thanks. Are these products available at local stores? Or are they online somewhere?womsterr said:Black is an awful color that way. You need to clean and polish before wax if your seeing blotchyness. My best suggestion is use some 3M hand glaze and hand rub with a microfiber towel. I then use Zaino. Have had the best results that way....
I believe that someone on this site sells zaino products. Their website is www.hcvind.com and I believe his name is hcvone.mikeee said:thanks. Are these products available at local stores? Or are they online somewhere?
Zaino has one internet site. Marketing is by word of mouth from satisfied customers. Sucessful products must mean sucessful marketing to you.turbomangt said:The most sucessful marketing company is Zaino. yes they make good products, but according to the poeple that I have talked to they are expensive and difficult to use.
If you really want a virtually fool proof polishing machine, invest in a Porter Cable dual action polisher. They are available at Lowes for about $100.00. Once you get that, you will then need to get a velcro backing plate and some polsihing pads. You can find tons of information by doing a search for a website called Autopia. It will fill you with more knowledge on how to maintain a perfect finish on your car and how to use various products including the Porter Cable. There is a complete section devoted on how to use it. The only way to truly get the most out of your black car is to do the majority of polishing by machine and a rotary polisher is just to difficult to use without much experience. It can be done by hand, but much easier and more successfull by machine. The Porter Cable will soon become your best friend and you'll have the best looking car in the neighboorhood.womsterr said:Whats your website? I have a variable speed Snap on buffer that I use with 3m foam pads and have the lambs wool pad too. I would like to learn how to use it better. I have a 40 foot boat I want to tackle over the winter. Thats a lot of space!
turbomangt said:man o man, this post only reflects why my detailing clinics are so popular. first> black is a tough color to keep up. PREP work is more important than what wax/finish product you use as the final step. I can make a black car look prestine with a coat of $1.99 can of turtle wax. With respect to the other brands mentioned here, and based from experience out of using most of them posted, they are still retail products. I could tell you many tips about each of them that time does not allow here. For example, the 3m hand glaze has fillers in it, which will only hide the imperfections in the paint, so when it rains or you wash your car, theywill return. Meguiars makes a red bottle and brown bottle, the red is watered down and mostly ineffective, which is why it is sold at discount stores. The brown bottle is better, however it requires more skill on how to use it. I teach detailing at colleges and I will say that 95% of the people that attend my classes are finicky people with regard to their car but are clueless on products and applications. The most sucessful marketing company is Zaino. yes they make good products, but according to the poeple that I have talked to they are expensive and difficult to use. When you see the product line z/1 z/2 z/3 z/4 z/5 z/6 z7 and on and on, it doesn't suprise me that people looking for simple solutions are coming to me for advice. The advantage I have with my product line is that I market only the best product in each catagory I have found. Plus I take the time to walk people through the steps on hows to get their car looking the best it can. gary