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    Zaino recommends even thin coats of wax / polish. How many Ounces should be used per layer? (Z5 and Z2)
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    i would assume how ever much it takes, im sure they just mean don't glob it all on because thats unnecessary. Just as thin of a layer you can get should do the ticket. A lot of people just apply to much wax when it is unneeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevenue View Post
    Zaino recommends even thin coats of wax / polish. How many Ounces should be used per layer? (Z5 and Z2)
    One to two ounces of each. I would be glad to help you with it your first time Shawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    One to two ounces of each. I would be glad to help you with it your first time Shawn.
    I got 3 coats out of 1 Oz. of Z5 and 2 coats with 1 Oz. of Z2 both with ZFX additive.

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    The thinner the better.........
    1/2 oz +/- alittle should be more than enough for z2 or z5. 1oz of ZPC is about right for the size of car you're doing. Anything more than a oz and you are wasting product and making your job much harder.

    Again thinner is better (easier to apply and easier to remove). When you think you don't have enough on and you can barely see it you have it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bevenue View Post
    I got 3 coats out of 1 Oz. of Z5 and 2 coats with 1 Oz. of Z2 both with ZFX additive.
    Sounds about right............

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevenue View Post
    I got 3 coats out of 1 Oz. of Z5 and 2 coats with 1 Oz. of Z2 both with ZFX additive.
    Sounds just right. I didn't know you were going to use Zaino What all did you end up buying from Zaino?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Sounds just right. I didn't know you were going to use Zaino What all did you end up buying from Zaino?
    A lot.

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    I didn't know we had this many Zaino fans. This thread was not even an hour old, and it had already 7 replies!
    Now, post some pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    I didn't know we had this many Zaino fans. This thread was not even an hour old, and it had already 7 replies!
    Now, post some pics!
    Coming from a non-Zaino fan....



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    I've got some Z5 still left. I just don't have the Z1 to do it with
    I've just moved onto a different level of detailing. I like to experiment and see all other new products out there that I feel I'm missing out Gotta expand a little bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    I've got some Z5 still left. I just don't have the Z1 to do it with
    ZFX makes using Z-1 Polish Lok unnecessary. Using ZFX in place of Z-1 Polish Lok will promote cross-linking, reduce drying time, increase gloss factor, extend durability level, and instantly cure to allow multiple immediate coats! No more waiting between coats!

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    The thinner the better for sure. Zaino is a polymer based polish, not a wax. The product is a great deal when applied correctly. Nice bunch of product you got there! You'll be very happy with the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    Nice bunch of product you got there! You'll be very happy with the results.
    So far the products are great.
    The Z-9 got a stain out of my seat(Tan leather), that other name brands wouldn't phase.
    The Z-10 I can still smell it in my car, over a week later, and I cleaned my seats with my old product, then with the Zaino it still got even more dirt off of them.
    The Z-5 got my swirl marks out that other brands didn't even hide. I love it.
    The Z-2 just gave my car a deep wet shine. I didn't think my paint could shine like it does now, with a simple hand applied polish.
    The Z-16 I just put one coat on the tires and found out it works great on the black strip in the door jam.
    The ZFX I had never used Zaino before, so I don't know how much of a differance the ZFX made in drying time.

    The other products I have had time to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevenue View Post
    The ZFX I had never used Zaino before, so I don't know how much of a differance the ZFX made in drying time.

    The other products I have had time to use.
    The ZFX is to accelerate the curing time. Drying time, and curing time are two different things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    The ZFX is to accelerate the curing time. Drying time, and curing time are two different things
    Can you please explain the difference to me. I am new to the Zaino and other high quality waxes and polishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevenue View Post
    Can you please explain the difference to me. I am new to the Zaino and other high quality waxes and polishes.
    Drying time is when you wait for the wax/polish to haze before you remove. Curing time is the amount of time the wax, -or in most cases a polymer based sealant- need(s) to bond to the surface being applied to. Curing is required to allow the monomers (polymer building blocks) that make up the Sealant to attach to the surface being treated and to polymerize (crosslink) into a crystal-clear, film

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    Thanks, Now I know how waxes/polishes work.

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