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This is a discussion on which stuff is better? within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; ive been lookin do buy a full line of stuff to wash the car in the spring right now i ...

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    which stuff is better?

    ive been lookin do buy a full line of stuff to wash the car in the spring right now i got it narrowed to 2 companies tropi-care and zaino i noticed that tropi-care is a lil cheaper, is the zaino worth the extra $$$ or is the tropic care just as good or do they each have products that are better/worse than each other help would be greatly appreciated..

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    Prima products for me from now one.

    Either one you listed will do great though.

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    No experience from Tropi Care for me, but from everything I have read, Zaino>Tropicare.

    I have used Zaino for the past 5 years and been 100% pleased with it. I think you would be very happy with it as well. I don't see anyone being any more anal about their car than what I am with mine either.
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    luos what products would you recommend i get i dont have a pc and will be applying by hand?also wheres the best place to buy?

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    90+ percent of the looks of a nice finish is the prep of the surface. If you prep your paint correctly, no matter what you put on, it will look good...it's the icing on the cake

    That said, it comes down to preference; are you going for looks, protection, wetness, and shine? Then a good quality Carnauba wax will fit your needs
    If you're going for protection, shine, and durability, then a Sealant will be what you want

    I personally favor Selants since I've tried a lot of them, however, I'm more focused on durability and besides Sealants, I've found Collinite carnauba based wax to be the best of both worlds
    You can put carnauba wax on just about anything, but with sealants you run into compatibility issues in order for the sealant to properly bond to your finish...

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    say i get prima: epic,mystique,slick,amigo,hydro
    what order would i apply these in?are they good products?What category do the amigo and epic fall under (selant or carnauba wax)
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    Slick is a quick detailer. I use it and it is AWSOME. I also use Primo Nero on my plastic.vinyl and rubber. Good stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gable2000ta View Post
    say i get prima: epic,mystique,slick,amigo,hydro
    what order would i apply these in?are they good products?What category do the amigo and epic fall under (selant or carnauba wax)
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    Prima falls under Sealant...
    -Mystique to wash your car with
    -Amigo to apply after wash (Amigo is a glaze that enhances the shine and adds depth to your finish)
    -Optional: Hydro to prep your surface, and clean up a bit after Amigo
    -Epic (This is the final step, and it's a Sealant. Shake your products well before you use)

    Hydro you can use the next time you wash your car and while still wet, spritz some Hydro and dry
    The Slick is if you have to remove fingerprints, smudges. It works great on glass as well

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    try the Original Turtle Wax. Its still around for a reason, because it works! I find paying the extra premium for the brand name and prestige of products like Zaino and Mothers ridiculous. As for vinyl, I prefer good ole ArmrAll. Unbeatable UV protection and shine. plus you'll actually have money left over!!
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    Turtle wax should be name TURDle wax because its turd. Armorall is like spraying the dash etc. with WD-40. Sure you will have money left over-and your car will be a greasey turd. These products are still around because alot of people dont know any better and alot of people are cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Prima falls under Sealant...
    -Mystique to wash your car with
    -Amigo to apply after wash (Amigo is a glaze that enhances the shine and adds depth to your finish)
    -Optional: Hydro to prep your surface, and clean up a bit after Amigo
    -Epic (This is the final step, and it's a Sealant. Shake your products well before you use)

    Hydro you can use the next time you wash your car and while still wet, spritz some Hydro and dry
    The Slick is if you have to remove fingerprints, smudges. It works great on glass as well
    Prima has really good products, I really like their sealant Epic. It looks good and leaves a really slick surface. However isn't Hydro a spray sealant, a wax-as-you-dry type product? Its not described as having any cleaning abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2KLS1 View Post
    Prima has really good products, I really like their sealant Epic. It looks good and leaves a really slick surface. However isn't Hydro a spray sealant, a wax-as-you-dry type product? Its not described as having any cleaning abilities.
    You're correct, the Hydro does not have any cleaning ability, but it helps to some degree cover any towel prints -if any- left from the polish...
    It really is up to the user. I like using it that way. Sort of like Zaino guys use the Z6 in between coats
    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 11-27-2007 at 07:03 PM.

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    I use Zaino and love it. Easy on and off, shiny and smooth. Many friends of mine r using Meguires NXT generation and love it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97ramair View Post
    Many friends of mine r using Meguires NXT generation and love it too.
    Used it once.
    Decent shine, horrible longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Used it once.
    Decent shine, horrible longevity.
    Still waiting for my Pinnacle to arrive; hopefully tomorrow...in the meantime, I picked up some Adams Machine Wax at the carshow this past weekend, and tried it on a silver Camaro that had a rough finish today (polished and then waxed) Pretty decent stuff! very nice shine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Still waiting for my Pinnacle to arrive; hopefully tomorrow...in the meantime, I picked up some Adams Machine Wax at the carshow this past weekend, and tried it on a silver Camaro that had a rough finish today (polished and then waxed) Pretty decent stuff! very nice shine...
    Do you have anything that doesn't work well???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Do you have anything that doesn't work well???
    Hehe! just beefing up my arsenal.
    Nice to have Victoria, and Pinnacle seating side-by-side on the shelve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Nice to have Victoria, and Pinnacle seating side-by-side on the shelve


    For sure. Should be getting my own supply of Victoria soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post


    For sure. Should be getting my own supply of Victoria soon.
    Right on man!

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