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Zaino Price List


Car Care Topics:


Car Wash

Dawn Wash

Starting the Zaino Routine

California Duster

Power Polish

Porter Cable Orbital

Detailing the Engine Bay

Detailing the Interior

Detailing the Tires

Cleaning a Soft Tonneau

Cleaning Chrome

Show Car Finish in One Day!

Customer Rides Include:

Mustang Cobras
Roush Mustang
Corvette Z06
Pontiac Trans Ams
Shelby Mustangs
Mustang GTs
Pontiac Solstice
Ford Lightning
Ford Harley Edition

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Zaino car care products work together to give your vehicle the smoothest paint and the deepest shine. You can use specific products in isolation or for specific tasks, but for ultimate show quality shine I encourage you to consider using the entire routine.

I have used a variety of products over the years and have not found anything that compares to the results that I can achieve with Zaino. You can apply Zaino with an orbital polisher ( such as the Porter Cable), but you can achieve the same results by hand.

I have now used Zaino exclusively on our trucks for the last 4 years. Both trucks have received numerous awards at a variety of car shows held in northern and central Alberta. I can't guarantee that Zaino will transform your ride into a show winner, but I can guarantee that you will be amazed with the results you will achieve and that you will be a Zaino convert.


Shaun Stewart Memorial Car Show Leduc - July 2008


Collection of awards received since 2005!

2006 Shows - 2007 Shows - 2008 Shows

I am in Edmonton, Alberta and have a complete stock of Zaino products.
Yes, I make local deliveries, but do not sell or ship orders outside of Alberta.

The Zaino Routine -- --------2008 Zaino Price List


Some Car Care Tips

Paint Prep

Preparing your paint prior to applying any wax or products is very important - check that - it's the most important step. If your paint has contaminents from acid rain, from road tar, from insetcs - adding wax on top of it just seals it all in.


To prep the paint requires removing these contaminents effectively without doing further damage to the paint. Using a ClayBar is a proven method to removing paint contaminents.

If you are looking for the ultimate paint surface preparation. Use Zaino Z-18 ClayBar!

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. 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 help remove any waxes that may have been applied.

I recommend you use Zaino car wash (Z-7) as a lubricant for the ClayBar. Just make sure to keep the surface area well lubricated while using the ClayBar. Use 1/2 capful of Z-7 Car Wash to 12 ounces of water. You can use a spray bottle for the mix. Shake it up and spray the area to be clayed.

Take a piece of the ClayBar and stretch it -flatten it so it is a thin square shape. Spray the bar with your lubricant solution and then work on a small area of the paint using a gentle back and forth motion. The ClayBar should glide smoothly with almost little resistance. Don't be alarmed if you hear the claybar scratching - it's picking up contaminants. You will also see some very light clay residue on the area you have worked. Continue the ClayBar Process until all painted areas have been clayed.

Once you have completed the ClayBar Process - you will need to wash off the ClayBar residue with zaino Car Wash Z-7 prior to performing any additional steps.

Do not use the clay bar without lubricant. If you feel the claybar drag at all - stop and add lubricant.

Do not set the claybar on the ground or work bench. If you do or if the claybar falls out of your hands and touches the ground - you need to throw it out. The risk of the claybar picking up some sand or grit to possibly damage your paint if too great and not worth the price of the claybar.

Do put the claybar inside a new ziplock bag or plastic container. The zip lock bag will help seal the claybar for future use.

Tip - You can use the clay bar on your windshield to make it smooth as silk. Just use the same procedure as for paint. You will be amazed with the results.

Dawn Wash

Before using Zaino products - or converting to Zaino products - I would recommend you remove the wax buildup on your paint. A quick way to do this is to use Liquid Dawn (hand dishwashing liquid) as a car wash. It has a high alkaline content which cuts right thru carnuba wax, paraffin, silicone oils, etc.

This will get your paint finish squeeky clean and wax free.

I don't advise making 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.

Make sure you remove any water spots, before you apply zaino products. Zaino has no abrasives or harsh solvents so it will not remove water spots or stains. Z-18 ClayBar is great for removing any paint surface contaminants.

Car Wash

How hard can washing your car be? It's not hard to do, but can be hard to do right.

The tools to help you do a good are...

A dedicated wash bucket - a bucket that will only be used for car wash soap. Not cleaning the floors or windows with mixtures from Mr. Clean to Windex etc.

A good quality car wash mitt - I prefer the lambswool mitt.

Two or three large microfibre towels.

Always rinse off as much crud, grime, bugs, mud etc that you can before touching the paint. The more you get get off with a spray of water the less chance you have of swirling the paint with dirt.

Make sure to prepare a very sudsy car wash solution and begin at the roof line and work my way down. If the vehicle is very dirty ensure that you shake the dirt off in the wash bucket before continuing washing the vehicle. If the water in your bucket gets dirty - dump it and prepare a new clean bucket of car wash solution.

I prefer to wash down a section of the vehicle and then rinse off that section with clean water. This way the soap doesn't dry on the paint prior to being rinsed. It minimizes soap film on the paint and saves some effort later on.

Once the entire vehicle has been washed and rinsed - go over it again with a nice spray of water.

The next step is to use some large microfibre towels to dry the vehicle. Two towels is required for the average vehicle - larger vehicles will require three. This step ensures almost no water spots or streaks on the paint. For many people - this step will produce results goow enough to stop there and enjoy a beautiful clean vehicle.

This would be a good time to detail the tires and rims and consider a nice coat of wax or paint polish.

You can even get some that have a tray on the bottom to help keep the grit at the bottom from contaminating the wash mitt. Some prefer the double pail method.

Tip - Every year buy a new wash mitt to use on your paint surfaces. Last's years mitt can be used for wheels and undercarriage areas. This way you can help assure that you don't do damage to your paint with some grit that may still be left in your wash mitt.

Starting the Zaino Routine

Each ZFX kit comes with a 2ml vial of accelerator mix and several 2 ounce mixing bottles.  A single ZFX™ kit provides enough mix to accommodate 16 ounces of Zaino Show Car Polish.

Pour one to two ounces of Show Car Polish into a 2 ounce mixing bottle.  For each ounce of polish ( Z-2, Z-3 or Z-5), add 4 to 5 drops of ZFX (no more than 10 drops for two full ounces), screw the cap back on, and shake vigorously for 60 to 90 seconds.

While you get your towels and applicators ready, allow the ZFX enabled Zaino Show Car Polish to sit for five minutes so the ZFX can begin activating the polish.  Give the applicator bottle a final shake for 10 seconds before using. 

Follow these easy steps:

1. Apply Zaino Show Car Polish enabled with ZFX with a microfibre applicator or microfibre towel.  Use the polish sparingly.  A small amount goes a long way, and you will be applying multiple coats.

2. Squirt a dime size dab of polish on your applicator and rub it into your paint using circular hand motions.  Then, go over the same area using a straight back and forth motion on top panels and an up and down motion on side panels.  Allow the polish to haze over (20 minutes is sufficient).

3. Buff off the Show Car Polish residue with a high quality, microfibre detailing towel.

4. After buffing, spray the car with a light mist of Z-6 Ultra Clean detailing spray.  Z-6 will help buff away any remaining residue and enhances the brightness of the finish.  Using Z-6, the next coat of Zaino Show Car Polish will apply even easier.

Zaino Z-5 is the Hot ticket for a swirl free, flawless paint finish. Usually one to three coats will accomplish that. Let Z-5 or Z-2 polish dry at least one hour.

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.

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 micofibre towel to remove Z-2 or Z-5. Smaller towels will not work efficiently.

Tip - Once the routine is started your regular maintenance will be simplyfied to washing and alternating between Z-2 and Z-5 with the use of Z-6 Detail Spray in between coats.


California Car Duster

It's a great product - make sure you get the original. It saves so many carwashes each year. The duster is great for removing dust it is also great for removing the residuals from after a rain.

Please note that he Calfornia Duster is not to be used when the vehicle is wet .

The more you use it and the dirtier it looks the better it works. I have used the same duster for four years and it's still working well. I have a smaller one that I use to dust the interior.

When using the duster I recommend short strokes in straight lines. I shake the duster ( away from the vehicle) after a few strokes. You can use it on glass as well.

Do not use the duster to rub out dirt on the paint. It is not an eraser. If there's still dirt left after a gentle wipe with the duster, than you may need to wash the vehicle. In some instances a spray with a detail spray may be enough.

The duster has a coating of wax on the strands that help capture the dust from the vehicle. This wax will leave tiny streaks on the paint which will be fine if you are in a rush. If you're preparing for a show - then you will need to quickly go over the paint with the Z-6 Detail Spray and voila! - Instant show quality clean vehicle without a car wash.

Products: California Car Duster, Zaino Z-6

Power Polish

Unless you have a high level of trust with a detailer - and knoiw that it will be them specifically that will be working on your vehicle's paint - I would pass on having someone power polish your ride.

If you go to places that you drop the keys off - you are more than likely going to have soemone earning 10 dollars an hour work on your vehicle's paint. I just wouldn't risk it.

Porter Cable Orbital Polisher

The Porter Cable Polisher 7424 is probably the best non-professional polisher out there.

You can produce professional results at home without the risks associated with high speed polishers. The Random-Orbit action of this polisher produces safe but effective results enthusiasts crave! This polisher will create a swirl free mirror shine in a fraction of time hand application would take. Its action will not create heat required to accidentally burn through paint guaranteeing only positive results. It will not create buffer haze, holograms or any other undesirable effects rotary polishers will. Remove swirls, scratches, stains and other defects permanently.

Combining the Porter Cable with Z-PC will provide you with amazing results safely without risk to your paint.

Products: Porter Cable 7424, Zaino Z-PC

Detailing the Engine Bay

Many people ignore this because it involves grease and wires and it's so messy they don't know where to start.

Make sure your engine is COLD.

You need to take some steps prior to washing. Cover up electrical areas, filters etc before washing.

I've always covered the battery, air filter, the fuse box, the air filter (if it's an open element), and the alternator. The Glad brand elasticized quick covers that are a plastic celophane wrap with elastic in the edge, for covering leftovers, work best for covering up the fuse box, alternator and such then plastic grocery bag over the battery & intake filter.

On a COLD engine, lightly spray everything down NO Pressure wash, then spray the Simple Green on everything EXCEPT the paint. Let it sit for 5-10 mins, then rince it all off - again with low pressure on the garden hose. Can repeat if necessary on some stubborn areas.

Prepare CarWash by pouring some Z7 in a bucket and spraying with water to make it nice and sudsy. Use an old wash mitt - or a mitt that will not be used to wash painted surfaces - to start washing the engine bay. Try and get the wash mitt in the hard to reach areas as best you can. make sure you scrub the hoses as well. Rinse off the soap. Check to see if any areas have been missed.

Get a leaf blower or air compressor, and blow off majority of the water. Take the truck for a long drive to evaporate off any other water puddles.

This next step takes your engine bay to the next level and is a great way to prepare for a show and shine.

Take a smaller microfibre hand towel and lightly dampen it with water. It should feel moist or damp not dripping wet. Now take some Vinylex and spray the towel all over. Lightly wipe the towel throughout the engine bay focusing on the rubber, vinyl and plastic pieces.

If you like the wet look - leave the engine bay to air dry. If you like less shine then use a second microfibre hand towel to lightly buff out the wet areas.

When its dry everything will have a nice deep sheen to it looking better than brand new thanks to the Vinylex, and because it's not greasy it'll stay cleaner for longer.

Don't forget to use Z6 detail spray for all the painted areas including the underside of the hood and seems along the quarter panels.

Any billet or chrome should be touched up with a billet or chrome cleaner such as Mother's Billet Polish.

Your engine bay has never looked so good.

Products: Simple Green (or Castrol Super Clean), Vinylex, Zaino Z-6, Mothers Billet Polish

Detailing your tires

There's plenty of producsts on the market to dress your tires.

Many are loaded with silicone oil. They are very greasy, oily and messy. They attract dirt and dust like a magnet, offer no UV protection, can cause tire deterioration, give an unrealistic gloss and wash off as soon as the tire gets wet. The tire dressing, always slings and gets onto the wheels and surrounding paint surface and causes discoloration and staining. Zaino Z-16 Perfect Tire Gloss is a non-oily, non-greasy, rubber protectant and finishing treatment.

Its unique formula with Ultra-Gard™ UV(40) and antistatic properties prevent drying, cracking, browning and repels dust and dirt. Z-16 leaves an incredibly durable, water repellent, perfect looking satin finish, that's only slightly glossy and dry to the touch. Use on all exterior rubber, tires, moldings, plastic trim, weatherstripping, underhood hoses and more. Just wet a sponge with Z-16 and apply to the surface to be treated and let dry. It will last thru rain and multiple washings. Z-16 is very durable and will last an average of 3 to 4 weeks on an outdoor car. Z-16 is not recommended for interior seats or vinyl tops.

The rims can be detailed as well with appropriate products. Once the wheels are clean, I use zaino Z-2 to put a protective coating of wax on the wheels. I follow this up with a light spray of Zaino Clear Seal Z-CS to protect the rims from brake dust and road grime. It allows the wheels to stay brighter and cleaner longer. A quick cleaning with Z-6 Detailer can quickly bring the rims back to life.

Products: Zaino Z-16, Zaino Z-2, Zaino Z-CS, Zaino Z-6

Tip - Do you see the inside wheelwells and how they look dirty even after you've washed in there? Go one step further after you detail your tires. Get an old shop rag ( lint free). Saturate that rag with Mother's Protectant and now wipe the inside of the wheel wells. It will go shiny black and stay that way. It can be messy so wear some plastic/vinyl gloves. Detailed wheel wells help show off your tires and rims.

Soft Tonneau Covers

Use a water based cleaner/protectant like Vinylex. Spray it on and lightly wipe across the surface.

Mother's Protectant will also work. Spray it on wipe across the entire surface and then with a clean towel buff dry to reduce the high gloss and sheen.

Products: Luxol Vinylex or Mother's Protectant

Detailing the Interior

I use a number of products for interior detailing. Luxol Vinylex is great for vinyl and plastic surfaces. It can also bring life to old plastic/vinyl floor mats.

Lightly spray Vinylex onto a microfibre towel and then wipe over the area to be cleaned/detailed. You can leave it wet to maintain a high gloss sheen - or as I prefer I go back over the area with a second microfibre towel to buff it and maintain a low gloss look.

I'm not a big fan of all surface areas looking slick or wet. A little is nice, but not every surface.

In doing interior glass - I avoid spray cleaner on the glass - because a little bit of overspray will fly onto other areas - which will require touchup. Instead just spray the product onto the microfibre towel and then clean the glass. One trick is to use up and down motion to clean the inside glass and back and forth motion to clean the outside glass. This way any imperfections will quickly be spotted.

Products: Stoner Invisible Glass, Windex, Vinylex, Mothers Protectant

Cleaning Chrome

Harley Davidson Bright Chrome Cleaner is what I use. Who would know more about cleaning chrome than Harley Davidson? Pick it up from your local HD dealer.

Products: Harley Davidson Bright Chrome Cleaner

Current Price Guide

New prices for 2009!
Unfortunately, due to the lower Canadian dollar, prices are higher than in 2008.

 Individual Item Pricing  
 ZFX - Zaino flash cure accelerator  $31.00
 Z2-Pro - Zaino polish for clearcoat  $24.00
 Z3 - Zaino polish (for non clearcoat)  $24.00
 Z5 - Zaino polish for swirl marks  $30.00
 Z6 - Zaino detailer  $20.00
 Z7 - Zaino car wash soap and wax  $17.00
 Z8 - Zaino Grande Finale show shine detailer  $35.00
 Z9 - Leather cleaner  $18.00
 Z10 - Leather conditioner  $21.00
 Z12 - Glass polish and cleaner  $23.00
 Z14 - Plastic polish and cleaner  $23.00
 Z16 - Tire dressing  $24.00
 Z18 - Zaino claybar  $25.00
 ZPC - Zaino dual action swirl remover  $24.00
 Z-AIO - Zaino All In One - time saving polish system  $40.00
 Z-CS - Zaino Clear Seal  $42.00
 314 - Custom Polish Applicator pads  $7.50
 314 - Monster Thick Microfibre Towels  $10.00
(includes ZFX, Z2, Z6, Z7
plus one applicator pad and one microfibre buffing towel)
(includes ZFX, Z2, Z6, Z7,
+ Z18 & Z5
plus one applicator pad and one microfibre buffing towel)
ADVANCED KIT - (full kit + leather care)
(includes ZFX, Z2, Z5, Z6, Z7, Z18
+ Z9 & Z10
plus one applicator pad and one microfibre buffing towel)
ULTIMATE KIT - (full kit + leather care + tire care)
(includes ZFX, Z2, Z5, Z6, Z7, Z9, Z10, Z18
plus one applicator pad and one microfibre buffing towel)
THE NEXT STEP - leather care, plastic polish,
glass polish and tire dressing
(includes Z9, Z10, Z12, Z14 and Z16)

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