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Old 06-24-2002, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default Zainos and how to apply...

Ok, I have not washed/waxed my car yet (just got it).

I'm pretty sure it has not been waxed by the dealer since it took a bit of effort to get some tree sap off the car.

Many people have had great results with Zainos, and I like the fact that they have a lot of tips and howto stuff on their website.

Couple of questions:

1. Do WRX's come clearcoated from the factory?

2. What is the correct hand motion to use when applying a wax?

3. What is the correct type of applicator for applying products to outside rubber trim (to keep it from drying out)?

4. What is the correct type of applicatator to apply tire dressing with? I don't like spraying it on and then wiping, it doesn't go on evenly and overspray gets everywhere. Is there some kind of special sponge?

I see many (and wax vendors) saying to use a CIRCULAR motion. I've seen i-club members swear on their mother's grave to use STRAIGHT (front to back) motion.
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Old 06-24-2002, 02:22 PM   #2
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Default Zaino's Rocks!

I have a 2002 WRX in rally blue and I use Zaino products weekly on it.

I highly recommend all of their products!!!!

Yes our car comes with a clear coat. Different types of waxes etc..require different types of applications. Usually you will find instructions on the container.

Zaino will give you free applicators depending on how much you spend on their site.

Just so you know, I ordered from them and it took under a week to receive product.

They rock!!!

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Old 06-24-2002, 02:51 PM   #3
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remember to use very little with zaino it goes a long way. Use tire swipes to put on tire dressing. I use foam brushes sold at paint stores to put the vinyl dressing on the rocker panels, Spray on to the brush and then wipe easy no overspray. I would recommend vinylex or aerospace 303 for vinyl.
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Old 06-24-2002, 03:43 PM   #4
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I am an avid reader and poster at www.autopia-carport.com and I use zaino exclusivly. I will try to answer your questions.

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1. Do WRX's come clearcoated from the factory?
Most Definatly, pretty much any car made in the last 3 years will come from the factory with a clear coat


2. What is the correct hand motion to use when applying a wax?
That is debatable, you can apply zaino in back and forth or circular motions. Zaino is a non abraisive and will not remove any clear coat whatsoever so it shouldnt produce any swirls unless you have a dirty applicator pad.


3. What is the correct type of applicator for applying products to outside rubber trim (to keep it from drying out)?
There is no 1 answer to that question. I prefer to use Lexol Vinylex http://www.properautocare.com/lex1215.html this will give your modings a little bit of a shine and it has high uv protection. Other products can be found at http://www.properautocare.com/exterior-trim.html


4. What is the correct type of applicatator to apply tire dressing with? I don't like spraying it on and then wiping, it doesn't go on evenly and overspray gets everywhere. Is there some kind of special sponge?
Eagle one makes an applicator called the eagle one tire swipe. It is best used with gel type tire dressings suck as Eimann Fabrik Black Sapphire Tire Gel http://www.properautocare.com/blacsaptirge.html. The tire swipe can be found at http://www.eagleone.com/products/pro...01&itemid=1031


I see many (and wax vendors) saying to use a CIRCULAR motion. I've seen i-club members swear on their mother's grave to use STRAIGHT (front to back) motion.
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Anymore questions, just ask or visit www.autopia-carport.com and buy the perfect guide to detailing for a discounted price and get 15% off a purchase from www.properautocare.com with your purchase of the guide.

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Old 06-25-2002, 02:59 AM   #5
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Zaino recommends that you use a straight motion when applying their polish. You go from bumper to windshield(front to back, back to front) when applying to a horizontal surface such as a hood, trunk, or roof. They recommend you use a straight up and down motion when applying to vertical surfaces such as the sides, bumpers, doors, etc... of the car. They say it really makes a difference.

I use the #2, and the #5 polish on almost everything on the car, including the side skirts, rubber window trim, and the rims. Their product leaves no residue on the textured skirts . For the tires I use their #16 tire gloss, which I apply with a foam aplicator. I find that using cloth covered applicators, or rags just wastes product.

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Old 06-25-2002, 01:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help, I'm impressed with the online help they provide. Time to order!
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