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    That's on their luxury line...

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    Re: Turtle Wax Black Box

    Dawn dish washing liquid, Z-7, Z-5 (2 coats with Z-6 after each), Z-2 (1 coat with Z-6 after), let cure for 24 hours, Z-2 (3 coats with Z-6 after each).

    Clay bar after Dawn if you want. This lasts about 9 months for me and looks shiney even when dirty. I use it on all the plastic and glass also. The results are ridiculous.

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    Re: Turtle Wax Black Box

    So is the name...

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    Re: Turtle Wax Black Box

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    You wouldn't think their car wash would make a difference, but it totally does.

    Z-7 car wash, Z-18 Clay Bar, Z-2 Polish, and Z-6 clear spray (pop!) are the bare essentials. I think they have a kit with that stuff in it. I didn't buy enough on my first time I tried it and wish I had because the stuff is the shit.
    Alright before I buy this stuff what did you spray on the car when using the clay bar?

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    Re: Turtle Wax Black Box

    Quote Originally Posted by thefulmonty_07 View Post
    Alright before I buy this stuff what did you spray on the car when using the clay bar?
    I use their car wash soap and use the soapy water. You have to make sure that the surface is slick. If you just use water, the clay bar will get sticky and make a mess.
    http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...C&Store_Code=Z

    Clay bar makes ALL the difference

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    Clay bar, indeed, FTW!

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    Re: Turtle Wax Black Box

    Alright thanks for the info...i'll order some of their products today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PISNUOFF View Post
    Dawn dish washing liquid, Z-7, Z-5 (2 coats with Z-6 after each), Z-2 (1 coat with Z-6 after), let cure for 24 hours, Z-2 (3 coats with Z-6 after each).

    Clay bar after Dawn if you want. This lasts about 9 months for me and looks shiney even when dirty. I use it on all the plastic and glass also. The results are ridiculous.
    Is this after you've corrected bad paint or is there I cleaning element to one of those Zs?

    Do they offer a fubar kit? That's what I need.
    Houdini and Houdini like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadzillaTN

    Do they offer a fubar kit? That's what I need.
    That had me rollin' right thurr...

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    Re: Turtle Wax Black Box

    I did the black box as well this past year (and a few steps prior). Washed the car with Dawn, clayed and went over the finish with swirl remover before applying the kit. I totally agree that it was a pain in the A$$ and took forever, though the results, imo were pretty spectacular, super glassy and wet looking - for a car that has never been garaged since 2003 (though treated like my first born child with roughly yearly waxings) it came out pretty great. I think the black tinted detailer spray is a nice touch in between since it fills in those swirls from daily grime ...... though, i've been extremelyyy curious about the zanio products and whether its worth the super high price that it fetches.

    is z-6 any different than the off the shelf detailers (hopefully from personal experience, not marketing hype) and what would everyone suggest as a basic car care kit to keep the truck looking as glossy and wet as possible (for as long as possible)...like everyone im looking for minimal work for max returns...

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    Re: Turtle Wax Black Box

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    Clay bar makes ALL the difference
    Maybe you guys with old cars have bad paint. Lmao

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    Clay bar would be essential for a new car just off the truck. A car that moves at all should be clay barred with every detail...

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