Car Detailing

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by tiecollector, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Artisan Fan

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    Nick recommended me this: http://www.detailersparadise.com/Vie...20070405181128

    He says the P21S is good stuff but I better be pretty excited to wax often.

    I'll pick some up. It's been raining this week so there isn't much point doing it this week. I can't wait to have a garage and accessible power plugs.


    Nick is a good guy but his detailing line is not very good for sealants. I have tested it extensively. I do like his car shampoo though.
     


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    I've only stuck to p21s (and 1z glanz) in the past so I can't really speak for anything else.

    If you have a mild shampoo then the wax should last at least a month or so, but it's so easy I don't really mind (though I haven't done it in 2 years ha).
     


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    I've only stuck to p21s (and 1z glanz) in the past so I can't really speak for anything else.

    If you have a mild shampoo then the wax should last at least a month or so, but it's so easy I don't really mind (though I haven't done it in 2 years ha).


    Jet, I would recommend a quality sealant like Zaino Z2 or Z5 to you. Once you have applied it it lasts around 6 months and when you wash your car in the interim, the Z8 spray sealant will bring the finish back to the just waxed look.
     


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    I've never really had an interest in the synthetic polymer shine and lack of depth not to mention pia of application of zaino. My life is easy with p21s and the sealant/wax is just icing, prep is everything in achieving a flawless finish. I really dislike how jet black looks with zaino and I don't really believe it's capabilities extend past 2 or 3 months though it's much longer than carnauba.

    There is nothing that tops clay, menzerna PO and PF polishes, and p21s in depth and clarity on black imho.
     


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    I just ordered zaino products yesterday. See how it goes. I don't think the aplication is really that much of a pain. Just have to mix it is all.

    I will have to see how I like the shine though. I may love it I may have it.

    I also ordered griots 3 inch polisher with pads for doing metal and glass. My porsche has alot of bare metal and chrome and I need to clean it up.
     


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    I've never really had an interest in the synthetic polymer shine and lack of depth not to mention pia of application of zaino. My life is easy with p21s and the sealant/wax is just icing, prep is everything in achieving a flawless finish. I really dislike how jet black looks with zaino and I don't really believe it's capabilities extend past 2 or 3 months though it's much longer than carnauba.

    There is nothing that tops clay, menzerna PO and PF polishes, and p21s in depth and clarity on black imho.


    The older versions of sealants lacked depth and gloss but the new Zaino versions are as good as my high end Pinnacle and Zymol waxes.

    The new Z5 Pro looks as good as my beloved Souveran and is much more durable. I can post some pics of a Porsche I did with Z5.
     


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    I might add we have a local detailing club and we tested Zaino's durability - 6 months is no problem on a properly prepped surface. We did just Zaino Z-PC with a PC.
     


  9. tiecollector

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    Zaino Z5 Pro:

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    I really didn't need to see that. I'll be looking at every chip on my car next time I go out.
     


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    I've been using Zaino products on my car since i got it in 2005. Awesome products that do an excellant job. I lookin to try out SONUS soon.
    Any thoughts on SONUS products?
     


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    Zaino Z5 Pro:

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    Beautiful. Mannn I miss my 911.
     


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    I've been using Zaino products on my car since i got it in 2005. Awesome products that do an excellant job. I lookin to try out SONUS soon.
    Any thoughts on SONUS products?


    I tested the entire SONUS line, nothing special imho. I have tested about 36 waxes and sealants including the spendy Zymol Estate Glazes and the two best are:

    1. Carnauba - Pinnacle Souveran (P21S is really awesome on silver though, my second favorite, third is the Poorboys Nattys). A really good combo is Klasse AllInOne (vintage non-VOC formula preferred) plus either P21S or Souveran. The Klasse is a sealant of acrylic formula and adds durability.

    2. Sealant - Zaino Z2 Pro and Z5 Pro. Best product line in the business in my experience.
     


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    Beautiful. Mannn I miss my 911.

    Thank you. I will try post another pic of the whole car.
     


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    Would anyone be willing to link me affordably (less than $100, under $50 even better) to items I can use to assemble a barebones, basic detailing kit?

    Try this: Not the best but a good start:

    22pc Detailing Kit w/ MothersÂ[​IMG] Products


    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...01+4000000&eCat=BC|3960|62754|62756&N=4018440 4294911428&Mo=0&pos=1&No=0&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC24173-Cat62754&topnav=

    You don't have to be a member to order.
    This kit comes with a nice selection of Mother's products and misc. tools, towels, bucket, etc. Everything you need to get started. Give it a try! [​IMG]
     


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    I tested the entire SONUS line, nothing special imho. I have tested about 36 waxes and sealants including the spendy Zymol Estate Glazes and the two best are:

    1. Carnauba - Pinnacle Souveran (P21S is really awesome on silver though, my second favorite, third is the Poorboys Nattys). A really good combo is Klasse AllInOne (vintage non-VOC formula preferred) plus either P21S or Souveran. The Klasse is a sealant of acrylic formula and adds durability.

    2. Sealant - Zaino Z2 Pro and Z5 Pro. Best product line in the business in my experience.


    Do you use an orbital on your car when detailing it, or do you just work on it by hand?
     


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