

Polishes:
-Poorboy's Super Swirl Remover 2.5 (abrasive)
-Poorboy's Super Swirl Remover 1.0 (light abrasive)
-Menzerna Intensive Polish (abrasive, available soon)
-Zaino Z-PC Fusion Dual Action Paint Cleaner Swirl Remover (light abrasive, available soon)

Wheels/Tires:
-9" White Tampico Fiber Wheel Brush
-Small Foam Painter's Brush
-Microfiber Wash Mitt
-Cotton Applicator
-Poorboy's Wheel Sealant
-Zaino Z-16 Perfect Tire Gloss

Fabric Top:
-RAGGTOPP Cleaner
-RAGGTOPP Fabric Protectant
-OXO Brush

Exterior Paint:
-Skeepskin Wash Mitts
-Zaino Z-7 Show Car Wash
-Toro Electric Leaf Blower

Interior Leather:
-Cotton Applicator
-Zaino Z-9 Leather Soft Spray Cleaner
-Zaino Z-10 Leather in a Bottle

Claybar:
-Sonus SFX Ultra Fine Detailing Clay
-Sonus Block MEDIUM Detailing Clay
-Zaino Z-18 ClayBar

Towels:
-Pakshak Microfiber Towels (separate drying, buffing, and applying)
-Cobra Indigo Microfiber Towels (for jambs)
-Leather Chamois (for windows)

Notes
*Price subject to change, as this is an initial feeling-out price. Note: price will NOT alter after making an appointment with aforementioned prices. Prices in parenthesis are a good estimate of what the new prices will be, after the feel-out period.

**Choice of Z2 or Z5 layering, maximum amount of coats is nine over three days (Fri, Sat, Sun); both Z2 and Z5 are ZFX-infused sealants, which cuts down hazing time, but limits application of three coats within a 24 hour period.

Disclaimer
-This Is NOT a Permanent Treatment. Although Protection/Condition Will Last About 4-6 Months, The Vehicle Will Still Require a Periodical Wash to Keep Clean.
-I Am NOT a Professional, I Am a College Student Who Enjoys Detailing
-Travelling Surcharge May Be Added for On-Site Service.
-Only Available For Vehicles Smaller Than a Compact-SUV.
-Tipping is Optional but Always Appreciated.
-Limited Availability for Initial Pricing.
-By Appointment Only/Reservations Strictly Required.
-Not Responsible for Weather Cancellations/Disruptions.
-If I end up getting a gazebo or something, above note is moot...unless it's raining like hell with lightning. And thanks Donny for this template.

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July 21 (Fri) - 9:30AM to 9:00PM - bavarian19
July 22 (Sat) - 10:00AM to 9:00PM - ase2dais
July 23 (Sun) - Only open for the additional coating service, time will vary

July 28 (Fri) - 9:30AM to 9:00PM
July 29 (Sat) - 10:00AM to 9:00PM -
July 30 (Sun) - Only open for the additional coating service, time will vary

August 4 (Fri) - 9:30AM to 9:00PM
August 5 (Sat) - 10:00AM to 9:00PM - KL2DC
August 6 (Sun) - Only open for the additional coating service, time will vary

Well, those are the first six slots (or nine, if you count those Sundays). I need recovery/study time, since I still go to school on Monday, hence no extra regular slots on Sunday. If Sunday's the only day you can make an appointment, I'll see what I can do, but school's still my priority.

If I missed anything, or you guys have any suggestions, please feel free to tune in. Thanks.

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Shim, looking good I approve the menu structure...

I would like to reserve the first time slot for the July 29 session. Do you need a deposit? Will you provide on-site consultation to what exact treatment I would require?

When is AJ getting his zaino job, I would like to go see/support/help out.

Hey if this whole thing rolls out you can hire variable temporary labor to help you out.
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Shim, looking good I approve the menu structure...

I would like to reserve the first time slot for the July 29 session. Do you need a deposit? Will you provide on-site consultation to what exact treatment I would require?

When is AJ getting his zaino job, I would like to go see/support/help out.

Hey if this whole thing rolls out you can hire variable temporary labor to help you out.
On-site consultation...lol. That pretty only involves Z2/Z5 or Z6/Z8? All cars benefit from claying, but honestly, unless there's a huge amount of contamination that affects the optical reflection, you won't see the difference. You can definitely feel the difference, but you aren't supposed to be touching your car anyway.

You can tag along and be my hoseman.

I'll probably train a couple of the neighborhood kids. Child labor.
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If my car is here by the 28th-30th, then I may take you up on this that weekend.

... I should add that it's getting less and less likely I'll have the car by then, though. More likely early August.
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If my car is here by the 28th-30th, then I may take you up on this that weekend.

... I should add that it's getting less and less likely I'll have the car by then, though. More likely early August.
Yeah, make it easier for me, and drive straight to my house (or I'll drive straight to yours on the day of delivery).

I'll have more weekends open later, I just want to get a feel for how much work I can cram in a day. I'll have some weekdays open in August too.
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So I am on for next friday? Awesome...
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Shim, make sure my client, AJ, gets the full run of your zaino menu...capiche



We'll help you out, its probably a good idea so you'd know what is involved with each offering.
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Shim, make sure my client, AJ, gets the full run of your zaino menu...capiche



We'll help you out, its probably a good idea so you'd know what is involved with each offering.


I want four tires worth of zaino
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