Z-CS Clear Seal
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RELAX - QUIT WORKING TOO HARD & WASTING TIME!
JUST APPLY & LET DRY!
Zaino Z-CS Clear Seal is finally here after years in development. From
conception to realization, the principal and design emphasis of Zaino Z-CS
Clear Seal was quite fundamental - an advanced total synthetic polymer
protectant that is simply wiped on, and that's it! Yes, achieve Zaino award
winning gloss and protective durability in ONE simple wipe on step. Wipe on, and
walk away, you're done. No buffing. No final wipe down. Simplicity at it's best.
Just apply & let dry.
Zaino is pioneering the industry with Z-CS, a self curing transparent sealer
that doesn't require any buffing or final wiping. Z-CS dries clean and without
residue. Use Z-CS on paint, glass, wheels, plastic, or trim for the protection,
durability, slickness, and gloss that Zaino is most popular for. All surfaces
are protected against potentially damaging exposure to sun or ultra-violet light
with our best UV inhibitors.
For up to 9 months protection, use Z-CS to top coat Zaino Show Car Polish protectants,
or use Z-CS by itself. Z-CS extends the gloss and durability of any previously applied products. Z-CS
should never be applied over uncured waxes.
You'll have to forgive our enthusiasm for the release of Z-CS. We are VERY
proud to have accomplished the height of product simplicity with a no compromise
approach to cutting edge development and industry leading gloss and durability.
There simply is not another product like Z-CS in the industry.
Less than 1/4 ounce of Z-CS will complete an average sized vehicle.
For a limited time only, order Z-CS in a package with other exciting new
Zaino products. See
The Z-CS bottle contains 6 fl. ozs. (177 ml.)
Note: Z-CS should be used very SPARINGLY. LESS than 1/4 oz can
complete an average vehicle.
- You will achieve the best results with Z-CS over clean and dry
surfaces. Thoroughly clean and dry all surfaces.
- Mist a #314 cotton applicator pad with Z-CS 1 time to preload
the pad with product. Do not use an applicator pad that has been
used with ANY other product. If you choose to reuse an applicator
pad that has already been used with only Z-CS, store it in a sealed
Ziploc style bag between uses. Holding sprayer about 4 inches from
the surface, lightly spray Z-CS once directly onto the panel,
avoiding any overspray. Work Z-CS into the paint evenly with the
applicator pad using overlapping motions one section (18-24" area)
at a time.
- Allow product to fully dry. DO NOT BUFF OR WIPE OFF. Sit back
and relax while Z-CS does the work! Just apply and let dry!
NOTE: Z-CS is extremely
durable and should provide up to 9 months of protection for your vehicle.
If your goals are maximum shine and maximum
protection on everyday vehicles, we recommend 3-4 applications per year.
For show car owners, integrating Z-CS with regular use of Z-2 or Z-5 PRO will provide the wettest-looking,
deepest, most distortion-free finish you can imagine. For best results, maintain
with Z-6 Gloss Enhancer Spray or Z-8 Spray Seal and Z-7 Show Car Wash..
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How long does it take to apply Z-CS?
It takes us about 5 minutes to complete the average vehicle.
- What is the shelf life of Z-CS?
- How many applications can I get with one bottle of Z-CS?
As with most Zaino products, less is better. Somewhere between 1/8 to 1/4 oz
of Z-CS is all it takes to complete an average vehicle including paint, wheels,
trim, and glass. A new user typically will use closer to 1/4 oz. With one bottle
of Z-CS, you should be able to get at least 24 coats per bottle, while
some more experienced users will see up to 48 coats per bottle.
- When I apply Z-CS, it looks very strange. Like, psychedelic. Is this
Yes. This is normal, allow the product to dry. As Z-CS is applied and begins
to dry, the optical effects may make the surface areas appear prismatic or
rainbow like. This is normal. Do not remove, please allow Z-CS to dry and do
- I applied Z-CS on my black Corvette and it took a long time to dry. When I
thought Z-CS finally dried, it still looked hazy. Does this mean I applied too
much? Or am I just being impatient?
Yes. You probably applied WAY WAY too much Z-CS which can take much longer
to dry. Remember to always use Z-CS very sparingly. We can apply Z-CS to your
entire Corvette in about 10 sprays. Please wipe down the EXCESS Z-CS with Z-6
(or a damp soft towel if you don't have Z-6) and the shine will come through.
Try this trick with Z-CS.
It's so Awesome! The Gloss and slickness will knock your socks off.
Apply Z-CS over any Zaino Z-5 or Z-2 base... Apply Z-CS according to directions to
the whole car. After doing the whole car. Wait 5 minutes and then immediately apply
Z-6.... Step back and check out the Mile Deep Gloss and Slickness.
- Does Z-CS replace Z-2 or Z-5 PRO?
No. Z-CS shares the gloss and wet look qualities of Z-2 or Z-5 PRO, but
the primary innovative difference is in extended durability, as well as an application technique that merely
requires simple wipe on application. This saves you time and energy. Just apply
and let dry!
- Can Z-CS be used on trim or porous plastic surfaces, like on a Chevy
Yes. Zaino Clear Seal works very well on surfaces including porous trim or
plastic. Z-CS will protect the color and condition of the surfaces and help
prevent fading or discoloration.
Is Z-CS a quick detail spray?
No. Z-CS is a true polymer synthetic protectant like Z-2 or Z-5 PRO, with long
term gloss and durability of up to 9 months. And super simple application!
- Can Z-CS be used over another manufacturer's product?
While results may vary, we are aware that some beta testers used Z-CS over
cured wax products with excellent results. Z-CS did increase gloss and
durability over other manufacturer products. If you'd like to experiment yourself,
make sure the product that you're applying Z-CS to has fully cured. As a general rule
however, you should not apply Z-CS while any other manufacturer's product is not
fully cured. We
cannot offer other manufacturer specific cure times, but generally it can take
8-12 hours after application. Z-CS was designed and engineered for use
with Zaino Show Car Polish Products.
- Is ZFX required with Z-CS?
No. You may use Z-CS as the bond or
base coat to the paint prior to an initial application of Z-2 or Z-5 PRO. You
will not need ZFX if you're using Z-CS unless you decide to use ZFX with Z-2 or
Z-5 PRO to accelerate cure time for multiple successive coats of Z-2 or Z-5 PRO.
- Can I use Z-CS over Z-2 or Z-5 PRO without enabling Z-2 or Z-5 PRO with
Yes. Follow up Z-2 or Z-5 PRO with Z-CS as a final coat. Z-CS will properly bond
and cross link the Z-2 or Z-5 PRO.
- Can Z-CS be layered over Z-2 or Z-5 PRO?
Yes. Our testing has shown excellent results by using Z-CS over layers of Z-2
and/or Z-5 PRO.
- Can Z-2 or Z-5 PRO be layered over Z-CS?
Yes, but for maximum gloss and durability, Z-CS should be the final protectant product after new
coats of Z-2 and/or Z-5 PRO. Using Z-CS over Z-2 or Z-5 PRO gives you the
ultimate in gloss and protection.
- How long does Z-CS take to dry or cure?
Drying and curing are two different processes. Depending on atmospheric
conditions, it typically takes 15-30 minutes for a properly applied layer of Z-CS
to dry, but can take up to several hours with low ambient temperatures,
moisture, and high
humidity. Full cross linking (curing) generally takes anywhere from 2-6 hours, again, depending on
- Can Z-CS be layered over itself?
Yes, as long as the product is fully dried and cured prior to applying
- Does Z-CS contain any UV protection?
Yes. Z-CS contains our best UV inhibitors that protect against potentially
damaging sun exposure and ultra-violet light.
- I am a dedicated Zaino user. How will I incorporate Z-CS into my current
vehicle protectant maintenance using my other Zaino products?
Use Z-CS by itself, without any other product or
Use Z-CS to top and extend the durability of a single coat of Z-2 or Z-5 PRO or
Use Z-CS as a base for Z-2 or Z-5 PRO, then follow up with a final application
of Z-CS or
Use Z-CS to top multiple layers of ZFX enabled Z-2 or Z-5 PRO or
Use Z-CS to top layers of Z-2 or Z-5 PRO (without ZFX, curing can take 8 hours
For best results, maintain and extend the wet gloss and durability by using Z-7 Show
Car Wash with Z-6 Gloss Enhancer Spray or for phenomenal results, Z-8 Grand
Finale Spray Seal.
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GREAT PRODUCT FOR DAILY DRIVERS
by Jim W from Cleveland, OH
I've used Z-CS on two cars now, and it does indeed produce a longer lasting finish than Z-2 PRO. |
I recommend Z-CS for daily drivers and lighter colored vehicles, but for show cars or darker vehicles stick to Z-2 PRO. I personally feel that while the Z-2 PRO has renowned perfect optical qualities, the Z-CS not-so-much.
I applied two layers of Z-5 PRO then two layers of Z-2 PRO
to a smoke gray BMW Z4. I could clearly read the printing on the overhead light bulbs and see the drywall pattern from the garage ceiling in the reflection on the hood, the finish was that clear and shiny. I then sparingly applied Z-CS and noticed that the optical clarity was visibly reduced. Following up with Z-6 didn't improve things.
Z-CS is a decent product, but Z-2 PRO should still very much be part of your Zaino arsenal too. Which product you use depends on how often you're driving the car and its color.
Wax on...but no need to wax off!
by RNW from WASHINGTON, DC
I have several black cars and keep them outside - I'm older and don't have a lot of time to keep my cars as nice as I'd like - but boy oh boy has Zaino hit a homerun. The Z-CS is terrific. Wax on...but no wax off! And it looks fantastic...and I can't get over how super easy it is. Assuming you have clean paint - it's like liquid plastic wrap. Did I mention how easy it is to put on? LOL It's EASY and great results!
I did my brand new Tahoe, and finished so quickly that I also finished my other cars - and all during halftime of the football game. Now my driveway looks like a new car showroom - and they all look "SLICKERY"! :-)
THE PROCESS 2008 BMW 335XI
by Ethan from Rhode Island
To get the best results from the "Zaino System", I think it's best to follow Sal's recommendations step by step or at least use up a similar process that works for you.The following is my "Zaino System"|
1.WASHED VEHICLE WITH DAWN.
2.CLAY BARED VEHICLE USING Z-18 & Z-7 AS A LUBRICANT.
3.BUFFED VEHICLE WITH A PORTER CABLE 7424 DA USING A LAKE COUNTRY ORANGE SMART PAD & Z-PC.
4.THREE COATS OF Z-5 WITH Z-6 APPLIED BETWEEN Z-5 COATS.
5.TWO COATS OF Z-CS.
6.ONE COAT OF Z-6.
You won't find a better or longer lasting shine anywhere.
by JNicholas from Western, MA
The Z-CS quite simply is the finest product I've applied to any vehicle I've owned. I also use it on my black motorcycle and this product performs without par.|
Easy application that leaves no excuse to not polish up your vehicle better than new.
I've used many Zaino products (Z2,Z3,Z5,Z6), and this is the best to date because it provides the gloss achieved just like other Zaino products, but with half the work. After curing, topping off and maintaining with Z6 is stunning. The two together should win some sort of amazing product award. They are that good!
Been using since '97
by GTPpilot from Naugatuck CT
Zaino is absolutely addictive. Amazing products and service. Now that its getting cooler outside, try putting your bottle of Z8 or even other products in a sink full of hot water for a few minutes to warm it up. Makes it flow better and you won't end up over applying. Love this stuff!! I am just starting to use Z-CS and so far I am very impressed.
Wow ! Z-CS is awesome.
by Todd K from Harrisburg, PA
I have been a long time user of Z2, Z5, Z6, Z7, and the leather cleaning products, plus a few other Zaino products. I have two vehicles I regularly maintain, and both are 4+ years old now. I have several coats of Z2/Z5 on both cars. I just ordered the Z-CS and after using it, I was blown away. Wipe on and leave on, come back in an hour, and all I can say is wow. This stuff provides a wet look, and a very deep glossy shine, and I put it right over my Z2 and Z5 coats, which I read was ok to do. I am very happy, and a little Z-CS goes a long way. My 03 Nissan 350Z only used about 1/10 of the bottle, and the application is so quick, since there is no buffing or removal necessary.|
I know what a few people are getting for Christmas--waxing a vehicle can't be any easier than this !
Well, thanks for another great product, ZAINO !
by Mark Ruhm from Escondido, CA
Sal, Gotta tell you, I tried the Z-CS today and am thoroughly amazed at how well it works. And easy? I may never use the other products I ordered with the Z-CS that were to replenish my stock.I am even considering using it on my wife's PT Cruiser. It has some other wax on it because it goes through the car wash occasionally and I don't want to start over every time my wife cleans it. But this is so easy who cares?Oh, by the way, I ordered the products Sunday and they arrived in Escondido, CA on Thursday morning. Can't be any quicker than that for ground.Overall just amazing products and service.
very impressed new customer
by Mike Wintjen from South Jersey
I have been detailing vehicles and boats (mine and others) for 35 years, using many (and I mean many) different products over the years to try and achieve the ultimate shine and protection with the least effort. About a month ago I heard of Zaino products through a friend. After reading all the info on your website I picked up the Z2 Pro, Z5 Pro, Z-CS and Z8 Grand Finale. I have applied all 4 products to my three vehicles and my boat with remarkable results. Your products complement each other perfectly and layering them produces a finish that looks like lacquer-coated show car paint! The effort required to produce this awesome finish was minimal (my shoulders and elbows are indebted to you) and each subsequent application continues to get easier to apply. I can now do a complete Z8 wipedown and Z-CS coat in 10 minutes on each of my cars. It takes about 30 minutes to do the entire 26' boat (previously a 3-4 hour polish job)
The shine clarity, depth, and super-slick finish are amazing- like nothing else I've tried. The Z-CS and Z8 are without a doubt the ultimate in simplicity and gloss. Plus, your products are very economical to use. You are not exaggerating when you say 1/4 oz of Z-CS can do a whole car in about 10-12 sprays. I have coated my 3 cars and boat multiple times and have only used about 3-5 ozs of each product. Very impressive! If the protection and sunscreen are as effective as you say, then these products are truly miracles of modern technology. I'm still awed by the finish and ease of application every time I use them.
Thanks for the awesome results and the big savings in time and effort.
Z-CS at it's best
by Justin G. from Garden City, KS
I have been a faithful Zaino user for many years now. This past week alone I have done a 2006 GMC Quad cab, 2006 Honda Civic, 1997 Pontiac Firehawk, 2005 Chevy Suburban, and a 1998 Chevy Pickup. All the vehicles are regularly maintained with nothing but Zaino products and nothing else. This time around I ended everything with a coat of Z-CS. I have never been more amazed in my life. The Z-CS brought out a shine in all the cars that I did not think was possible. Every car/truck has a wet look that is almost like looking into a mirror. I was blown away by what just one product could do. This stuff has now earned a rightful place in my car washing arsenal.
by Richard M. from Baltimore
Z-CS is the first Zaino product I've used. The results were great, even better than I expected. Application couldn't possibly be easier. I wish I had tried it sooner. I'll be trying some of the other products soon.
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by Jim C. from Maryland
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Zaino CS is great
by Don T. from Pasadena, MD
I just wanted to say that your Zaino CS is great. You have out done yourselves on this one. Put it on and walk away its great. It made my 2004 Torch Red Coupe paint wet. I also put some on my Chrome C6 wheels…I waited and waited and had to buff them off. I think maybe I put too much on which would take longer to dry. Thanks for the great stuff.
WOW! and Thanks!
by Greg L. from Columbiana, AL
I've been a Zaino user for years, but I just never got around to the newer products, I was pretty much "old school Zaino". Last week, I hit your web site with the intent of buying some product and was amazed at all the new products you were offering. I ordered some of the new Z2 Pro, ZFX, Zaino-CS, and Z8 and was amazed when it was delivered to my home in just two days. "Back in the day" before the 'net, you shipped quickly, but we still had to wait on our checks to be delivered to you by snail mail. The new service is phenomenal!|
I detailed my wife's new black BMW with ZFX enhanced Z2 Pro, Clear Seal and Z8. The results are truly amazing! Not only was the process much quicker than the old school method, the shine was sensational. And I'm sure it will last just as long as traditional Zaino products.
Thanks you for making these products. While the "buy in" does represent a larger than normal investment in car care, in the long run, I think it is more economical because so little product is used with each application. And absolutely nothing can touch that Zaino glow! Thanks again!
Fantastic, on chrome wheels too!
by Tom N. from Des Moines, IA
Z-CS was so easy to use on my paint, I thought I'd try it on my truck's 20" chrome wheels. Now my trucks have wheels with lots of spokes that are usually very difficult to wash. I didn't want to use the same Zaino cotton pad on my wheels as what I used on the paint (no brake dust shards), so I just sprayed the wheels everywhere with Z-CS and wiped off the excess with a towel. I don't think Z-CS was intended to be a "spray on lots, let it drible, and wipe off the extra" product, but it works. To be honest, I was lazy and probably used more Z-CS on each wheel than I used on the rest of the truck! Now that I've seen the results, and have made wheel washing a piece of cake, it was worth it! A quick swipe with my (wheel dedicated) wash mitt and they're clean and free of brake dust or road grime. Z-CS is a great wheel sealant!
Zaino Clear Seal on F150 @ 5 months - First wash
by Greg C. from Lake City, MN
Hello everyone! After all of the crappy temperatures and weather we have been getting in Minnesota, we finally have a nice weekend with temps hitting near 50F. I wanted to share with you today’s wash of my Dad’s f150 that was done back in October with 1 coat of Zcs. I am ashamed to say it, but the truck has not been washed since. It has gone through the Minnesota winter for 5 months… without a wash. The official snow total thus far (not done yet I’m sure) is 33.6 inches, but I am led to believe we have received a bit more. Anyone who lives in Minnesota can back me up in saying the road crews throw down tons of sand and salt that basically eats through most paint protection. Now that the temps have warmed up to the point where I can actually pull out a hose, I gave it a wash, hoping for the best. I thought to myself before the wash, if there is any protection left, I will be happy. |
I was shocked to find that CS still had tight beading, was definitely protecting, and still maintained some slickness. I would never have believed before this that a product could last 5 months in Minnesota winter with the abrasive sand and salts, and still have further protection to boot. The paint is still glossy and deep and although isn’t as slick as the day applied, maintains slickness. I will continue to monitor the protection of 1 coat of clear seal without QD’s or spray waxes and see how far it can go.
STAFF NOTE: Greg received BETA samples prior to the production and public release of Z-CS.
Best product from Zaino
by Robert Z from Nashua, NH
I bought Z-CS along with Z5, Z7 and clay-bar. On my 03-MDX, Z-CS was very easy to apply. All together less than 10 minutes. Spray, wipe and done. After an hour (it's cold here, 30-40 degree) the shine was unbelivable. It makes the 4 yr old car look like it just came off show room. Eventhough Z-CS is pricy it's really good.
Zaino Clear Seal
by Michael V. from Jacksonville, FL
I have been using Zaino since Ocotober 2006. While still getting used to using Z5 and Z2, I heard Zaino was coming out with a clear seal product. I already had 3 coats of Z5 and 3 coats of Z2 pro, and now I get my Z-CS a few days later after it's release in early Feb 07. So I applied it the first time and it's like claying a car but even faster. Took me to do my whole car in 5 min. The shine and gloss was amazing.. maybe better than Z2 pro. Now I have a total of 2 coats of Z-CS which makes 8 total coats of Zaino products and more to come!! Oh, I forgot to mention, I do have 2 coats of Z-CS on my wheels too!! Zaino is the best and Sal, you're a GENUIS!!!! Thank you very much!! - 2005 Acura TL A-Spec|
Zaino Clear Seal
by Greg G. from Delaware
Sal, Winter washing and detailing is a chore, and CS is a blessing. CS is super easy to use, and a real time saver. I’ll never understand how it magically dries, but I just love the results! CS has really highlighted my current base of Z5Pro& Z2Pro. Several people have stopped to comment on my SUV’s great looks and ask “what kind of wax are you using on your truck”. I smile and say Zaino. |
Thanks for adding another “must have” product to your line up Sal.
All the benefits of Z2 and Z5 with even greater durability!
by Brent S. from Holly Springs, NC
Z-CS is an amazing product to say the least. It offers similar finishing properties as both Z2 and Z5, but it has even greater durability and it's much easier to apply! Simply spray on with an applicator pad and walk away. There's no need to wipe or buff it off and it's much easier to apply than Z2 or Z5. I used it after a layer of Z-AIO to enhance the finish as well as add a durable layer of protection that will outlast any other Zaino product.|
I sprayed a bit in an area and worked it into the surface with the pad. I noticed the prismatic streaks on the surface, and my instincts kept telling me to work it around until it evened out some more, but as the instructions say, you just let it dry without any buffing. So I just let it sit, even though it appeared streaky in some areas. The entire car only took about 5 minutes to apply, and after 20 minutes of waiting, most of the streaks had disappeared, leaving a deep glossy finish. The outside temperature was only 36 degrees so it did take a bit longer to dry to a smooth finish, but I was still impressed how quickly it dried in such a cool temperature.
Z-CS is good enough to use by itself, as is the Z-AIO, but I really like the concept of using the Z-AIO as basis that cleans and preps the surface for the enhanced gloss and added protection of Z-CS.
Black is no doubt the most difficult color to maintain, but Zaino has once again made doing so a bit easier and more enjoyable!
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