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      12-21-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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ZFX vials

Anyone else find it ridiculously hard to clean those vials!?!?! I had to jam napkins in there and twirl them around, but they still weren't very clean. After about 20 min I just gave up.
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I do too... It is reallllly anoying
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I know the directions say that you can't leave the polish in there for more than 12 hrs, after that you have to throw the vials away. Well, if you still have some trace amounts that you can't clean out, do you think it will be just as bad?
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      12-21-2005, 11:07 PM   #4
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You guys can try saran wrap as a cover, so the ZFX doesn't actually come into contact with the bottle (so you can just use it as a measuring dispenser).

I haven't tried that yet, but it just popped into my head.
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Great idea
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      12-22-2005, 10:01 AM   #6
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See this thread:

http://www.detailersclub.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1274

Sal Z. replied to it.
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Here's what I do... I put a few drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid in the vial after I have emptied it and given it a first rinse. Seal the cap and shake hard, then squirt the liquid through the spout. I empty it then rinse it thoroughly, and hey presto a clean vial, nice and easy!
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I just clean them the best that I can and let them dry with the tops off. Then I re-use them 2 or 3 times. There's 4 to a kit for a reason, I figure.
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What is a ZFX vial? And why is the sport package referred to here as ZSP. What does the Z stand for?

HU = Head Unit. This much I know. I'm glad I don't talk to my patients in medical abbreviations.

All these abbreviations! UGH!
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What is a ZFX vial? And why is the sport package referred to here as ZSP. What does the Z stand for?

HU = Head Unit. This much I know. I'm glad I don't talk to my patients in medical abbreviations.

All these abbreviations! UGH!
ZFX is a component of the Zanio car polish line that is used to "accerate" the curing of the polymers in the polish. It has nothing to actually do with the car.

If I'm not mistaken all of the codes for the "combo" packages BMW start with a Z. ZPP = Premium Pack, ZCW = Cold Weather Pack, ZHP (on the E46) = High Performance pack, etc. It's just a way to differiate the codes..
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Thanks for the nice explanations.
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What is a ZFX vial? And why is the sport package referred to here as ZSP. What does the Z stand for?

HU = Head Unit. This much I know. I'm glad I don't talk to my patients in medical abbreviations.

All these abbreviations! UGH!
are you a MD?
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There seem to be many of us physicians on here.
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.....And why is the sport package referred to here as ZSP. What does the Z stand for?
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All these abbreviations! UGH!
Try to imagine it with a German accent:

"Ze Sports Package"
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