I use Zaino, along with a couple of my buddies. I like it a lot. It shines better on darker colour cars!!!!
Take a look at this quick test someone did.
For a fresh start
[list=1][*] The first time, you have to wash car with Blue Dawn Dish Soap
. It removes all the wax build up. [*] Apply Zaino Z1
to the Car (Z-1 Polish Lok). Apply in circular motion. A thin coat is all is needed. Let it dry thoroughly. This spring, I’m switching to Zaino ZFX
(Flash Cure Accelerator Additive) instead of the Zaino Z1. There is no dry time needed. [*] Once Z1 or ZFX is dry, apply Zaino Z2
(Show Car Polish for Clear Coated Car Finishes). Do not wipe off Z1/ZFX. Apply Z2 directly on top of Z1/ZFX. You may have to use Z-3
(Show Car Polish for Regular Paint) instead if you don’t have a clear coat. For the hood, roof and trunk, use a “front-to-back motions” when applying. For the sides of the car, use an “up-down motion” when applying it. [*] Once Z2 is dry (can take several hours) buff off with a clean cotton cloth. [*] If you have some light scratches, you can go to Z5
(Zaino Z5 Car Polish for Swirl Marks and Fine Scratches) just after applying Z1 or ZFX. Let it dry and buff off. After this, you can go back to Z2 Car Polish. [*] Using Z6
(Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray) spray small amounts on small area and wipe into paint. If you use too much, it will streak. Let the Z1/ZFX, Z2 and Z6 dry overnight. [/list=1]
Basically, I do in the following order (once in the spring, once in the fall). Step 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 the first day, and then Steps 4 and 6 again the second day while the car sits in the garage. That’s 2 coats of Zaino Z2 first time around. The more Z2 coats you apply, the deeper the shine
For maintaining the Zaino finish, after the full blown steps mentioned above…
[list=1][*] Wash the car with Zaino Car Wash. Meguiar's car wash works too. [*] Dry Car[*] Apply Zaino Z2 and let it dry. [*] Once Dry, buff off. [*] Apply Zaino Z6 to car. [/list=1]
I don’t Zaino every time I wash the car. Per season, I probably put on total of about 4 coats of Z2.
This is the first year I’ve used Zaino, and there are probably other members who are more experienced in applying the product. Just though I’d share what worked for me.