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...well in KY to be exact...

Question; should I not have the dealer wax it if I plan to buy the Zaino stuff? It seems like you have to pull it off w/ the claybar if there's already some wax on it. I think waxing is part of the 'protection pkg' that comes from the dealership. Since this is a 'no charge' extra; I'm not sure how good it is anyway.

I'm pretty fired up! Now I need to find a friend willing to drive to KY with me.
 

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I don't really think it matters. Mine had been clayed and treated at Ziebart 9 months ago. It was in excellent shape and I didn't want to waste it so I just left it on and put the Z right on top of it. If they clay yours as part of the treatment, fine. If not, just start from scratch when you get it.

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Congratulations! When are you going to pick it up? I'll be on the lookout for a SS Ody with an LSU tag this season!
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LOL

Yep, its gonna have one of those on the front!

Just listen for the "DAH DAH DAH...DAH!"



Now if I can just sell this Pathfinder....although after waxing & cleaning it I'm tempted to keep it and get rid of the 87 Accord...
 

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Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is claying, what does it do, and how do you do it? TIA
 

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Chuck, in your post regaring Zaino Bros waxing in the 'detailing' subforum you mentioned that you first clayed the whole vehicle. But above it sounds like you're saying that you did not need to clay it since it had been clayed and had a good coat of Ziebart wax already. Did I misread what you said? (Entirely possible!)

Nyvram...dying because his car is sitting out in the hot sun in KY waiting on him and he's stuck at work in Nashville, TN!!!!


Update: Nevermind. I misread your other post...you were talking about claying your wife's car; not the Ody. You zaino'd both vehicles...

[This message has been edited by nyvram (edited 06-19-2001).]
 

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Update: Nevermind. I misread your other post...you were talking about claying your wife's car; not the Ody. You zaino'd both vehicles...

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Right. The Ody had already been done.

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Speaking of claying, would it make sense/be advisable to clay an older vehicle that has a number of surface problems (after washing, of course)?
 

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Yes. I've only done it on one older car, a 90 something Saturn, but it was still easy and very productive. It doesn't solve all of the finish problems of an older finish, but it does make a big improvement in the smoothness of the paint.

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My '93 SE-R gets clayed before every waxing. I don't wax a car unless I clay it first.

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Just verified w/ AB Honda that they are indeed putting a heavy coat of wax on the vehicle before I drive it off the lot.

I guess I'll use that to start & build the Zaino layers from there. Now I just got to put that order in so I can put it on before the van has been here too long!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by nyvram:
Just verified w/ AB Honda that they are indeed putting a heavy coat of wax on the vehicle before I drive it off the lot.

I guess I'll use that to start & build the Zaino layers from there. Now I just got to put that order in so I can put it on before the van has been here too long!
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You should go to the Zaino site. http://www.zainobros.com/index.shtml He has detailed instructions on what to do. I think he recommends you remove any prior wax with Dawn liquid dish soap before starting the 2 step Zaino application. Otherwise the Zaino might not stick.
 

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I highly recommend that you stop the dealer from putting on any wax. First, it is not needed, especially if you are going to use Zaino products and they will probably introduce swirl marks in the clear coat that will just make the use of Zaino more difficult, or not as effective at first.

See detailed info on the Zaino site as previously posted.

The "heavy coat of wax" will have to be removed prior to application of Zaino anyway.

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LIke I mentioned before...I work with paint for a living....and if you guys just buy some nice wax like a Meguires product and wax it every few months it'll look new forever! my 91 civic looks like brand new, no tricks or 'secret formula's' needed



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