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    Rock chips and scratches?

    Ok i have several rock chips on my doors and hood. Some go all the way through the paint and you can see the black fiberglass or metal under the paint. Im just curious if there is a good rubbing compound to use and perhaps clay? And after a good wax...but what kind? and a paste or liquid? Also it needs to be something that one can procure from autozone or something similar. Thanks for any help guys

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    Nothing you can do. Once it's gone thru the clear it cannot be buffed out
    May be some touch-up paint might help...

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    Thanks goose i hear your the man when it comes to our paint. I tried that covered it up pretty well. For a red TA what wax and or polish would you suggest to make it look its best? Something from autozone. Thanks for your help.

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    Which ones would you recommend for the ultimate shine? I really didnt want to buy stuff online but ive heard nothing but good from Zaino so you suckered me into it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Bad_TA View Post
    Which ones would you recommend for the ultimate shine? I really didnt want to buy stuff online but ive heard nothing but good from Zaino so you suckered me into it lol.
    Z2, Z5 and Z6 are great for a starter package.

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    Ok those, believe it or not, were the ones i was intending on purchasing. How long does shipping usually take? any ideas

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    Ok those, believe it or not, were the ones i was intending on purchasing. How long does shipping usually take? any ideas
    Depends on where you are. They have a distribution center in Kansas. I always have mine within 2 days of ordering.

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    Im in ohio but im just glad it wont take like 3 weeks. Any advice on application or anything. I know there is a tips section but just thought id ask. I do wax my car and whatnot but im not a detailing genius. And any ideas bout a clay bar. If i got one should i do that before any of the zaino is applied? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Bad_TA View Post
    Im in ohio but im just glad it wont take like 3 weeks. Any advice on application or anything. I know there is a tips section but just thought id ask. I do wax my car and whatnot but im not a detailing genius. And any ideas bout a clay bar. If i got one should i do that before any of the zaino is applied? Thanks
    You need to remove any existing wax by washing your car with Dawn dishsoap and then you need to claybar the car before applying any Zaino. Start with Z5 and use Z2 as your last coat. You will want to apply Z6 between every coat for added shine.

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    Well ordered it after weeks of debating over whether to spend the $$ on Zaino i decided to do it after readin all the positive reviews. When it comes in i will return with pics. Probably next weekend it will happen. But thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Bad_TA View Post
    Well ordered it after weeks of debating over whether to spend the $$ on Zaino i decided to do it after readin all the positive reviews. When it comes in i will return with pics. Probably next weekend it will happen. But thanks for your help
    Glad to help out, if you run into any further questions, feel free to ask

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    For your chips and what not. I have heard good results from people using factory matched touch up paint. Then adding clear. I have read about people doing either claybar or wetsanding and buffing afterwards. They say it really helps the appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    You need to remove any existing wax by washing your car with Dawn dishsoap and then you need to claybar the car before applying any Zaino. Start with Z5 and use Z2 as your last coat. You will want to apply Z6 between every coat for added shine.
    Ok after the polish(Z5) is added there will be no need for any wax, is that correct?

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    Ok after the polish(Z5) is added there will be no need for any wax, is that correct?
    I have never put wax over Zaino, you can, but really no need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I have never put wax over Zaino, you can, but really no need to.
    Ok then after the clay am i supposed to wash it again or can i just do the polish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Bad_TA View Post
    Ok then after the clay am i supposed to wash it again or can i just do the polish?
    Z5 after the clay.

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