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I spent from 9am to 6pm this Saturday to clean and polish two cars. I took a break between 3pm and 4pm to shower and let the polish haze. Sorry, no pics from the shower. :twisted:

1.5 hours of that were spent on cleaning the wheel covers (Saturn) and rims (Mazda) alone. I am so sore that it hurts to type.
 

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Only one coat of Z-2 over the Z-1. I think it took a long time because:
-I was doing two whole cars
-they hadn't been waxed in a long time (Saturn) or ever (Mazda)
-I was being very anal about getting every surface perfectly clean
-the @#$*%@$ rims on the Mazda were covered in brake dust
-I'm slow, and I haven't done this often at all
-It was really humid (fog in the morning even) and at the low end of the recommended temperature for the Zaino
-I got worn out by the end of the day, and was even slower the next day

I might build up coats of Z-2 over time if the weather is nice on a given weekend. Maybe after a few coats I'll get quicker at it.
 

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Actually, to see the most difference I should probably create some very closely cropped pictures of the surfaces. The camera I took the pictures with is much higher resolution than CarDomain displays.

I honestly don't see much difference between the washed cars and the waxed cars either. Both cars have metallic glittery paint jobs under glossy clearcoat which tend to have lots of shimmer but not much "depth" which is what the Zaino is supposed to really bring out. Soon I'll do my husband's black Grand Am, and if that doesn't show a huge difference I'll be very dissapointed.
 

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I actually already bought a clay bar. I chickened out on using it that weekend because I could already tell it was going to take a LONG time to finish at the pace I was going.

The first thing I will clay is my windsheild because there is some wax or residue on it that isn't coming off with the glass cleaner but I can see when the sunlight hits or if it is wet outside. Dead bug season hits soon, so I'm sure I'll be using the clay a lot then...
 
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