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Old 10-18-08, 01:00 PM   #1
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have my first vette and now I really care about what I use instead of what is on sale at pep boys! How do you decide on the best products to use or just go with the hightest recommendation ? if seems everyone has a different opinion I want a product with the best results and the fastest time so I can spend time driving her instead of polishing her also any definitely stay away from products? thanks Patty
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Old 10-18-08, 02:55 PM   #2
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Zaino Zaino Zaino Zaino..................Did I mention Zaino


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Old 10-18-08, 06:59 PM   #3
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Zaino is probably the best product with the best results but plan on investing lots of time to make it happen OR plan on paying someone to do the WORK & just enjoy the results. Personally, I don't use it & Maguires car care products work just fine for me on both the '76 & the '95!! Maybe not quite as good but certainly cheaper AND FASTER!! And Maguires also has a very good reputation.
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I agree, Zaino is the best, but it requires some work. You can get decent protection and looks from store bought products. I have heard great things about Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax 2.0. The loquid wax is apparently pretty easy to work with and does a good job.
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Zaino is easy once you get used to using it and you have a few coats on the car. I'd be happy to show you the finer points of using Zaino.


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Old 10-18-08, 09:59 PM   #6
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For a daily driver...Pep Boys stuff...For a Corvette...Zaino
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Old 10-18-08, 10:34 PM   #7
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Patty, call me or see me at the next meeting. I have what you need. Bill
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Old 10-19-08, 01:24 AM   #8
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Joel is a fantastic guy, he just thinks a little bit differently about wax than we do !
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Old 10-19-08, 11:03 AM   #9
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Zaino is probably the best product with the best results but plan on investing lots of time to make it happen OR plan on paying someone to do the WORK & just enjoy the results. Personally, I don't use it & Maguires car care products work just fine for me on both the '76 & the '95!! Maybe not quite as good but certainly cheaper AND FASTER!! And Maguires also has a very good reputation.
I agree with Joel except the part about Maguires not being as good. I've seen no proof of that. I wax my car once or twice a year and would put it up against any Zaino protected car keeping in mind I race my car 10 months out of the year. I don't wax it and roll in back into the garage. But then again, I'm not even washing it for the Hot Dog Run today. It's coming straight from the track, I'm just changing tires. Maybe I don't care as much about my car.
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Well said Bob. It can't be this popular for no reason. I regularly try other products to make sure there's isn't something better out there. I like Zaino the best for polish (Z2 & Z5) but I use some products from other companies for auto interiors, trim, etc.
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Old 10-20-08, 06:53 AM   #12
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I have always used Mothers or Mequires products with Good results.
I have discussed this with Dave Satchell a couple of times.
His and Billies Vettes are impeccable. He uses Mequires on his Corvette!
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Old 10-20-08, 07:00 AM   #13
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Zaino is probably the best product with the best results but plan on investing lots of time to make it happen OR plan on paying someone to do the WORK & just enjoy the results. Personally, I don't use it & Maguires car care products work just fine for me on both the '76 & the '95!! Maybe not quite as good but certainly cheaper AND FASTER!! And Maguires also has a very good reputation.
If you needed "lots of time to make it happen" then you were doing something wrong. I've used Zaino on my cars for 7 years and never used a product that was easier and faster to use.

And anyone that has seen either of my Corvettes can attest to how well it has done. I could go as far as saying that what Zaino did for my 02 couple helped to sell it last March..

That cars paint looked better after 6 years and 22500 miles than it did the day I bought the car. My current Z06 looks better now that the day I bought it all because of Zaino.

And carboman's Millenium Yellow C6 has about 100 coats of Zaino on it and looks way better than the day it came out of Bowling Green.

Zaino is the only way to go with a clear coated Corvette.
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I used MaGuires on previous cars that I've owned and they do make a good line of products. However, Zaino is just a little bit better. It's easier to use, lasts longer and you don't get all that annoying dust all over when you polish your car. As far as cost, if it spreads further and lasts 3 times as long....it's more cost effective. By the way Joe, I also wax my car twice a year too and go to the track as well. Plus I just drove 433 miles thru Tropical Storm Hannah's torrential rain in September and you saw me at the Hot Dog run. Did my car look okay?
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Was that an appropriate statement
Sorry..... "I have the Zaino you need" Patty's sister Nancy has been cutting my hair since around 1970...yes back when I had a head full of hair My wife lived up the street from Patty as a kid. Nancy has her own shop in Doylestown and does great work...even with the little she has to work with now .

As you know I sell Zaino and I let it speak for itself. I have many customers who are skeptical at first, but after the first coat they call me and tell me they thought the car never shined like it does now. They actually get excited about putting on more coats. Use what ever makes you happy, I use Zaino because it does the best for the least work. Those people who say it's too many steps don't prep their car to use whatever they use. All brands of wax/polish have to have a clean, grit free surface to get the most out of their product. Most non users are not informed on how to properly prep their car, even Meguiars sells clay bars but most people don't take the time to do the "hard work".
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How come most of our Zaino users are retired? Obviously have loads of time to spend washing & waxing?? And wimp? I think not.
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How come most of our Zaino users are retired? Obviously have loads of time to spend washing & waxing?? And wimp? I think not.
Most of our customers do not have their AARP cards yet, although Zaino is so easy even the older owners car use it.
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I see it everyday, many believe if they can't buy it at Pep Boys it's not any good.
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I wish I could retire and just detail cars. I COULD do that but I'd have to charge $1000 per detail. Hmmmm, maybe I'm on to something. $1000 per car, 2 cars per day, this might just work.

As for trying Zaino, Glenn and or I have shown lots of people how to properly use Zaino and they are hooked. Most common mistakes I see are not prepping the car first and applying way to much Zaino to the surface. People just can't believe Zaino provides a great shine with so little product. Once you get past the first couple of coats it takes less than 30 mins to add a coat.
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I wish I could retire and just detail cars. I COULD do that but I'd have to charge $1000 per detail. Hmmmm, maybe I'm on to something. $1000 per car, 2 cars per day, this might just work.

As for trying Zaino, Glenn and or I have shown lots of people how to properly use Zaino and they are hooked. Most common mistakes I see are not prepping the car first and applying way to much Zaino to the surface. People just can't believe Zaino provides a great shine with so little product. Once you get past the first couple of coats it takes less than 30 mins to add a coat.
Mark is right on the money, that is the hardest thing for me, putting on too much.
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