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I know the Zaino threads are leaning a bit toward overkill but here goes.

Is it safe to use Zaino on the wheels and trim pieces (roof rails, light lenses, etc.)? :5: :5:
 

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Yes, I use Z on my trim and lenses but not on my roof rails.
Since it's not a wax it should be ok ?
Maybe the Worm will give you a better answer.
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You can use it anywhere. What are the roof rails made of - are they powdercoated black (in which case I'd use z2/5 - whichever you've got). If they're textured plastic, you could use one of the polishes (2/5) but you'd be better off with something for plastic -- Zaino's tire shine is good but would require buffing off. 303 Aerospace Protectant would prolly be better.

The wheels are clearcoated so use z2/5 to your heart's content -- they'll stay clean a bit longer and the brake dust is easier to wash off :)

z2/5 on the headlights is fine. FWIW there is SOME z2 content in the z7 wash, so you're getting a bit on there anyway. You could also use z6 on any of the parts (rails, wheels, headlights, trim) if you want to just rubdown rather than the waxon/waxoff thing.
 

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Zaino

OK, so apparently I'm Zaino stupid. I keep seeing this name over and over in the forums, and lots of different letters and numbers? Can't quite tell if its a wax, wash - whatever. And there's so many letters and numbers that my head is spinning!

Sounds like everyone thinks this stuff is great. Anyone mind letting me in on what this stuff is, what it does, what I use it on and where I can purchase it? I've been looking around the boards, but haven't come across anything to answer my questions...

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OK, before I get blasted, I just found some of the posts on Zaino that answer most of my questions. Can someone at least explain what all of the different letters and numbers are about? I assume they're different products? I see people suggesting to use a certain item with a certain color, but with no explanation. I'd be looking for what to use on my Black Currant Accord, and then my Sandstone Pilot when it arrives.

Also, I noticed some posts about "clay bars". Any advice for their use? I've got a lot of "spots" on my roof and hood, that don't go away with waxing. They almost look like contaminants. Meguiar's suggestest their "Body Scrub", but I had mixed results. They also suggested their Scratch/Swirl remover, but I haven't tried that.

It looks like I've got to get the surface in really tip-top shape before I Zaino...

Also, where can I buy this product? How often should I use it?

Sounds like fantastic stuff.

Thanks...
 

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SoapPlant,

Wish I could place a link for you but can't!
Go to MDX.ORG and read the Zaino thread.
Zaino is the best(IMHO).
Easy to use with results unmatched by any other products.
With Zaino less is more.

Hope this helps,
Michael
 

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On more of a practical level.
Since you're only suppose to use just a few ounces to do the whole SUV. Would seem that you must just sprinkle it on the applicator. Does the liquid show as its going on? Do you just keep appying until the applicator starts running dry and sprinkle more on?

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All those Z's

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Zaino Bros. puts out a full line of car care products. You'll see references here in the detailing threads about the varoius products by the Z numbers. Here's what they are:

Z-1 SHOW CAR POLISH LOK PRE-CLEANER AND GLOSS CONDITIONER
Z-2 SHOW CAR POLISH FOR CLEAR COATED FINISHES (FOR THE PILOT)
Z-3 SHOW CAR POLISH FOR REGULAR PAINT (NOT FOR THE PILOT)
Z-5 POLISH FOR SWIRL MARKS & FINE SCRATCHES
Z-6 ULTRA CLEAN "GLOSS ENHANCER" SPRAY
Z-7 SHOW CAR WASH
Z-9 'LEATHER SOFT' SPRAY CLEANER
Z-10 "LEATHER IN A BOTTLE" TREATMENT AND CONDITIONER
Z-12 CLEAR-VIEW GLASS POLISH
Z-14 PLASTIC-MAGIC CLEANER & POLISH
Z-16 PERFECT TIRE GLOSS
Z-18 ClayBar
ZFX™ Flash Cure Accelerator Additive
#314 CUSTOM 4x5 POLISH APPLICATOR

You can get a full explanation at:
http://www.zainobros.com/files/info.htm

If you'd like to read a comparison between Zaino, Zymol and Meguire's car waxes/polishes:
http://www.nsxsc.com/nsexcitement/waxtest.html

After all the reading, if you're interested in the Zaino products there's a group buy that will get you a free Z-7 if you buy 4 other products:
http://www.honda-pilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=55

No, I'm not one of the Zaino Bros. just a satisfied customer :D
 

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In Answer to JFrano

I had very little visual feedback while applying my Z2, but I discovered a certain "feel" for how much was on the applicator by how easy it went on. When I felt it getting "dryer" I added a few drops. This seemed to work fine. BTW I used it with the ZFX so that might have influenced the feel.
 
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