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Old 09-07-2010, 10:34 AM
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Decided to detail my truck on Sunday.

Stuff used:
-Dawn detergent (only reason why this was used was because I wanted to ensure all previous waxes were fully removed, I would not recommend using soap detergent for every wash)
-Meguiar's Mild Clay
-Meguiar's Last Touch Spray (Clay Lube)
-Various All-Purpose Cleaners/Degreasers from Meguiar's line
-Menserna's SIP
-Menzerna's Finishing Polish
-Meguiar's Hyperdressing (for tires)
-Meguiar's NXT metal polish for wheels
-Zaino-CS
-Zaino Z-2 (combined with Zaino ZFX)
-Zaino Z-6
-MF towels and other detailing accessories

a pic of some of the stuff:


Steps used:
-Used my foam gun to presoak the truck, while I cleaned the wheels/wheel wells
-Sprayed truck with foam gun again and washed it
-Rinsed and dried
-Clay-barred the truck
-Used Menzerna SIP on rotary with CCS orange pad for some scratch removal
-Used Menzerna Finishing polish on rotary with CCS white pad to enhance gloss
-used powerball and NXT metal polish on wheels/tool box

This is where the Zaino protection began.
-Used Zaino Z-CS on truck's paint, chrome, wheels and tool box
-applied Zaino Z-6
-Mixed Zaino Z-2 with the ZFX. I mixed 1.5 ounces of Z-2 as .5oz usually lasts for about 1 coat and I wanted to get 3 coats on there, as Zaino only really works in layers.
-Put a coat of Z-2 on there and waited 20-30 min, removed.
-Put a coat of the Z-6 again
-Put a coat of the Z-2 and waited 20-30 min, removed
-I ended putting a total of 5 coats of the Z-6 (goes by quick as it's just a spray you spray and buff off) and 3 coats of Z-2, much like a normal wax/sealant)
-While the last coat of Z-2 sat on the truck, I dressed the tires, wheel wells in hyperdressing, and cleaned exterior glass.

Total time was about 5 hours

On a side note, this probably my favorite finish on the truck as the silver on Rangers doesn't have much "pop" to it, and I really like how slick and clean this stuff makes the paint feel and look.

Here are the pics:








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Old 09-07-2010, 10:54 AM
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Looks really good, man.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:47 PM
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Wow...
When you gonna be up my way..
Think I will do some reading on those products..
I wouldnt do this process to often but couple times a year would be nice..
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:59 PM
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Very nice

where did u get the professional clay?
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:06 PM
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Very nice!

He doesn't mess around lol!
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:50 PM
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Very nice

where did u get the professional clay?

http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/auto-detailing-clay-bar.html
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:57 PM
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Hey!! Where's the after pics??







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Looks great!! How long did it take you?
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:07 PM
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Hey!! Looks great!! How long did it take you?
about 5 hours. Zaino products are not for those that want a "quick" fix. Although once applied, touch ups and wipe downs are a breeze. They do require at least 3 coats for full shine, with that in mind you will spend about 1.5-2 hours just on the waxing process... not counting the washing and clay bar application and polish if you choose to do it.

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Old 09-07-2010, 07:29 PM
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I wished you lived closer so you could show me how to do all this stuff!! I can imagine what my truck would look like with this treatment. no swirls in the paint, just a smooth mirror red finish.

do you get that awful dent on one of my favorite trucks fixed soon?
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:45 AM
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very nice truck looks great
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:16 PM
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what did you use on the plastic trim? and i got some waterspots i couldnt get off last night but you cant really see them in the sun only in the shade..what should i use?
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:19 PM
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mine were just redyed so no dressing on them... I would suggest simply rewashing them or using any interior vinyl dressing.

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Old 09-14-2010, 12:43 PM
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oh ill try that but i forgot to mention i have them on my hood aha i tried some scratchx but that didnt work
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:00 PM
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give ultimate compound a try. It's a little more aggressive and still readily available.

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Old 09-14-2010, 02:09 PM
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ultimate compound? any specific makes? and while i was at walmart i looked and they had crap for compound but i didnt have the water spots last week just from the lil rain we got last monday and from me power washing the undersides of my truck
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