My Zaino Tips
1. Because Zaino Show Car Polish is
optically perfect (99.9%) The optimum results are achieved by
using over wax free paint.
2. If you are looking for the ultimate paint surface preparation.
Use Zaino Z-18 ClayBar first or skip to Step 3.
Zaino Z-18 ClayBar was designed to remove airborne contaminants,
paint overspray, water spots, rail dust, industrial fallout,
diesel fuel & catalytic converter residue and any other bonded
surface contaminants from paint. All cars even brand new factory
paint has airborne contaminants... Here's the deal. The non-abrasive
Z-18 ClayBar will remove any surface contaminants from
the paint finish and not hurt the clear-coat. The ClayBar will
get that paint finish smooth as glass. Now remember waterspots,
bird droppings and bug guts, if left on the paint finish for
any length of time, will etch into the paint finish. The ClayBar
will also remove any store bought waxes....
I recommend you use the Z-7 car wash as a lubricant for
the ClayBar. Just make sure to keep the surface area lubricated
while using the ClayBar. Use 1 capful of Z-7 car wash
to 12 ounces of water. For best results use a spray bottle for
the mix. Shake it up and spray the area to be Clayed. Just make
sure to keep the surface area lubricated while using the ClayBar.
3. Make sure to remove the wax buildup on your paint.
This way you can properly dtermine the true nature of your paint's
finish. Just use Liquid Dawn (hand dishwashing liquid)
as a car wash. It has a high alkaline content which cuts right
thru carnauba wax, paraffin, silicone oils, etc. This will get
your paint finish squeeky clean and wax free.
Do not make a habit of washing your car with Dawn. But
for this scenario it's fine. High alkaline products like Dawn
are tough on polishes. It will never harm the paint finish though.
A car wash is made specifically to clean without removing durable
polishes. ALSO, Make sure you remove any water spots, before
you apply my products. Because Zaino has no abrasives or harsh
solvents it will not remove water spots or stains. Z-18 ClayBar
is great for removing any paint surface contaminants. Re-wash
the entire vehicle with Z-7 Car Wash immediately after
the ClayBar Process.
4. The basic products you will need ZFX accelerator
additive mixed with Z-2, Z-2, Z-5, Z-6 and Z-7.
5. Start with either ZFX accelerator / Z2 mix.
Remember do not wipe off the ZFX Polish Lok. Now apply
Z-2 directly over the ZFX/Z2 mix. Let dry and wait
at least 60 minutes. Then buff out. You can now use he Z-6
gloss enhancer for a mirror finish.
Have some swirls? Z-5
is your ticket for a swirl free, flawless paint finish. Usually
one to three coats will accomplish that.
6. Let Z-5 or Z-2 polish dry at least one
Please note: Zaino Show Car Polish works best
at 60 degrees or higher. However, it can be applied down to temperatures
of 45 degrees. It just will take much, much longer to dry. As
much as two to three hours drying time is required if the temperature
is 50 degrees or below. Also, If the humidity is high. Longer
drying time is necessary. Humidity is a killer on the drying
time of Z-2 or Z-5. The moisture in the air hinders drying time
up to four times longer than normal. Sorry, but I can't help
this. When you try to remove Z-2 or Z-5 when it
is still wet all you're accomplishing is moving it around. Kinda
like reapplying it. Also you need to use a microfibre buffing
towel (2) (please refer to my Tips & Tricks sheet on my web
site for the proper towels to use) to remove Z-2 or Z-5. Smaller
towels will not work efficiently.