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Old 09-29-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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Anyone have experience with using ZainoBros products? If so is it worth it?
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Anyone have experience with using ZainoBros products? If so is it worth it?
It depends. What are your goals and what expectations from these products? Let me ask you this.... What sparked your interest in the Zaino line?

The following is my own opinion so take it for what its worth.....

Boutique product lines like Zaino, Adams, Griots Garage, etc. have a tendency to attract average consumers who are usually interested in taking their car care to "another level" or are just looking for products that will perform better than what they've been buying/using so far. They usually start their search online and/or by talking to friends and acquaintances.

Most of these product lines are geared toward folks who may not be familiar with a lot of the detailing products on the market and have little or no knowledge of where they would fit into a regimen they could use. Some people find it easier to buy all of their stuff from one source and follow the manufactures suggested process. Many will sell "systems" or "kits" meant to cover most of what they believe you will need. In that sense, yes......it may be worth it to you.

Let me clarify, I am not knocking these companies at all. A lot of them are quite decent and have some products that get good reviews even from professionals in the industry. Heck, I have used and like some of the products from Zaino's line up. The only big downside to these products lines (IMO/IME) are the zealots you commonly find in their fan base that show bias. I can understand the enthusiasm when finding a product they can finally get excited about I don't agree with the close-minded attitude some will display when discussing the subject. ....especially considering the relatively limited experience most of them have with other products.

I don't believe there is one best product or product line for everyone. The best solution for you will depend on several factors including money, time, effort, goals/expectations, location, environment, etc. Zaino is a decent product line so if you do decide to go with them, let me know and I will try to answer any specific questions you have about their products. I may even be able to help save you a bit of money by suggesting less expensive alternatives/replacements to some of their products (vs. buying their whole kit).
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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I've been using Zaino for years. Love the longevity and shine.

Here is my 2006 RAV4 after 100,000 miles and many NE winters...





Here is my 2012 Impreza ...




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Old 09-29-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Zaino is good stuff, but if you know the detailing market you can get stuff that is just as good for cheaper. What they do provide is a one stop shop of decently good products without needing to spend a lot of time spent researching. It sometimes ends up for many as sort of a gateway product... as people get into self detailing they usually move on to other products.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #5
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I originally heard of Zaino back in 2000 or so and never bought any just because I end up buying something off the shelf at a local auto paint place or AutoZone. I just have always wondered about their products. I currently am using Meguiars #7 and #26 and am happy with that. I just have always wondered if Zaino was much better...
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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Vette people love Zaino, not sure if that is good or bad.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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What other products are out there that people would move on to after using Zaino?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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I have used zaino. It was a good product but didnt find it to be amazing. I have been trying out Surf city garage products and have found good results.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #9
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What other products are out there that people would move on to after using Zaino?
I use Adams and Mazerna mostly.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #10
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I just bought almost all of the Adam's branded products. I have never been more happy with a car cleaning product.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #11
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There is SO MANY different companies and products out there it would make your head hurt. Most of the companies out there have atleast 1 or more products that are great but people get sucked in and think all of what they have to offer is the best. When it comes to LSP (last step products) ei Wax,sealant, or nano coatings; the list is way to much to take it. So many people are brand loyal that you can get all kind of feedback either way. Zaino as a line isnt bad but besides there LSP everything else is rather pricey. A good forum to check out for detailing needs would be Live2detail.com. They are not back by sponsors and there is not brand loyalty from the owner/moderators
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:25 AM   #12
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I love Zaino bros products. Always gives a really deep shine on black paint (I've only owned black cars) and any metallic in the paint really pops
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:17 AM   #13
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I've now been reading about the Black Fire Wet Diamond products and have read some really good stuff. I haven't taken the plunge yet and ordered anything simply based on price and reading sooooo many different opinions on which products to buy. I guess I'll just find out the hard way and just order something and see myself what works well (or not). After reading about Zaino vs others, I think I'll just try other products first then go from there.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #14
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I've now been reading about the Black Fire Wet Diamond products and have read some really good stuff. I haven't taken the plunge yet and ordered anything simply based on price and reading sooooo many different opinions on which products to buy. I guess I'll just find out the hard way and just order something and see myself what works well (or not). After reading about Zaino vs others, I think I'll just try other products first then go from there.
....you need to ask yourself what you want in an LSP (last step product; wax/sealant/coating) and go from there. Check websites like Autopia.org, Autogeek.net, etc. to get a better idea of what's available. Pick a couple that sound interesting to you based on your needs and do specific searches on each. You don't need to go into this completely blind.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:45 PM   #15
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Anyone have experience with using ZainoBros products? If so is it worth it?
Yes, and Yes. It was the first product I used that lasted over 6 months and protected against bird bombs (my personal priorities). I had better things to do than reapply carnauba waxes every few weeks that I found really didn't offer that much protection. Are there other sealants that may do the same? probably, but I just dont have the drive to try every one of them out there.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #16
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Are there other sealants that may do the same? probably, but I just dont have the drive to try every one of them out there.
.....with a little research on detailing-specific websites/forums, you can find out a lot about the various products available without having to blindly try each one. This is the only way I buy products these days. It saves a lot of guesswork, money, time and frustration.

btw, one of the best products I have used/use in relation to durability and contaminant release is FK1000P. Better than most everything else I can remember that I have tried over the years. ....perhaps the latter characteristic is just as good or perhaps even better in some respects than Opti-Coat (IMO/IME).
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #17
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I was a Zaino nutswinger for about 6 years. After 2 detail sessions of being disappointed by it on my OBP STi I've switched to other products that look better and last longer. It worked great on my GM vehicles.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #18
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this crappy stuff as been going around for years..sort of a joke ...internet hypsters.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #19
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this crappy stuff as been going around for years..sort of a joke ...internet hypsters.
What specifically makes Zaino products "crappy" in your opinion? Exactly what characteristics?
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