I am trying to decide what I want to wax #851 with. It is time for a heavy shine.(damm I am rhyming again) I think since I always liked the Eagle One products and like their quick wet shine I will use their wax. Any better ideas?
I had tried like the seven layers of McGuires on an older white car and I could not get any shine out of it all. The sun had removed the clear coat and it looked like chalk. When I was buying my Zaino I asked the guy if it would do anything for the Toyota and he said SURE. OK right mr salesman. Not expecting anything much I applied the lock and Z2 to it, of course after doing the Bullitt. MAN I could not believe it. ONE coat and it looked like new. That sold me more than the shine on the Bullitt. Not tooo hard to make a new car look good.
I use Meguires Cleaner Wax, Quick Detailer and a car duster. I have read great things about the Zainos polish and checked out the web site and was overwhelming! Is the #2 all you use? Also, did you clay the car first? Was thinking of switching. Thanks.
I think I said this on another thread, but a friend of mine owns an 86' LX 5.0. (Just had a new engine dropped in her with GT40 heads, 305+ ponies) Anyway, all he's used for the last 15 years is a POLISH called Liquid Glass. His car looks like new today. Put 2 applications on my Bullitt for winter and she looks so good I can't stand it! Check it out please. Really easy to use too. Liquidglass.com
Just spent about 5 hours on #4930 today. Cleaned up the leather with Meguire's Leather treatment and totally went nuts on the exterior. Used Meguires #1 (cleaner), #2 Polish, and then Advanced Turtle Wax for protection. Putting on and taking off three different times is a lot of work for one day, but well worth it. Once a month, I'll polish and wax about every six. (I'll not use the cleaner again for a year or so) A lot of Bullitt owners seem to be concerned about what they use, but even more important is technique...Remember, leave the watches and jewelry in the house, and NEVER, EVER drop your wash-mit, polish applicator, drying towels, etc. on the ground. If you do, replace 'em until you get them cleaned. (The grit loves to nest in the towels, etc. and scratch the paint) I believe that most products out there will work great, just remember to take your time and be careful.
I use Collinites fleet wax # 885 . It is for boats and airplanes and stays on for a real long time . It also shines like crazy , and gives the car that fresh detailed slipery feeling . They also have a higher shine just for cars , but I have been so happy with this stuff i dont really want to try the car formula . I buy it at Pauls Distributors in Freeport NY phone # 516-379-7070 , or use the web site for someplace near to you www.collinite.com Also wax is suposed to stay on the car , it protects the finish . I dont agree with the guy that says it builds up . I would rather have wax on my car than acid rain.
It's not that polymer based (ie. Zaino) products don't stay on the car. In fact, most tests I've seen seem to agree that they stay on the car LONGER than carnuba based products. When people say they don't build up, what they mean is that UNLIKE most carnuba based products, multiple coats do not lose their optical transparency. If you wax your car with a carnuba product faster than it wears off, you can generally expect that after X coats you will get hazing or yellowing from the buildup. Most of the polymer products claim total optical transparency such that multiple coats increase protection and shine, but do not visibly affect the hue of your paint. I'm sure this varies alot with brand used, color and type of paint, and etc.
Who is to say how much of the polymer superiority may be hype for any given product? I'm sure in some cases alot of it is hype. However, you are most definitely NOT giving up protection by using a quality polymer based product instead of wax.
Edit: Here's the first test that tipped me off to Zaino, and I've yet to find anything which contradicts what is presented here. I've heard on the autopia detailing forums (and there ARE guys there who prefer other products, I'm not saying everything else is crap) that Zaino doesn't look as fabulous on lighter colored cars as it does on darker cars. http://www.nsxsc.com/nsexcitement/waxtest.html
Dark Highland Green #1934
Bone Stock except for a deep Zaino Shine!
1995 4.6L Thunderbird LX in Electric Red -- R.I.P.
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Alot of Bullittheads are insano for
Zaino! Looks like it works well!
I have a collection of waxes and polishes
that I experiment with. I have not tried
Zaino yet. The ones that I have tried
that work well are:
BULLITT chase scene recreated on rear dash
with Revell 1/25 scale 68 GT 390 Fastback and
68 Charger R/T metal body models. Unfortunately
the hub caps don't come off the Charger.
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