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Whats up everyone. Im finally back after being away for a few weeks. My job sent me out to the west coast. I spent 4 days in San Francisco, and 1 day in Los Angeles. I was in LA earlier in the year, never been to SF. Didn't see too many Intrepids out there. I see a hell of a lot more in NYC.

Well anyways... it feels good to be back in NYC. Ya kinda miss it after a while, hehehehe.


Anyways... my father just bought a new 300m last month, and I ordered some more Zaino for myself, and some for him as well. Today I spent two hours claybaring my car. Well after all that manual labor... i must say... WOW! I cannot believe how the Zaino claybar (when used properly) takes off all of the crap thats on your paint (even after a car wash). The paint on my car is probably in better shape than it was when I drove it out of the dealer. I know my car was probably sitting in the outside dealers lot for a few months easy... so I know they never bothered to claybar it. It took off all the airborne contaminants, as well as all that paint overspray my car had when the dealer repained my bumper. Its sooooo smooth now.

This is the steps I did if anyone wants to try it. I first washed the car. Then I mixed a spray bottle of water and a very little amount of dawn dish detergent. Mixed them together and sprayed the car and wiped off. This is supposed to take off any remaining dirt and alkalines that the car wash does not take off. Its very important that your car be SPOTLESS clean because if you claybar a dirty car, you can seriously scratch up the paint. Then I mixed a bottle of water and a little bit of the Zaino Show Car Wash. This is what I used as a lubricant for the claybar. I would spray an area (like a quadrant or a door) and then I would rub the claybar into the paint. You can literally feel the crap coming off as you do this (I didnt believe this at first when the instructions said this). You know you took it all off when you rub and the rubbing feels smoother. After I claybar a section, I wipe off with a 100% cotton towel and check to see if its nice and smooth, which it was. I did the rest of the car, and afterwards I used the Z6 gloss enhancer spray to clean off the car (you really should get another car wash at this point but I am going to be getting one tomorrow anyways). Tomorrow my father is coming over with his 300M and we are going to wash and Z2 wax the cars together. We bought the ZFX polish treatment so ill let you know how that works. Its supposed to replace the Z1 pre-polish. They only give you a REALLY small container of ZFX. And I mean REALLY small... it comes out in drops. You are supposed to pour some polish into some smaller containers that come with the ZFX kit, then drop in 4 drops of ZFX into the container and shake. Well we will see how that works out.

Ill let ya all know tomorrow. Hopefully ill have some father and son pictures of my R/T and his 300m together when we are done.
 

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Well yesterday I waxed my car with my father's 300m. Ill have pictures to post after the new year of both of our rides.

I tried the Zaino ZFX. I can't really say if I liked it or disliked it. Its supposed to make the car dry faster, yet I didnt bother to dry the car till a few hours after I waxed anyways. It did come off with relative ease... with a few rare spots that were wetter than others which took a little more work to get off.

All in all... for $20... I am having trouble justifying the cost of this product. I think next time I am going to wax my car without the ZFX and see if I notice any difference. Using the ZFX is supposed to eliminate the use of the polish-lok pre-cleaner. However, if you wash your car throughly before waxing, you shoudnt need the pre-polish anyways.

Car still looks slammin though. Smooth as a baby's ass. :)
 
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