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Old 03-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Has anyone here used Zanio products?

Not sure if this is the right section of the forum, but I had to ask. Been looking at their stuff online for a while now and deciding if i should take the plunge and buy them for the bike. Wondering if anyone has used them and what kind of results they have gotten.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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Do you mean Zaino?
Yeah - hey - i make a typo once in a while. It is rare, but it does happen...

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Old 03-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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I've used their stuff on my cars. I put a full weekend of work into my MX-5 when I bought it. It had 2000 miles on it at the time, was a year old, and had been stored outside with stickers on it. I did the full process - wash, wash with Dawn, clay bar, polish, (hand) buff, spray the "show" spray, polish again, buff, show spray. I'm unsure if I did two or three coats. It took off the year of road grime, pollen, etc. that had imbedded itself in the paint. The previous owners were friends, and their comment upon seeing it was, "It looks better than the day we bought it." Not only did the car look fantastic, it felt wonderful. Running my hand over the clay bar'd and polished paint was like touching fine silk. I kept a microfiber cloth in the car so I could run my hands over it, and then quickly rub off the fingerprints.

My car is not a show car. Rather, it's a track rat. While the car looking good and feeling nice (that sounds so creepy) was a plus, protection from all the that gets thrown at the car, the stickers, the goo, the everything else is important. It's why we tried Zaino instead of sticking with the carnauba based wax we used before. The Zaino didn't stay that beautiful for a long time (I think rain got to it within a week), but it kept protecting well for months, far longer than the carnauba stuff. The reason I haven't kept up with it well is it's a lot of work on a car. But a bike has so much less surface area, it'd be far less work.

ETA: The stuff we used before was Zymöl. The Zaino is cheaper and IMO does a better job. The results at the end of the effort are better with Zaino, though that is close. But the Zaino lasts longer and costs less.

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I use it in the past. Goes on easy, wipes off easy.
Does not leave residue everywhere and if u get it on rubber trim, it wipes off.

ANd it smells good too--at least when it first came out.
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I use it on the GT500 and it's awesome. I've been using it off and on for 10 years and it's worth the price IMO.
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While I disagree with it being the best wax on the market, I do believe it outperdorms 98% of what you can buy in your local auto parts store or wal mart. Are you looking for paint correction, protection, or both. I have used zaino in the past when it was a multi step process just to wax the car. I would like to try their new formula that is less involved.
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I concur. Good stuff. I use it on my car, but never have tried it on the bike.
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Concur. Buying into it feels to me a little like Amway, because it's sort of obscure stuff with a lot of hype... but damned if it doesn't work really well. Doesn't require as much elbow grease to apply, IIRC. Been a while now since I was into detailing.
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While I disagree with it being the best wax on the market, I do believe it outperdorms 98% of what you can buy in your local auto parts store or wal mart. Are you looking for paint correction, protection, or both. I have used zaino in the past when it was a multi step process just to wax the car. I would like to try their new formula that is less involved.
Not looking for paint correction, just protection and the best shine possible.
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If you just want protection and shine, Zaino is one of the best products out there. It's what I cut my teeth on back in 2002, and I've used it in some form or capacity ever since.

These days I've broadened my horizons as far as what products I use, but still have and use Zaino if someone requests it.

I really like their standard polishes- Z2 and Z5, the detail spray Z6, the red Zaino clay bar, and their tire shine is awesome as well.

If you garage your car, you can expect a LOT of shine for a good long while with Zaino. My Mustang hasn't seen a coat of Zaino in literally years because it's spent a lot of time in the garage, and it STILL beads water. I have seen the same thing play out with my parents' Z28- no Zaino in a long while and it still beads. If you follow the directions and remove the contaminants with clay before you apply your polish, you shouldn't see any less than 6 months of protection.
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If you just want protection and shine, Zaino is one of the best products out there. It's what I cut my teeth on back in 2002, and I've used it in some form or capacity ever since.

These days I've broadened my horizons as far as what products I use, but still have and use Zaino if someone requests it.

I really like their standard polishes- Z2 and Z5, the detail spray Z6, the red Zaino clay bar, and their tire shine is awesome as well.

If you garage your car, you can expect a LOT of shine for a good long while with Zaino. My Mustang hasn't seen a coat of Zaino in literally years because it's spent a lot of time in the garage, and it STILL beads water. I have seen the same thing play out with my parents' Z28- no Zaino in a long while and it still beads. If you follow the directions and remove the contaminants with clay before you apply your polish, you shouldn't see any less than 6 months of protection.
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