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Old 10-05-2003, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Zymol'd the Legacy

Finally got around to waxing the legacy after almost a year, and lots of BS.

Anyway....here's some pics

http://www.main.experiencetherave.co...s/legacyzymol/
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Old 10-05-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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Daaayyuummm!! I suddenly feel like a lazy bum for neglecting my car. Thanks a lot! Beautiful, beautiful car.
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Old 10-05-2003, 07:49 PM   #3
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OMG, your car is dead sexy!!!

instructions on everything you did please.
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Old 10-05-2003, 08:07 PM   #4
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nobody takes care of their car better than you do.

... holy... cow...

wow, that's shiny!
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Old 10-05-2003, 10:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the compliments!

My car's been neglected bad over the past year....so it took a little bit to get it back to this condition.

I had some work done, and the body shop did a nice job at putting overspray on everything. They cleaned up some of it, but it was no way perfect.....it's still not perfect. There's still some small areas where it's not smooth if I run my hand across. I ran out of the polish I was using.

Anyway, I use a combination of polishes/waxes. I tried the clay bar they used, and to be honest, I was not impressed, in some cases I got scratches from it. So that step was pretty much a useless one. I never really cared for claybars, and after trying one, still don't.

If you have light surface oxidation, swirls, scratches, etc I recommend a product from the waxshop called safecut http://www.waxshop.com/safecut.asp

I've been using it for about 6 years, my uncle turned me onto it...he's been using it longer, and he's about as anal about cars as I am.

So regardless of what wax you use, this is a good surface prep. It makes the surface extremely smooth and ready for wax.

For wax, I use zymol's Japon wax http://www.emmonscoachworks.com/ecom...m?p=5398&cat=4

Emmon's Coachworks is a good place to get it from.

I also use a product from zymol called HD cleanse http://www.emmonscoachworks.com/ecom...m?p=5411&cat=5

It's a surface prep as well, you only need to do that once or twice a year.

If you keep up with waxing and stuff, you'll probably only need to use the hd cleanse once to twice a year and safecut once or twice a year to help with swirls, water spots, etc.

Zymol is unique in that after you get done, you let the car sit in the sun for 10-15 min and then buff it out again. It helps set the oils in the wax.

So for those that were counting.......I did 4 different steps.....even though only 3 actually helped....which took several hours.

It is definitely not for someone that wants a quick and easy job, but I have yet to find something that puts a better shine on my car.

Even if you don't use the zymol, the safecut product is a must!

hope that helps.

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Old 10-05-2003, 11:02 PM   #6
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great

i have never waxed my car or any car that i have owned. i do keep them clean, and wash whatever car i have about once a week or once every two weeks if weather is bad.

i have never tried it because i got confussed and didnt want to mix products and have it all mess up.


well i think there might be enough summer left for me to order that stuff and make my car that nice.

thanks

dustin

oh, i will pm you when i got confussed.
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Old 10-05-2003, 11:46 PM   #7
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Everytime I start to work on my car, I get depressed about it and end up not finishing. The hood looks like complete crap. The paint is HORRIBLY cracked, rocks chips everywhere. Same for the front bumper. I need to get the roof holes fixed, and I have multiple spots around the car from who knows what. And the paint has been rubbed off from the factory sunroof deflector(the plastic thing on the roof).

sigh.. I need a new paint job. I need a tree to fall and lightly damage my car on government property.. then I can get it fixed up nicely.
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Old 10-06-2003, 12:55 AM   #8
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looks nice n shinny josh
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Old 10-06-2003, 08:06 AM   #9
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3 steps is what I am about to embark on too. Wash, (maybe claybar), Griots polish #3, griots carnauba wax. As soon as I get the time, maybe this weekend. Get it ready for the winter.
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:31 AM   #10
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Legacy777- your car is looking gorgeous!

I always like seeing a well-cared for 1st gen, as most of the ones around here have been obliterated by too many salty New England winters.

My car is starting to look pretty crappy up close... I even have a big developing rust spot on my driver's door

-Brian
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Old 10-06-2003, 10:19 AM   #11
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It looks awesome Josh. I wish my second gen was in any where near as good a shape.

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Old 10-06-2003, 01:43 PM   #12
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Again Josh, nice job! You really are the envy of BC-BF owners!
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Old 10-06-2003, 08:26 PM   #13
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That is one nice car, does my heart good to see an older car well taken care of.

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Old 10-07-2003, 08:28 AM   #14
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wow... so clean!

btw, what camera you got? so wide angle!
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Old 10-07-2003, 09:13 AM   #15
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Camera is nothing special. I got it my senior year of college. It's a Kodak DC3400. I paid around $300 for it at the time. It's not the smallest camera......but it does take good pictures. I've been pretty happy with it.
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Old 10-07-2003, 08:36 PM   #16
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damn... that IS shiny!
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Old 10-08-2003, 06:40 PM   #17
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One thing I will comment about the zymol.....it actually looks better after the first wash. Due to the oils in the wax, it can leave a little bit of haze that will come out over the first day or so, and unless you keep the car garaged and buff it out again, it's easiest just to wash it, and it'll be super clear finish. I think the dirt/dust clinging to the wax doesn't help any either.

I've noticed it more as the week has gone on.
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Old 10-09-2003, 01:20 AM   #18
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I agree, Josh. I waxed my car with Zymol and actually got quite pissed from the haze left on it. Then I washed it a week later and WOW!! She was damn shiny!
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Old 10-09-2003, 08:56 AM   #19
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The magic of zymol
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Old 10-09-2003, 06:13 PM   #20
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It rained today and I was playing with the air compressor and blowing the water beads off the car.......was rather amuzing
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Old 10-11-2003, 01:46 PM   #21
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Josh,

Absolutely beautiful. Nice car, nice finish... sorry about the overspray... that's frustrating... but the overall look is fabulous and the detail is amazing.

BTW - has anyone tried Zaino Bros products on their Legacy/Subaru's? I had heard the "oils/haze" issue with Zymol before and can't get all five in the garage at one time so the daily dust/overnight pollution droppings are a concern. I'm planning to use the Zaino products instead. Great reviews, especially from all of the show car/daily driver guys who have used the product.

Here's a link to their store

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Old 10-11-2003, 06:36 PM   #22
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Thanks for the compliments.

I've heard people that use zaino say it's a great product. I have never used it myself......however I have a friend that does, he likes it, and not to knock his car or zaino, but my procedure and waxes far outshine the zaino on his TL

Zaino may outlast zymol, that's why he uses it, that and he said waxes evap to quick in the houston heat, but that's not really a concern of mine.....I'll just wax the car more frequently.
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