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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Zaino.......it's the best. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; So my friends say, how do you get your car so shiny and keep it nice looking? I say Zaino, ...
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    Zaino.......it's the best.

    So my friends say, how do you get your car so shiny and keep it nice looking? I say Zaino, and elbow grease. Well to my dismay they bring their cars over to me and I have to polish them up lol. It's a good great arm workout, but damn people can I get back to my own car? Lol

    After reading Randy's thread....I want to reiterate how Zaino products really have turned quite a few heads over the years. I don't get commish on their products (I should probably) but they really have superior stuff when it comes to detailing and making the car "pop" for lack of a better term. Pics are wash, claybar, re-wash, dry, polish, and hit up with either gloss enhancer, or filane spray.

    Z-7 car wash
    Z-2 polish
    Z-18 clay bar
    Z-6 gloss enhancer
    Z-8 finale spray


    Here's a few $hitty cell pics of cars I've done over the last month:

    The V side pic.....


    Under the Bridge Downtown......

    (sunroof delete MF!!)

    Reflections in the door (from yesterday)....


    My buddy's 2013 SHO. This car is FAST. I put hi flo cats/downpipes, full Corsa exhaust, AirRaid CAI, and Livernois tune.....


    My buddy's 96 Mustang. Also really fast! 308 bored, H/C all that.


    My gf's mom's Regal...not fast lol. (it looked like she sandblasted it before I got to it....I should've taken some before/after pics...it was literally night and day).....



    Their tire shine is the absolute $hit as well. It's in between glossy and matte. And it won't fling off all over your car. The Leather in a Bottle is magic as well. That brings the new car smell back, and makes the leather amazing looking.

    The only thing of theirs I've found to be meh is the Z-14 plastic renew stuff. That $hit sucks, don't waste your time.

    Other than that, go get some. It's worth it.

    I'll try to take some better pics, but even with cell pics you can see this difference a little hard work and some Zaino do for ya.

    POST UP SOME OF YOUR PICS!
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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    GREAT PICS! Concur w/Zaino....amazing stuff....

    Also...+1 for the tire gloss....btw it's AutoBahn & Nurburgring approved!
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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    I want to do this but it is so dam hot here. Even in the shade lol.

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    ...connection is slow here....mtf.....
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    Beautiful. I made the mistake of going with some Turtle black car kit that I got at the local auto parts store. Crap load of elbow grease, sub par results.

    I will be getting some Zaino immediately. My car will love me for it, I'm sure.

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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    i don't know if one product over another can be considered "the best" but lookin good. "technique trumps product"

    hope you didn't actually hand polish and at least used a DA
    Z-7 car wash
    Z-2 polish
    Z-18 clay bar
    Z-6 gloss enhancer
    Z-8 finale spray
    is that the order of your process? it'd be better if you're claying first then polish/correct

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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by mackey View Post
    i don't know if one product over another can be considered "the best" but lookin good. "technique trumps product"

    hope you didn't actually hand polish and at least used a DAis that the order of your process? it'd be better if you're claying first then polish/correct
    I actually hand polish, because I'm a man and Zaino is the best.

    Post up your swirl mark pics Mr. DA.

    Actual order is:
    Z-7 car wash
    Z-18 clay bar
    Z-2 polish
    Z-6 gloss enhancer (or) Z-8 finale spray

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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    Zaino FTW. I used it for years on my BBB '96 SS, and now the V. I still have the Z-5, too. But I've gotten a DA and some M105 and M205 to get those swirl marks.

    I never tried the accelerator stuff they had a few years ago, just waited between coats.

    -PJ

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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    In fact, Zaino is so good, I didn't do my car for over a year (didn't need to since it sits in garage too much during the winter), and the dang accelerator stuff congealed on me. You're suppose to put drops of it in the Z-2 then shake it up before applying. Apparently, the stuff has about an 18-month shelf life. Gotta remember that next time.

    Looks darn good, Shane. So does mberisha's V ... wow!
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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    I actually hand polish, because I'm a man and Zaino is the best.

    Post up your swirl mark pics Mr. DA.
    different strokes. i'm of the belief you should work smarter, not harder. plenty of good products out there. if you have good technique, you can use just about anything and it'll work.



    i like collinite for LSP or for a dd optiguard/coat

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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    Car looks amazing! Damn those wheels. Tell me you can pull on that SHO

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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    Hmm, I like the Zaino clay bar. Perhaps use that in combination with my Mequiar's car wash and Mother's car wax since I have an almost endless supply.

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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    Zaino is great if you know how to properly use it. That's what I was taught how to detail cars with and I love it. Honestly though, the results you get from Zaino aren't a whole lot more noticeable than they would be with Maguiar's or Mother's if someone knows what they're doing.
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    Re: Zaino.......it's the best.

    All great pics, I used Zaino a lot years ago, got hooked on some product I like better now and pretty much stay with that but with detailing its all about personal preferences, as long as you dont use Armor All on anything then Im fine with it...haha that stuff is no good, too bad it took me years to figure it out

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