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Zaino Waxes

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For the past year now I continuously hear that Zaino waxes are the best ever, just wondering what it's advantage is over natural carnuba wax?

Also I will be travelling down to Daytona for Bike Week, is there any place to buy it in Florida?

Thanks for your help.:sil:
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That's an interesting quote about paint sealants. The body shop that I go to that does lots of BMWs wont let you use any wax or sealant until the paint cures. If it's a question of paint curing, nothing should be put on. Is there an advantage to Zainos over a clearcoat. Of course there is. Those mentioned above and essentially an additional removable clearcoat. If you scratch your clearcoat or have environmentals bond to or etch your clearcoat, you need to remove the layers of the clearcoat. The Zainos can be restored. I would recommend 5 coats of zainos over a properly prepped finish and then a coat of carnauba. You get the wax finish that is easily removable to protect the zainos which has UV protection to protect the paint/clearcoat. The zaino will easily last 6-12 months and you just rejuvenate the wax as usual. If your wax gets taken off accidentally, or you wax too infrequent, you have the zainos to back you up. The stuff is super easy to put on. It's a no brainer. Zainos. Seems rather strange to suggest paint sealants are a danger. How many thousands of BMWs and other cars must have been coated with zainos and has anyone heard of these theoretical problems occuring even on a brand new vehicle where you might worry about cure?

BTW: www.ecklers.com you can buy zainos by credit card online at the same prices

Here's Sal Zainos response:

I do not like dealer applied paint sealants... I totally agree with BMW on dealer applied paint sealants...

Zaino is not a paint sealant.... it fact, it is quite the exact opposite...

Zaino is a synthetic based polish system... that is totally breathing and flexible, like a second skin...

I am a custom painter by trade for over thirty years.
I am very familar with Dupont and PPG and all other paints.

Todays paint technology uses a chemical reaction caused by a catalyst
to cure the paint. Factory paint is fully cured in 36 to 48 hours.

Zaino contains no Wax, Harmful Silicones or Abrasives.....

The funny thing is that this same dealer who tells you to wait 30 days
before waxing, usually puts a coat of wax on your car when he preps
it. Sounds a little contradicting. Don't you think???

Polish your car as soon as you get it. That factory paint is already
cured and needs protection against airborne contaminants and UV rays.
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mickey513 said:
I use Zymol, the blue stuff, works fine for me plus it's a one coat process. Nice, easy, quick, and I get the protection.

Those of you who use Zaino must have way too much free time or nothing better to do.
Just the opposite. One of the biggest advantages of Zainos is that it doesn't need to be refreshed as often. Wax is pretty fragile. In the best of conditions, it can't last as long as Zainos. The only way you can justify using a wax over Zaino is if you "have way too much free time or nothing better to do". And Zymol is wax right? It might be blue, but it dissipates just like any wax on a hot day. And any spot left bare of wax lets environmentals bond to the clearcoat. Talk about a time waster claying the car over and over. Just zaino the thing and be done with it. Waxes are nice, but they do take more work. Some people wax over the Zainos. You could go either way and it would look great. Some want that ultimate showroom shine and depth and others just want a clean shiny car.

IMO it's nuts not to zaino your BMW especially if you get it new. Minimum prep. Maximum protection. Minimum maintenance. Unsurpassed results. What more could you want?
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