BASIC ZAINO APPLICATION TIPS
THREE SIMPLE STEPS to obtain a true Zaino show car finish
|Step 1—STRIP THE OLD WAX
- Wash the car, going top to bottom, with
- Thoroughly rinse the car with a pressurized hose and
spray nozzle. Make sure all detergent soap is gone. Leave Dawn in
the kitchen since you'll never use it again on your car.
- Dry completely using only clean, soft, absorbent
|Step 2—REMOVE CONTAMINANTS AND PREPARE
- Feel all paint surfaces. They should be glassy
smooth. Contaminated rough areas are quickly minimized using Zaino
Z-18 Claybar™ and a soap and
water lubricant. Re-wash and dry the treated areas.
- Look for hazy paint, swirl marks or fine scratches.
Imperfections are reduced using Zaino's
Z-PC Fusion™ paint cleaner and swirl remover.
- Add a light coat of
Z-AIO™ to all paint as the foundation and bonding agent. Remove
with clean, soft towels.
|Step 3—APPLY AND REMOVE ZAINO POLISH*
|CHOOSE THE RIGHT ZAINO POLISH FOR YOUR
Z-2 PRO™ Show Car Polish is for paint with a clear coat
finish—virtually all modern cars.
Z-3™ Show Car Polish is for paint without a clear coat—vintage
cars, special aftermarket paint, etc.
Z-5 PRO™ Show Car Polish is just like Z-2, but helps hide swirls
and micro scratches in dark color paint.
- Spray a little Z-6
Gloss Enhancer™ on your Zaino Polish Applicator. Apply Zaino
polish to the paint. Use up/down
motions on vertical surfaces, and front/rear (front to back of car)
motions on horizontal.
- Allow the polish to dry and chemically bond on the
entire car for at least fifteen minutes. To test for dry, wipe an area
with a finger. Dry polish is slightly powdery and comes off with one
stroke, revealing clear dry paint underneath. Low temperature or high
humidity can increase drying time up to two to three hours. Remove the
dried polish using high quality towels.
- When all polish is removed, spray a light coat of
Z-6 Gloss Enhancer. Immediately
Shake all products well before using. Use VERY sparingly—a little polish goes a long way.
Keep applicator damp with Z-6 Gloss Enhancer.
ZAINO ZFX ACCELERATED SHOW CAR FINISH IN A DAY! (For multi-coat applications)
Zaino Show Car Polish is designed to allow a layered application for those
that choose to add layer upon layer of Zaino polishes. With each layer you
apply, your car's paint looks better and feels smoother. Depth, gloss and
clarity all increase with each coat.
Like all other polymer based polish and protection systems, Zaino Show Car
Polish must cure before applying subsequent coats. The curing process
allows the polymer chains to cross-link, building strength and durability.
If the polymer strands have not cross-linked (cured), applying a fresh coat
of polish will not achieve the optimum layered result. Consequently,
creating a show car finish can be a long process of applying a layer, waiting,
and applying another layer.
The Wait is Over!
Zaino ZFX™ Show Car Polish accelerator solves the wait problem.
We worked for several years to engineer a molecular reaction that causes the
polymers in Zaino Show Car Polish to set rapidly. Using ZFX™ with your
choice of Z-2 PRO, Z-3 or Z-5 Show Car Polish, it is now possible to apply two or
three coats of polish in a single day to create beautiful show car special
effects. The result is nothing less than stunning.
ZFX™ saves you time and effort. It's no longer necessary to keep your
car in the garage for a whole weekend just so you can apply two or three coats
of polish. Using ZFX™, you'll apply multiple coats in just a few hours.
Prior to using ZFX™ Enabled Show Car Polish
Before applying ZFX™ enabled Show Car Polish, wash, dry and
inspect your car’s finish. It should be very smooth. If the paint
has a rough, bumpy feel, you have surface contamination which must be removed
using our Z-18 ClayBar.
Prior to using Zaino Show Car Polish for the first time, we recommend using
Dawn dishwashing liquid to wash your car. Dawn will dissolve wax and other
sealants, and easily removes grease, tar and bug remains. Be sure to rinse
your car very well after using Dawn. After your first
application of Zaino Show Car Polish, use Z-7 Show Car Wash for regular washing.
Mixing ZFX™ with Show Car Polish
Each ZFX™ kit comes with a 2ml vial of accelerator mix and several 2 ounce
mixing bottles. A single ZFX™ kit provides enough mix to accommodate up to 32
ounces of Zaino Show Car Polish.
Pour one to two ounces of Show Car Polish into a 2 ounce mixing bottle.
For each ounce of polish, add 4 to 5 drops of ZFX™ (no more than 10 drops for two
full ounces), screw the cap back on, and shake vigorously for 60 to 90 seconds.
While you get your towels and applicators ready, allow the ZFX™ enabled Zaino
Show Car Polish to sit for five minutes so the ZFX™ can begin activating the
polish. Give the applicator bottle a final shake for 10 seconds before
Applying ZFX™ Enabled Show Car Polish
Follow these easy steps:
- Apply Zaino Show Car Polish enabled with ZFX™ with a 100%,
made in the USA, cotton
applicator. Use the polish sparingly.
A small amount goes a long way, and you will be applying multiple coats.
- Squirt a dime size dab of polish on your
applicator and rub it into your paint using circular hand motions. Then,
go over the same area using a straight back and forth motion on top panels and
an up and down motion on side panels. Allow the polish to haze over (20
minutes is sufficient).
- Buff off the Show Car Polish residue with a high quality, 100%,
made in the USA, cotton
- After buffing, spray the car with a light mist of Z-6 Ultra Clean™
detailing spray. Z-6 will help buff away any remaining residue and
enhances the brightness of the finish. Using Z-6, the next coat of Zaino
Show Car Polish will apply even easier.
You're now ready to apply your next coat of Zaino Show Car Polish enabled
with ZFX™. There's no need to wait. Simply follow steps 1-4 above
one more time. Use a fresh
cotton buffing towel to remove each coat of ZFX™ enabled Show Car Polish.
Note: Apply no more than three
coats of Zaino Show Car Polish enabled
with ZFX™ in a 24 hour period. For optimum results, use your ZFX™ enabled
polish within 6 hours of mixing. Use a fresh cotton buffing towel for removal of each coat.
Note: When you are finished
polishing, wash the mixing bottle inside and out with a heavy concentration of
liquid dishwashing detergent and thoroughly rinse. The ZFX™ mixing bottles cannot be reused if the polish remains in the bottle for more than 12 hours. After 12 hours, it is not possible to
completely clean the mixing bottle. Throw the mixing bottle and any unused polish contents away after 12 hours.